BBC Plans New Christie’s “Witness” Mini-Series

BBC One has ordered a new two-part TV mini-series adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic “Witness For The Prosecution” which Mammoth Screen, Acorn Media Enterprises/Acorn TV and A+E Studios will produce.

Adapted by Sarah Phelps (“And Then There Were None”) and directed by Julian Jarrold (“The Girl”), the work was first published as a short story in 1925 and later became a stage play and the famed 1957 Billy Wilder-directed film starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich.

The story is set in 1920s London where a brutal murder of a glamorous young heiress where all the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young man to whom the heiress left her fortune. He maintains that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

Source: Deadline