Channel 5 in the UK will be airing “Agatha & The Midnight Murders” next Week, on the 7th October. The Movie, was filmed in Malta, with locations including one of the most instantly-recognisable hotels in Malta, St Paul’s Catacombs, and Wignacourt’s Museum.
Agatha and the Midnight Murders is a new feature-length film starring Helen Baxendale. The Friends and Cuckoo actress plays legendary writer Agatha Christie in the story, which is set during World War Two. It’s written by Tom Dalton, who penned C5’s previous two hit Christie dramas – Agatha and the Truth of Murder and The Curse of Ishtar, the latter also filmed in Malta.
Opening in London in 1940 during The Blitz, it sees Christie decide to kill off her most famous creation – Hercule Poirot!
Christie reckons she should be a rich woman after writing twelve novels about the Belgian detective in six years. But she is struggling with money as the tax authorities in America and the UK investigate her. She has a plan though. She wants to sell the novel of Poirot’s death to a superfan private buyer. The superfan will pay to keep Poirot alive!
And Christie decides that Travis Pickford, a charmer and one-time murder suspect she met years ago during her eleven-day disappearance, is the perfect man to broker the deal. Travis agrees his cut and then arranges a late-night exchange at an infamous London hotel. What could possibly go wrong?