Murder in Provence: Britbox release date of Agatha Christie drama - and who is in cast with Roger Allam
A new three-part crime drama starring Roger Allam is arriving on Britbox this March.
and live on Freeview channel 276
Roger plays Antoine a seasoned judge who takes on the task of solving the mysterious murders that keep happening in his home town.
Here is everything you need to know about Murder in Provence
What is Murder in Provence about?
Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque (Roger Allam), a chief magistrate in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Antoine lives with his partner Marie (Nancy Carro), who is a criminal psychology professor.
Life is pretty great for the pair as they spend their days in the sunny south of France.
But all of that comes crashing down when a prestigious professor is murdered just before he was due to retire and annouce his predesseor.
At first Antoine doesn’t believe murder could take place in such a perfect setting - but it soon becomes clear that someone had it in for the academic.
Who stars in Murder in Provence?
Roger Allam (Endeavour, Game Of Thrones) is the main star of the new series.
The 68-year-old plays a quick-witted judge who discovers there has been a murder in his idylic home town.
Nancy Carrol (The Crown, Father Brown) plays Marine Bonnet, Antoine’s romantic interest in the show.
Her relationship with Antoine is a focal point of the series, as their turbulent romance often gets in the way of the murder mystery.
There are a couple of antagonistic characters including one played by Patricia Hodge (Miranda, Jemima Shore Investigations).
She has been cast as Florence Bonnet who is Marine’s mother.
Florence disapproves of Antoine as she believes he is not good enough for her daughter.
Another bad guy is played by Geff Francis (Zastrozzi, Queen and Country)stars as Francois Rousell, a police man who is not liked by the other characters.
Other notable actors are Kirsty Bushell (Eastenders, Really) who plays Antoine’s assistant and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman, Every Other Weekend) plays Helene Paulik, Antoine’s friend.
Is Murder in Provence a true story?
The series is not based on a true story, but it has been adapted from the books of M.L. Longworth by Downton Abbey writer Shelagh Stephenson.
Episode one of Murder in Provence is based on the second novel in the series - ‘Murder in the Rue Dumas.’
There are nine books in the series so there is plenty of material for further seasons of the show.
Murder in Provence is a Britbox original series.
Where can I watch Murder in Provence?
Murder in Provence is streaming exclusively on Britbox from Tuesday 1 March 2022.
There are three 90-minute episodes in season one.
All three episodes are available to stream currently on Britbox.
Britbox is a British streaming service with a large catalogue of UK television shows.
It is £5.99 a month but it offers a free seven-day trial.