Last year, part of my excitement about the holidays was based on the expectation of the BBC’s new adaptation of And Then There Were None, one of my favourite – and certainly one of the best – Agatha Christie novels. The new adaptation did not disappoint. It was hugely successful and actually worth the hype.
This year, the BBC is aiming to repeat last years feat with a new adaptation of another Agatha Christie story – another favourite of mine: Witness for the Prosecution.
There is something very special about the story, originally written in 1925. It is full of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and a few twists that prove why Dame Agatha still is the best known mystery crime writer.
This year, however, I am slightly cautious. The BBC adaptation – great casting even tho not as exciting as last year’s – is up against a very formidable existing adaptation:
Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester – they set a very high bar (pun intended) for anyone attempting to re-create the original court room drama. I guess, we will see what the new adaptation brings to the table.
Is anyone else looking forward to this?