Ordeal by Innocence: Miniseries (2018)


Critic Consensus: A classic British period piece that takes its time, Ordeal by Innocence will satisfy Agatha Christie fans and novices alike.


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Air date: Aug 10, 2018
Air date: Aug 10, 2018
Air date: Aug 10, 2018

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The black sheep of the Argyll family resurfaces to deny accusations of killing the matriarch, which initiates the gang's hunt to finding the true murderer.


Bill Nighy
as Leo Argyll
Alice Eve
as Gwenda Vaughan
Ella Purnell
as Hester Argyll
Matthew Goode
as Philip Durrant
Luke Treadaway
as Dr Arthur Calgary
Eleanor Tomlinson
as Mary Durrant
Morven Christie
as Kirsten Lindstrom
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Critic Reviews for Ordeal by Innocence Miniseries

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

None of them deserves an Emmy, and the material never takes them very deep, and yet I was engrossed.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The sense of dread and guilt that permeates each interaction, combined with the flashback structure that makes this more ghost story than murder mystery, almost makes each of the Argylls at fault in their own way.

Aug 13, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Not quite the ordeal of the title, but not the enthralling mystery you might be wanting, either.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all top-notch here, including the production design and the work of the entire ensemble.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Three episodes might be one too many, but Ordeal by Innocence is a remarkably taut piece of writing.

Apr 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if you know the story, you still find yourself drawn in by Phelps' adaptation. It is by no means an ordeal watching it, but nor is it the innocent country-house puzzle Poirot or Marple might have faced.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The whole confection is wonderfully fishy, and coming tangily to the boil.

Dec 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The updates have undeniably given Agatha Christie some serious edge.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Director Sandra Goldbacher delivers the on-screen version of a page-turner. And it's gripping.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This is not Agatha Christie's story. So when you watch it, don't expect Agatha Christie's story. If you don't, there's plenty to appreciate.

Dec 19, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

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