The Pale Horse

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. Filmed between July – September 2019 at the Studios where a 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 the city’s Film Office, including Ashton Court Estate, Arnos Cemetery and a number of Bristol’s central streets creating 1960’s London. The Cotswolds village of Bisley near Stroud was transformed into the the fictional village of Much Deeping where the novel is set.


  • Format: TV

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller

  • Released: 2020

  • Channel: BBC One/Amazon Prime Video

  • Production companies: Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Ltd

  • Writer: Sarah Phelps

  • Director: Leonora Lonsdale

  • Producer: Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto