Agatha Christie


Agatha Christie’s Ordeal goes global with Endeavour

Endeavour Content has secured sales in key territories for Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence. The miniseries has sold to a number of major markets including France via Canal + Group, and Australia through ABC. In Scandinavia the title will air on TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Norwat and MTV3 in Finland. BBC Studios has also […]

RLJE Int’l rebrands to Acorn Media Int’l

RLJE International has been renamed Acorn Media International. The division is the international unit of RLJ, the US-listed company that runs OTT services and is the majority owner of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the author’s IP. The international business started out as a DVD label and has since branched out into digital and other […]

BBC One adds seven Agatha Christie dramas

UK broadcaster BBC One has kicked off the Edinburgh International Television Festival with an agreement to broadcast seven new Agatha Christie-inspired dramas over the next four years. The deal with is Agatha Christie Productions, whose production wing will wotk with ITV Studios-owned Mammoth Screen on the adaptations. The first Christie novel to be adapted will […]

BBC, Acorn, A+E partner for new Agatha Christie

The BBC, A+E Studios and Acorn are coproducing a TV adaptation of Agatha Christie novel The Witness for the Prosecution, which will bow on BBC One in the UK, and Brit-centric streaming service Acorn TV in the US. The novel will be adapted by Sarah Phelps who penned the recent successful TV version of Christie’s […]

Acorn grows line-up with And Then There Were None

Acorn has added Agatha Christie adaptation And Then There Were None to its electronic-sell-through line-up. Acorn is a US SVOD and EST service programmed with UK and international programming. It is owned by Agatha Christie company RLJ Entertainment, and has now secured the latest Christie adaptation for US download to own. The period detective drama, […]

Lifetime joins BBC Agatha Christie series

Lifetime has become a coproducer on the upcoming BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None. The three-part show will be produced by ITV-owned prodco Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions. Set in 1939 England, the murder mystery follows a group of ten strangers lured to a remote island, after which members […]

Partners line up for new Agatha Christie drama

A raft of international broadcasters have prebought Partners in Crime, the new BBC Agatha Christie series. David Walliams (Little Britain) was in Cannes this week to promote the show as All3Media launched it internationally, and TBI understands several broadcasters have already acquired the series. The ABC has bought it for Australia, and pay TV operator […]

BBC probes Wild Weather, orders Agatha Christie drama

UK broadcaster BBC One has ordered primetime science series called Wild Weather that’s coproduced by an Australia factual firm and an Agatha Christie-inspired drama (pictured). The 3x60mins Wild Weather with Richard Hammond promises to explore weather “in a way it’s never been done before” through major experiments and technologies. It launches in November this year, […]

RLJ picks Pears as sales boss

US distributor RLJ Entertainment has hired Mike Pears as its executive VP, content sales. In the newly-created role Pears will oversee TV and digital sales. He joins from Cinedigm Entertainment where he was president of digital sales. “With his foundational experience in the industry and leading role in the digital and cable/satellite VOD space, [Pears] […]

BBC takes Agatha Christie rights

UK public broadcaster the BBC has won UK rights to Agatha Christie and has announced two new drama adaptations of the famous author’s works. BBC One will air new versions of murder mysteries And Then There Were None and Partners in Crime. Red Arrow-owned UK-based producer Endor will make the six-episode Partners in Crime adaptation […]