Thursday, September 23, 2021


Eleventh Hour Films, MASTERPIECE and BritBox UK have 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 (The Crown, Phantom Thread), an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript by best-selling mystery writer Alan Conway (Conleth Hill, Game of Thrones) featuring Conway’s detective Atticus P√ľnd (Timothy McMullan, Patrick Melrose), 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 premiere on MASTERPIECE PBS in 2022. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.