‘WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS?’: BRIT BOX ADDS MORE AGATHA CHRISTIE. WILL POULTER & LUCY BOYTON CO-STAR IN HUGH LAURIE ADAPTATION. TEXT © RISSI JC

‘WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS?’: BRIT BOX ADDS MORE AGATHA CHRISTIE

April 26, 2022 3 Comments

Bringing a talented British case on board, Brit Box puts out Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? an adaptation that’s very different than Amazon’s recent various adaptations.

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022) BritBox TV Review

The day may start normally, but Bobby Jones (Will Poulter) finds his day takes an unexpected and terrible turn when he’s the only witness to the dying words of a man who dies in mysterious circumstance. Newly out of the Navy and planning to go into business with a friend, Bobby hears the man’s mysterious last words asking why didn’t they ask Evans?

In the victim’s pocket is a photo of a blonde haired woman and a key. This death brings Lady Frances Derwent (Lucy Boyton) back into Bobby’s life. Playmates as children, Bobby and Frankie come from two different worlds, but Frankie is also very different than most nobility and always kind albeit sassy to Bobby.

Quite curious about the death that has made the papers, Frankie wants to sleuth out the clues and solve the murder with Bobby in an amateur detective story.

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One of the exciting adaptations I read about months (and months) ago, without knowing the U.S. release date of, this finally appeared on my screen as a new release. Of course, I then had to watch it. The three part production starts off lighter with the personalities of the characters taking shape. All of this helps to establish them as individuals and allows a few laughs before the heavier stuff jumps out. This is also the second adaptation of this Agatha Christie novel in recent years, and one that’s supposed to be more accurate. The first wrote in Miss Marple and received much criticism however it’s one of my favorite episodes.

In all honesty, I have to say, the mystery is more intricate in the Marple series. This version is different because of that however what it doesn’t skimp on is its quality as a production. The costumes are stunning as is the sets and settings. From the hats and hairstyles to the costuming, with exception to one scene, everything is beautiful. There’s also some gorgeous overhead production shots too and some fabulously fun music to pair up with scenes. The cast stacks up to be grand including former child actors Will Poulter (from Narnia) and Lucy Boyton (from ITV’s Sense & Sensibility). Both of whom are all kinds of fantastic. Everyone stuns even those who don’t get the same screen time.

If you enjoy Agatha Christie productions, I think this is a must watch addition. It’s fun and fabulous, serious and sassy. All around, this is the type of Christie version that we should see more of. It’s far more entertaining than some of the recent streaming adaptations, just because it finds the right balance of fun and danger.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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You can find Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (2022) digitally on Amazon Video with a Brit Box add on.

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‘WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS?’: BRIT BOX ADDS MORE AGATHA CHRISTIE. WILL POULTER & LUCY BOYTON CO-STAR IN HUGH LAURIE ADAPTATION. TEXT © RISSI JC

Content: there is three deaths. One by hanging, another falling off a cliff and a man is shot in the head. A knife fight breaks out and ends in stabbing; another man is brutally beaten. There’s some minor profanity like sh*t and at least one use of the f-word in the final episode. The series is TV-MA.

Photos: Brit Box

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3 Comments

  • Mareli Thalwitzer April 29, 2022 at 6:30 AM

    Hi Rissi! I am so going to watch this this weekend! As a huge Agatha Christie fan, how can I not?? I remember loving the book many years ago, perhaps I should just quickly read it again and then watch the adaptation. It’s a thing…

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

    Mareli Thalwitzer recently posted: Weekend Book Friends #30
    • Rissi JC May 3, 2022 at 10:16 PM

      Oh, cool! I haven’t read any of her novels but I really should given how well I enjoy them! Let me know if you saw it and what you thought. :)

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