Monday, February 22, 2016

Guilty Secrets

Although it was originally broadcast in Britain over three evenings—December 26-28, 2015—the new BBC One miniseries, And Then There Were None, is set to air on the American cable network Lifetime next month in only two segments. Those will be shown on Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT each night.

This latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling 1939 standalone thriller, about ill-fated strangers brought together on an island off the Devon coast, stars Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, and Toby Stephens. The Daily Telegraph called it “a gripping confection featuring all the most reliable hallmarks of the brand,” while The Guardian quoted screenwriter Sarah Phelps describing the tale as “genuinely terrifying ... nobody is coming to save you ... no dapper Belgian detective, no twinkly-eyed and steely spinster is going to arrive and unravel it.”

Click here to watch a trailer for this miniseries, as well as the program’s ominous opening title sequence and the early scene showing the arrival on the island of Christie’s 10 secretive guests.

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