And then there were none
A dramatisation of the classic Agatha Christie thriller
On a hot late August day sometime in the late 1930s, eight people arrive on Soldier Island, a small isolated island off the Devon coast. Each appears to have an invitation tailored to his or her personal circumstances, such as an offer of employment or an unexpected late summer holiday. They are met by Thomas and Ethel Rogers, the butler and cook/housekeeper, who state that their hosts, Mr and Mrs Owen, have not yet arrived. A framed copy of a nursery rhyme, "Ten little Soldiers," hangs in every guest's room, and ten figurines sit on the dining room table.
After supper, a recording is played that describes each visitor in turn, accuses each of having committed murder but escaping justice, and then asks if any of "the accused" wishes to offer a defence. All but Anthony Marston and Philip Lombard deny the charges. They discover that none of them actually knows the Owens, and conclude that the name "U.N. Owen" is shorthand for "Unknown".
In the aftermath of the recording, Marston finishes his drink and immediately dies from poisoning. The remaining nine guests notice one of the ten figurines is now missing and the manner of death appears to reflect the nursery rhyme.
As, one by one, the party die, the psychological drama unfolds and the personalities develop, but will anyone survive to tell the tale?
ROGERS James Partington MRS ROGERS Fran Hamer
LOMBARD Rob Mason VERA Holly Boland
BLORE Adam Wade ARMSTRONG Stephen Hoskins
WARGRAVE Stuart McNeil MARSTON David Cantona Lee
EMILY Caroline Young MacKENZIE Ian Baines
NARRACOTT Michael Melville