The Witness for the Prosecution

This year’s Agatha Christie mystery – a real Christmas treat

Whisper it, but this year’s Agatha Christie adaptation may even outshine last Christmas’s And Then There Were None.

The story centres on Mr Leonard Vole (Billy Howle), a barman-turned-gigolo accused of murdering Emily French (Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall, on fine form) to get his hands on her fortune. Despite the best efforts of solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones), the evidence stacks up against John Vole.

Will the wife of the accused, Austrian singer and actress Romaine (Andrea Riseborough, standing out even in this esteemed company), confirm her husband’s alibi or add to his woes?

Concludes tomorrow.