The Witness for the Prosecution ★★

I must confess to only having half an eye on this, so my rating maybe a little unfair. However, it was just too gloomy and bleak to grab my attention. Not the fault of the story itself you understand, just not really what you want to see on Boxing Day/27th December. Not very festive.

Anyone expecting a remake of the 1957 Billy Wilder film (adapted from Agatha Christie's play) will be in for something of a shock at this pea souper of a grubby affair, taken its inspiration more from Christie's original short story...though I imagine a few Christie fans will be horrified at the sex scenes and the F word liberally smattered throughout proceedings.

It's a real shame, I thoroughly enjoyed And Then There Were None that the BBC broadcast last Christmas, so I was hoping to be won over here too, but it was not to be.

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