TV Case Study - TV Asahi Japan

Japanese production company TV Asahi broadcast two new contemporary adaptations of Agatha Christie's 4.50 from Paddington and The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side on 24th March and 25th March, in an Agatha Christie Special Weekend. The dramas follow the production company's recent successful adaptation of And Then There Were None.  

4.50 from Paddington - Night Express Train Murder (パディントン発4時50分 ~寝台特急殺人事件~): in this richly-produced drama, the Miss Marple character has become Toko Amano, a successful police officer and professional in risk management. Toko is played by popular Japanese actress Yuki Amami. 

The Murder of a Great Actress – The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (大女優殺人事件~鏡は横にひび割れて~ ): A firm favourite with Japanese audiences, police chief Shokokuji (played by Ikki Sawamura) returns to solve another case, with his acute powers of observation, inimitable presence and unique way of talking.

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