Ordeal by Innocence: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation by Agatha ChristieA brand-new BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Agatha Christie s novel, known to be a favorite among her own works
Recovering from amnesia, Dr. Arthur Calgary discovers that he alone could have provided an alibi in a scandalous murder trial. It ended in the conviction of Jacko Argyle. The victim was Jacko s own mother, and to make matters worse, he died in prison. But the young man s innocence means that someone else killed the Argyle matriarch and would certainly kill again to remain in the shadows. Shaded in the moral ambiguity of murder, this provocative psychological puzzler of guilt, vengeance, and blood secrets is among Agatha Christie s personal favorites.
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It is based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name and is the third English-language filmed version to be broadcast. The show was originally intended to be broadcast as part of the BBC Christmas programming but was held back due to original cast member Ed Westwick being accused of sexual assault. His scenes were later reshot with Christian Cooke taking his place. The series attracted positive reviews despite some backlash over the changes made to the plot. The direction and styling were afforded particular praise. Wealthy heiress Rachel Argyll is found bludgeoned to death in her palatial home where she lives with her husband Leo, their five adopted children Mary, Mickey, Jack, Tina, and Hester, and their maid Kirsten Lindquist. Jack is arrested for the crime as his fingerprints are found on the presumed murder weapon.
Sign in. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Edit Ordeal by Innocence Kirsten Lindstrom 3 episodes, Anthony Boyle Jack Argyll 3 episodes, Christian Cooke
Christmas 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. 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.
It was followed the next year by a two-part take on The Witness for the Prosecution by the same writer — the award-winning Sarah Phelps. A third Christie, Ordeal by Innocence , was announced in July , with the intention that this latest two-parter would again go out in a festive slot. But real-world events ended up impacting on the BBC's plans. Here's everything we know about this latest Christie special, as well as the Beeb's larger plans for her work going forward. Don't worry, we won't be dropping spoilers especially whodunnit but here's the gist Young delinquent Jacko Argyle dies in prison while serving a sentence for killing his adoptive mother Rachel, a crime he always insisted he didn't commit.