'ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE'
BBC SETS STELLAR CAST FOR NEW AGATHA CHRISTIE SERIES
|'Poldark' star Eleanor Tomlinson|
|Matthew Good is no stranger to period set drama|
Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point.Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack’s innocence. But Jack died in prison before
the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant
to dig up the secrets of the past.
Rachel’s widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none
of Rachel’s other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor long standing housekeeper Kirsten, is
willing to reopen that most
horrendous chapter of their lives. However, the shattering implications
of Calgary’s story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then
the wrong person was arrested for Rachel’s murder. And if Jack was not
the killer, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point.
|Ed Westwick and Alice Eve|
|Anthony Boyle and Luke Treadaway|
'LITTLE WOMEN' BBC SERIES
ANGELA LANSBURY AND EMILY WATSON TO LEAD THE CAST
BBC's been busy today, also revealing the cast for another of their upcoming three part mini series, a new small screen adaptation of
Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN which will also air on PBS! Angela Lansbury has been cast as Aunt March, Emily Watson as Marmee, the matriarch of March family, and Michael Gambon as benevolent neighbour Mr Laurence. The March sisters will be played by Maya Hawke as willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald as eldest daughter Meg; Annes Elwy as Beth; and Kathryn Newton as youngest sister Amy. Jonah Hauer King will play Laurie Laurence, the charming boy next door.
|Emily Watson will be the matriarch|
|Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Jonah Hauer King|
LITTLE WOMEN are set against the backdrop of the Civil War, and the story follows the four sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother Marmee, while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.