LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The BBC says it plans to air next month a three-part television adaptation of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery novel And Then There Were None.
The cast includes Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor and Aidan Turner. Sarah Phelps wrote the miniseries and Craig Viveiros directed it.
"A reckless playboy. A decrepit judge. A nervous businessman. An unhinged Harley Street doctor. A God-fearing spinster. A secretive governess. A guilt-ridden general. A remorseless mercenary. Two anxious servants," a synopsis said. "Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts -- the improbably named Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen -- the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilization. Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die -- one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys' -- a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: '... and then there were none.'"
"Agatha Christie traditionally wrote a 'Christie for Christmas;' that's what her publishers used to call it and this will be the first of BBC One's 'Agatha Christie's Christie for Christmas' and we very much hope there will be others to follow," Hilary Strong, chief executive officer of Agatha Christie Productions, said in a statement Friday.