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post Dec 26 2015, 01:15 PM
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Start of a 3 part BBC1 dramatisation tonight over 3 nights concluding Monday night, its my favourite Agatha Christie novel, seen a few trailers of it, it looks so good, looking forward to it, its got a great cast. I remember watching the original movie, and it had me hooked from the start, I just hope BBC1 adaptation is as good as the original film.

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post Dec 26 2015, 01:22 PM
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This is probably the best plotted of her books so very much looking forward to this.
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post Dec 26 2015, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE(Jester @ Dec 26 2015, 01:22 PM) *
This is probably the best plotted of her books so very much looking forward to this.


Have you read or seen 'Witness for the Prosecution'? Her best by far! But this one is pretty much near perfect! Really looking forward to it.
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post Dec 26 2015, 10:25 PM
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Slow in places, but its gripping to watch, it makes a great drama as the story unfolds, this BBC adaptation coincides with Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.
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post Dec 27 2015, 07:42 PM
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Anyone watching this on BBC1? Started last night and continues tonight and tomorrow. Basred on Agatha Christie's original 1939 novel entitled Ten Little n****** which was changed to Ten Little Indians as the Americans refused to publish it with her original title.
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post Dec 27 2015, 07:52 PM
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Bit slow last night but glad they've stuck with the original novel's ending rather than the alternative one from subsequent plays.
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post Dec 27 2015, 10:01 PM
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QUOTE(Kath @ Dec 26 2015, 09:11 PM) *
Have you read or seen 'Witness for the Prosecution'? Her best by far! But this one is pretty much near perfect! Really looking forward to it.

I read all her books (80+) and plays when I was younger.

It's been fantastic so far - so menacing! I remember who did it too, which means I've spoiled it for myself sad.gif
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I'm enjoying this after a slow start, its so gripping the ending made me wanting more, I'm glad it stuck to its original, and I also remembered who did it sad.gif but I do love And Then There Were None, its Agatha Christie's best work. I just hope BBC1 do more adaptations of her work in the new year.
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The ABC Murders is her best book imo, but this is close second.
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post Dec 27 2015, 10:32 PM
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I think both episodes have been really good, I can't wait for tomorrow night's conclusion (even if I remember what happens at the end)
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post Dec 27 2015, 11:07 PM
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This is amazing, I've admittedly never read the novel or seen any other adaptations of this (forgive me) so this is all new to me, but I really love it. Very tense and really excellent character-building each time, which is admirable considering they (presumably) all die tongue.gif
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post Dec 27 2015, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE(Common Sense @ Dec 27 2015, 07:52 PM) *
Bit slow last night but glad they've stuck with the original novel's ending rather than the alternative one from subsequent plays.


I prefer the film/play ending. My favourite version of this is the 1945 Barry Fitzgerald/Louis Hayward version - I loved the touches of humour in it (which this TV adaptation lacks somewhat). Still good to watch though.

I really want there to be a new TV adaptation of Witness for the Prosecution.
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post Dec 28 2015, 11:32 AM
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The second episode was far more gripping than the first. It's enjoyable so far and looking forward to tonight's concluding episode!
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Wow... that ending did not disappoint, it had everything, suspense, very creepy and well thought out. Best thing I've seen this Christmas so far... Maeve that played Vera she was on point throughout the whole 3 part series. In the end she stole the whole show.

And to mark the Agatha Christie 125th centenary I found out Royal Mail are releasing a stamp set to mark Agatha Christie's work next year.
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QUOTE(Mart!n @ Dec 28 2015, 10:11 PM) *
Wow... that ending did not disappoint, it had everything, suspense, very creepy and well thought out. Best thing I've seen this Christmas so far... Maeve that played Vera she was on point throughout the whole 3 part series. In the end she stole the whole show.

And to mark the Agatha Christie 125th centenary I found out Royal Mail are releasing a stamp set to mark Agatha Christie's work next year.


Vera so totally deserved what was coming to her! A really good three parter. For once - the oh so over-used slo-mo worked. And you're right - the woman that played Vera was excellent. I thought her and the policeman were the best.

I still prefer the film ending (but in that both Lombard - who isn't really Lombard and Vera are actually innocent of any crimes).


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post Dec 28 2015, 10:31 PM
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I wouldn't call the ending faithful to the one in the book, but I did enjoy the show.
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OMG, that was amazing. I kept clear of spoilers'haven't read the book so it came as a surprise, and I'm seeing now how it makes sense what with the one red herring that wasn't clear and him being a judge and the only one that didn't actually kill anyone unlawfully (and how quiet he was, I thought that might mean that he wasn't being developed much as he will die soon, but that's clearly Miss Christie fooling me there tongue.gif). Charles Dance was such a brilliant choice for that role, I swear no one else can play a heartless mastermind like him. Vera was excellently portrayed too (though definitely deserved that death, that bitch mellow.gif)

Fantastic drama, made me interested in the book as well (despite the mystery element going). I hope the BBC do more specials like this, was very entertaining.
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I've just watched it over the last couple nights. It was a lot better than the recent series with David Walliams. I read a lot of her books in my teens, but hadn't read this one, so I didn't know the ending. That helped keep the suspense up over the three episodes.

Given that the novel was published in 1939, I was quite surprised at the way it challenged certain attitudes at the time, such as hostility towards homosexuality.
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post Jan 4 2016, 02:31 PM
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I found it very enjoyable but would agree it wasn't totally faithful to the ending in the book.
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post Jan 4 2016, 06:01 PM
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I really enjoyed this mini-series. The first episode was a little slow in its pacing, but the second and third episodes were so gripping! Really fantastic watch and thrilling conclusion as well.
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