Agatha Christie's thriller novels gave begin to unbelievable TV collection, from Poirot to Miss Marple, and additional. We're score all of them!
The best-selling author of all time and the Queen of crime fiction, Agatha Christie wrote greater than sixty detective novels all through her lifetime, that includes memorable characters like Hercule Poirot, Tommy, and Tuppence Beresford, and Miss Marple; even a thinly veiled caricature of herself, a thriller novelist named Ariadne Oliver, appeared every so often.
Her work has spawned a boatload of business variations, along with pretty only a few TV reveals – all of that are listed right here, ranked in accordance with their IMDb shopper score.
BBC has made a lot of Agatha Christie miniseries over the previous few years, and The Pale Horse is the newest – and, based mostly on IMDb customers, the worst. The plot focuses on vintage vendor Mark Easterbrook, who finds himself caught up in an advanced murder plot the place all the victims seem to have died of pure causes.
Fans of the e-book it was based mostly totally on weren't exactly happy with the modifications made, which could assist make clear the comparatively low IMDb score of 6.1; exterior of that, the collection acquired blended critiques, normally directed each positively or negatively at its suspense and thrills.
A six-episode drama assortment based mostly on the Christie novels The Secret Adversary and N or M?, BBC One's Partners In Crime follows Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, whose chance encounter with a missing woman leads to them turning into quasi-secret-agents.
The assortment acquired blended critiques, with reward directed on the visuals and characters nonetheless criticism directed on the casting and plot; it acquired a 6.four consumer score on IMDb.
Starring John Malkovich as a result of the eccentric Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, BBC One's The ABC Murders is a darker deal with the essential novel by Agatha Christie, which finds Poirot having to go looking out an elusive killer who murders his victims in alphabetical order.
Despite solely receiving a 6.6 rating on IMDb, the gathering acquired largely constructive critiques from critics; many praised Malkovich's effectivity and the addition of a backstory for Poirot.
Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple is a thriller anime assortment that ties its two (beforehand unaffiliated) namesakes collectively by Mabel West, Poirot's energetic assistant and Marple's great-niece.
Other than this, it truly doesn't change the essential Christie tales so much, adapting classics like “Death in the Clouds” or “The ABC Murders” with relative faithfulness. It in the meanwhile holds a steady 7.zero shopper rating on IMDb.
Sarah Phelps' BBC One miniseries The Witness For The Prosecution depends on actually certainly one of Christie's most well-known temporary tales, following Leonard Vole, a married man who's accused of murdering his lover, an older girl.
His predicament solely will worsen when his partner decides to testify – as a witness for the prosecution. The collection acquired principally constructive critiques for its casting, script, tone, and ending; on IMDb, it has a 7.zero score.
The BBC One drama collection Ordeal By Innocence follows the residents of a house the place a wealthy heiress was found murdered, as their world is shaken by the revelation that the individual tried for the murder was innocent all alongside.
It acquired optimistic critiques for its layered storyline, ambiance, and characters, though it was met with some criticism for its adjustments to the e guide's plot and its sophisticated “time jumps”. It in the meanwhile stands at a 7.three rating on IMDb.
Based on Christie's similarly-titled temporary story assortment, the short-running television assortment Agatha Christie's Partners In Crime follows Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, a husband-and-wife mystery-solving duo who open a London detective firm.
Reviews for the collection had been extensively combined, though it has a reasonably good 7.5 rating on IMDb.
The satisfying, frenetic French-language television assortment Les Petits Meurtres Agatha Christie follows Superintendent Larosière, a masterful detective whose character blends parts from a variety of Christie's finest heroes.
The assortment has tailor-made thirty-six of Christie's mysteries throughout its fourteen-year-run, and it has a 7.6 shopper rating on IMDb.
ITV wasn't content material materials with adapting all the Poirot novels for television; they wanted to deal with Marple, as successfully. Their long-running collection Agatha Christie's Marple tailor-made all twelve of the Miss Marple novels along with plenty of temporary tales and some Christie novels that didn't even embrace Marple throughout the first place, akin to Towards Zero and The Pale Horse.
While it attracted controversy for the (typically heavy) modifications it made to its supply supplies, the gathering was extensively praised and stays a staple of thriller television; it has a 7.Eight rankings on IMDb.
The South Korean drama assortment Miss Ma, Nemesis presents a modernized deal with Christie's fundamental Miss Marple novels, notably Nemesis. It follows Ma Ji-won, an writer of detective fiction who escapes from jail 9 years after being wrongfully convicted of her daughter's murder.
She takes on the alias “Miss Ma” and settles in a small village the place, whereas in search of clues to convey her nearer to her daughter's precise killer, she solves native crimes in her spare time. The assortment in the meanwhile holds a 7.9 IMDb rating.
The first of Sarah Phelps' many Christie variations for BBC One and pretty in all probability the simplest, the gleefully darkish and twisted And Then There Were None follows ten people trapped on an inescapable island, as everyone seems to be killed one after the opposite by an unseen foe.
It acquired optimistic critiques for its tone, characters, cinematography, and coping with of the provision supplies, and is extensively credited with reinvigorating worldwide curiosity in Christie's works; it in the meanwhile has a shopper rating of 8.zero on IMDb.
The closing Agatha Christie adaptation, on the very least for die-hard followers, is ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot starring David Suchet, which ran for 24 years between 1989 and 2013 – adapting every single predominant Poirot thriller (excepting the stage play Black Coffee) over its seventy episodes and concluding, appropriately, with Curtain.
It acquired widespread acclaim from critics for its writing, tone, casting, and ambiance, and at present holds a superb 8.6 shopper score on IMDb. Suchet's effectivity as Poirot was notably praised, with Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard remarking he was “visually … the most convincing.”