Two current 1940s TV shows
It's had a mixed reaction, which I can understand. In some ways it's very clumsily done; shots are arranged to highlight THIS IS SIGNIFICANT, and characters are overblown so every little thing they do seems sinister. Everything and anything anyone does has to appear to signify something. No-one ever just does anything. I know Agatha Christie's stuff has a reputation for being cosy, but this tries so hard to be the opposite of cosy it comes out rather silly at times. And questions do arise: in such a large house, with so many people in it, why is there only one maid? Obviously, it's because she's part of the story and they're trying to make her a focal point, and to maintain a sense of claustrophobia, but it's daft. A few silent extras and a bit of normailty wouldn't harm it.
On the plus side, Bill Nighy is fantastic - the one person who really is his character rather than flouncing around ACTING, DAHLING. The post-war costuming is super, especially the fancy frocks, though as Tina Argyll actress Crystal Clarke is the picture of librarian chic. And on the subject of Crystal Clarke, it's great to see a woman of colour getting a role in a Christie adaptation – all the Argyll children are adopted, so why not? (I suspect it makes the Waily Fail readership's heads explode, which is never a bad thing.)
Anyway, the final episode is on on Sunday, and if you can access iPlayer you can catch up with the previous episodes now.
Again, it's on iPlayer if you fancy catching up.