BBC’s updated ‘Partners in Crime’ one to watch


Based on the Tommy and Tuppence characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime follows the husband and wife sleuths in 1950s England as they stumble into a world of Cold War conspiracy, undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy.

Starring David Walliams (Little Britain, Big School, Mr. Stink) and Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, An Adventure in Space and Time, Wolf Hall) as the crime-fighting husband and wife duo, Partners in Crime will see the first three episodes adapted from Christie’s novel ‘The Secret Adversary’ and the remaining three episodes being adapted from ‘N or M?’.

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Partners in Crime will screen on BBC1 in 2015 to coincide with for the 125th anniversary of Christie’s birth and, hopefully, see its way to America on public television as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series not long after. Partners in Crime is the first of two major new dramas planned for next year involving Christie, the second of which is a new production of the popular Christie novel “And Then There Were None”, first published in 1939.

Only halfway through 2015 we’ve already been treated to the likes of Downton Abbey, Grantchester, Call the Midwife, Mr. SelfridgeWolf Hall, Last Tango in Halifax, Poldark and Crimson Field. With Indian Summers, Home Fires, Arthur & George, The Widower, The Guilty and even a little Sherlock on the books for the last half of 2015, I’m starting to love these drama wars between BBC and ITV. With PBS and public television stations in the States listed as the beneficiary on all the necessary forms, 2015-2016 is shaping up to be the best yet.