“And Then There Were None” Garners Critical Acclaim

Company News January 6, 2016

Mammoth Screen’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterwork And Then There Were None aired to critical acclaim over the Christmas period averaging 8 million viewers and a 30% share across the three episodes!

The adaptation, written for the screen by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, Great Expectations) and directed by Craig Viveiros (The Liability, Ghosted), featured a star studded cast of Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor and Aidan Turner.

And Then There Were None sees ten strangers invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast, but when one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number…

The series is available to view on the BBC iPlayer until January 25th 2016 here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06tpvfk/and-then-there-were-none-episode-1

You can also pre-order And Then There Were None here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-There-Were-None-DVD/dp/B01936Q0IM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452097011&sr=8-2&keywords=and+then+there+were+none

Here’s what the papers have to say:

 

Guardian, Review – Sophie Hannah

“The Daily Mail is right: viewers will be stunned – but in a good way. This is going to be the TV event of the year.”

 

Daily Express – Matt Baylis

“…this was a jewel, perhaps the jewel, of the holiday schedules. Shot ore like a stylish horror than a murder-mystery, Sarah Phelps’s script worked fresh magic from Christie’s bestseller.”

 

The Times, Saturday Review – David Chater

“This outrageously talented cast is matched by mesmerising production values and an attention to period details that beggars belief. It must surely be the best Christie adaptation yet made for television.”

 

Guardian, Sam Wollaston

“I think the queen of crime would approve. I certainly do. Mass murder rarely gets as fun as this.”

 

Times, T2 – Alex Hardy

“..BBC One was right to suspect it would make a cracking adaptation for Christmas time: with visuals rich enough to let us stay in our festive stupor and a story chilling enough to knock us right out of it.”

“Well done to the director Craig Viveiros, and to the whole production, for capturing the hedonism as well as the horror.”

 

Independent – Sarah Hughes

“By the time the endgame arrived audiences watching at home were living on their fraying nerves just as much as the paranoid inhabitants of Soldier Island.”