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BBC Plans New "Lady Vanishes" TV Movie

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 21st 2012 10:02AM

The BBC is producing a new 90-minute telemovie take on the Hitchcock classic "The Lady Vanishes" says BBC News.

Set in 1931, the story centers on a young socialite on vacation who leaves her friends to travel alone. She meets a kind older woman who promptly disappears from her train while travelling across Europe.

Tuppence Middleton ("Spies Of Warsaw," "Love Punch"), Tom Hughes ("Cemetery Junction," "Page Eight"), Keeley Hawes ("Ashes to Ashes," "Spooks"), Gemma Jones ("Spooks"), Julian Rhind-Tutt ("The Hour") and Selina Cadell ("Doc Martin") star.

Diarmuid Lawrence ("Little Dorrit") is directing and Fiona Seres has penned the new telemovie which, like the original 'Lady', is based on Ethel Lina White's novel "The Wheel Spins".

Shooting kicks off on location in Budapest later this month ahead of airing this Christmas in the UK.

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