TV Review – ‘And Then There Were None’

Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve now seen the BBC adaptation of ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie. This was a three-part drama that was shown from the 26th to the 28th of December 2015. I had been looking forward to seeing this, as I do enjoy an Agatha Christie extravaganza. This however was a little disappointing.

Ten strangers are invited to Soldier’s Island off the coast of Devon. When they arrive, their hosts are nowhere to be seen. All ten guests have been accused for murder and are soon killed off one by one. With no escape, the mystery ensues as to how; why and who is doing all the killings on this island.

This Agatha Christie drama is darker and horrific, compared to other dramatised murder mysteries I’ve seen. I was hoping for something on the lines of Miss Marple with Geradline McEwan and Julie Mackenzie. I later discovered that this was the hardest murder mystery that Christie had written.

I was impressed by the performances of the cast featured in this drama. I was pleased to see Charles Dance (who I’ve seen in Charles Dickens dramas like ‘Bleak House’). It was good to see Burn Gorman (from ‘Torchwood’); Toby Stephens (from ‘Jane Eyre’) and Aidan Turner (from ‘The Hobbit’).

I felt the climax to this drama was weak, as I couldn’t understand the logic of who had committed the murders and there wasn’t enough time to explain how and why things happened during the story. So in all honesty, ‘And Then There Was None’ wasn’t a murder mystery I found very satisfying.

Bye for now.

Tim. 🙂

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