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First look images revealed for Magpie Murders adaptation

Pictured: LESLEY MANVILLE as Susan Ryeland and TIM MCMULLAN as Atticus Pünd

First look images revealed for Magpie Murders adaptation

[22 September, 2021] Eleventh Hour Films, BritBox UK and MASTERPIECE today unveiled a selection of initial images from the upcoming adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s acclaimed and best-selling novel Magpie Murders, which wrapped production in London, Suffolk and Ireland last month. 

The plot to Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, played by Lesley Manville, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript by best-selling mystery writer Alan Conway (Conleth Hill), featuring Conway’s detective Atticus Pünd (Timothy McMullan), and has little idea it will change her life.

Further cast members include Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Des), Alexandros Logothetis (42°C, The Island), Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel, My Mad Fat Diary), Matthew Beard (Dracula, And When Did You Last See Your Father?), Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard, Green Wing, Bridgerton) and Michael Maloney (The Crown, The Trial Of Christine Keeler). Produced by Eleventh Hour Films, Magpie Murders is helmed by director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, Military Wives, The A Word) and distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. 

Magpie Murders will launch on BritBox UK and MASTERPIECE in 2022. 

Pictured: (L-R) MATTHEW BEARD as James Fraser, TIM MCMULLAN as Atticus Pünd, Director Peter Cattaneo and LESLEY MANVILLE as Susan Ryeland 

 

Pictured: DANIEL MAYS as Inspector Raymond Chubb

 

Pictured: LESLEY MANVILLE as Susan Ryeland 

 

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Editor’s Notes: 

About Eleventh Hour Films

Established in 2010, Eleventh Hour Films is an ideas driven independent production company with a breadth of experience producing drama of the highest quality, both in the UK and internationally. EHF enjoyed critical acclaim in 2020 with the globally successful Alex Rider spy series, a thrilling 8 part adaptation of the best-selling coming-of-age novels from Anthony Horowitz. The series premiered on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and on IMDb TV in the USA, and has sold in over 100 territories worldwide. Production commenced on a second series of Alex Rider in 2021. 

The company’s other productions include Safe House (ITV), New Blood (BBC One), Foyles War (ITV) and Collision (ITV).

About BritBox UK

BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 are also available. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites  via web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and streaming devices including Fire TV, Apple TV, Freesat & Chromecast. Content on BritBox can be downloaded and viewed offline where rights allow.

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About MASTERPIECE

Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.