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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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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 (24) | Top Critics (8)

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.

August 13, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Not quite the ordeal of the title, but not the enthralling mystery you might be wanting, either.

August 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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

April 9, 2018 | Full Review…

I don't mind the changed solution so much, as it gives this version a nice element of surprise. It has a nice feminist feel to it, too.

October 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Fine acting, especially by Anna Chancellor and Matthew Goode; a good script; and competent direction make it a worthwhile three-hour binge.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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