The Pale Horse (BBC One)

  • Channel: BBC One, Amazon Prime Video

  • Production Company: Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Ltd

  • Genre: Drama thriller

  • Writer: Sarah Phelps

  • Director: Leonora Lonsdale

  • Producer: Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto

Two part-drama adapted from the 1961 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, starring Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scoledario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.

The thriller filmed between July – September 2019 at the Studios where a major Chelsea apartment set was built, as the home to lead character Mark Easterbrook (Sewell), who tries to uncover the mystery of a list of names found in the shoe of a dead woman.

The six week shoot also used a host of Bristol locations, supported by Bristol Film Office. Ashton Court Estate and Arnos Cemetery featured prominently, whilst a number of Bristol’s central streets created the backdrop of 1960’s London. Frogmore Street and Cave Street doubled for the East End, Denmark Street for the Soho district, properties overlooking St Nicholas Market were brought to life as period police station interiors, Queen’s Square doubled as a Chelsea apartment block and Clifton Village’s picturesque West Mall doubled as the Capital’s iconic King’s Road.

Further afield, filming took place at Sheldon Hall near Chippenham and in the Chew Valley, assisted by Bath Film Office. The Cotswolds village of Bisley near Stroud was transformed into the the fictional village of Much Deeping where Christie’s original novel is set. Three days of filming took place there, with The Bear Inn providing the setting for The Pale Horse pub.