When is Agatha Christie's Murder is Easy on TV?

The Queen of Crime's 1939 novel is coming to the small screen

David Johnsson as Luke Fitzwilliam in Murder is Easy
Murder is Easy stars David Johnsson as Luke Fitzwilliam, a lesser-known Agatha Christie sleuth. (BBC)

The unique works of Agatha Christie will be returning to the small screen with a new adaptation of her work for the BBC.

Known as the Queen of Crime, Christie's novels have enjoyed a long legacy with her detective characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple enduring both on and off the page for decades.

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Now, Christie's novel Murder is Easy is being made into a two-part drama for the channel, and new details have emerged about the production including who will star in it.

Here is everything that you need to know.

David Johnsson and Mathew Baynton in Murder is Easy
Mathew Baynton will also make an appearance in Murder is Easy. (BBC)

The two-part drama will air on BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday, 27 December and Thursday, 28 December. Both episodes will available to stream on iPlayer from 6am.

The programme will also be released on BritBox International’s streaming service in the US, Canada and South Africa, the BBC has confirmed.

A first look trailer for Murder is Easy was revealed on Wednesday, 6 December which shared a glimpse of what viewers can expect from the limited series.

In it, Fitzwilliam meets with Miss Pinkerton who informs him of the murders happening in her village before she too winds up dead, leading the detective to investigate.

Morfydd Clark as Bridget in Murder is Easy
Morfydd Clark takes on the role of Bridget in the two-part drama. (BBC)

Based on her 1939 book of the same name, Murder is Easy follows one of Christie's lesser-known characters: Superintendent Battle.

The story is set in England in 1954, and it sees Fitzwilliam meet a woman named Miss Pinkerton on a train who tells him that there is a killer on the loose in the village of Wychwood under Ashe.

The residents of the sleepy village believe that the deaths were accidental, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise so she warns Fitzwilliam.

Sadly, she later turns up dead whilst travelling to Scotland Yard. Fitzwilliam decides to bring her killer to justice before they can strike again, but for some people murder is easy.

Douglas Henshall in Murder is Easy
Douglas Henshall will also star in Murder is Easy. (BBC)

David Jonsson will take on the role of Fitzwilliam in Murder is Easy. He will star alongside Morfydd Clark as Bridget, Penelope Wilton as Miss Pinkerton, Sinead Matthews as Miss Waynflete, Tom Riley as Lord Whitfield, and Douglas Henshall as Major Horton.

Other cast members include Mathew Baynton as Dr Thomas, Mark Bonnar as Reverend Humbleby, Nimra Bucha as Mrs Humbleby, Tamzin Outhwaite as Mrs Pierce, Jon Pointing as Rivers, and Phoebe Licorish, who is making her screen debut as Rose.

Murder is Easy will air on BBC One and iPlayer on 27 December