DVD REVIEW: And Then There Were None

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Crime capers to celebrate Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary are revisited in the DVD release of And Then There Were None.

The story - about ten strangers with dubious pasts who are drawn to a mysterious mansion on a remote island off the Devon coast - was broadcast over three evenings on BBC One during the Christmas holidays.

This 1930 set thriller proved a real festive treat and featured a big-name cast headed by Poldark star Adian Turner, this time keeping his clothes on, as Philip Lombard hotting up the action when he got up-close-and-personal with fellow guest Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody) as the death toll rises on Soldier Island.

Other names on the guest list included Charles Dance, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Burn Gorman, Toby Stephens, Douglas Booth and Noah Taylor who at times seemed overshadowed by the starry locations featured in the thriller. They ranged from Cornwall - Kynance Cove and Holywell Beach owned and managed, respectively, by the National Trust, and privately owned land at Trevose Head - to interior and exterior filming at Hillingdon House near Uxbridge in Middlesex.

The whole series is now out on a single DVD, price £19.99, on RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn label, and has a 30-minute bonus behind-the-scenes feature.