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With no option but to tell the complete truth, Arthur makes a confession and is able to present irrefutable evidence that he is telling the truth about Jack's alibi.


Sandra Goldbacher


Agatha Christie (novel), Sarah Phelps





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Treadaway ... Dr Arthur Calgary
Anthony Boyle ... Jack Argyll
Matthew Goode ... Philip Durrant
Ella Purnell ... Hester Argyll
Christian Cooke ... Mickey Argyll
Morven Christie ... Kirsten Lindstrom
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Mary Durrant
Crystal Clarke ... Tina Argyll
Anna Chancellor ... Rachel Argyll
Bill Nighy ... Leo Argyll
Alice Eve ... Gwenda Vaughan
Sammy Moore Sammy Moore ... Clive
Catriona McNicoll ... Young Mary
Rhys Lambert Rhys Lambert ... Young Mickey
Luke Murray Luke Murray ... Young Jack


As Mickey brutally sends Arthur away Tina and Hester recall unpleasant memories of Rachel. Arthur is still determined to prove Jack's innocence, despite an attempt on his life, and returns to the Argylls, convincing Leo of his sincerity but leading family members to suspect each other of killing Rachel. On the morning of the wedding Arthur reveals a secret concerning his past to Leo but then another corpse is found. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Matthew Goode said the location in which "Ordeal by Innocence" was filmed has 76 rooms and that there's a poltergeist. See more »


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Nocturne Op 9. No. 1 in B Flat Minor
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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An acting masterclass.
8 April 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Ordeal by Innocence opened with an episode which was intriguing, deep and very stylish, the second instalment manages to be all that and more. This part was certainly intriguing, but managed to be both gripping and suspenseful. The subtle changes made by Sarah Phelps for my money enhance the production for dramatic effect. The character of Arthur Calgary is transformed into a fascinating, intriguing character, hats off to Luke Treadaway, giving a brilliant performance, making the character sympathetic and dogged. I thought the acting in general was first rate, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson shone once again, but standout had to be Matthew Goode, who was simply incredible, making Philip both sinister and vulnerable, remarkable.

I cannot wait to see the concluding episode, it will be fascinating to see if Phelps has kept to the original plot, or has altered it. On previous evidence I have total faith in her interpretations of Christie's texts. She has managed to make the story so much darker then Christie wrote it, there were shades of And then there were none, a definite claustrophobia. Visually dazzling once again.

I'm not sure how friendly Arthur's train conductor was, but I've never met one that would let me hop off a train at any given point. I'm not too sure even then it would have been the case, but I can forgive it for dramatic purposes.

Once again I'd say being made to wait three weeks from start to finish was a poor decision, this could easily have been transmitted over three consecutive nights during the Easter weekend.

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