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Magpie Murders on BritBox starring Lesley Manville and Daniel Mays – when does it start?

And who else is in the cast?

Magpie Murders is an upcoming adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novel – but when’s the start date?

Who’s in the cast of the crime drama, and how many episodes will it be?

Here’s everything you need to know about Magpie Murders, coming soon to BritBox.

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Lesley Manville as Susan Ryeland and Tim McMullan as Atticus Pünd in Magpie Murders (Credit: Britbox)

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Magpie Murders start date

Magpie Murders will premiere on BritBox UK on Thursday February 10 2022.

Yes, it’s a few months away yet (at the time of writing) but it should very much be worth the wait!

The series will be available to watch for BritBox subscribers.

Magpie Murders cast – who stars in crime drama?

Lesley Manville stars as Susan Ryeland, the editor for infamous, best-selling mystery writer Alan Conway.

TV viewers know Lesley from her roles in Phantom Thread, I am Maria, Let Him Go and Mum.

Double Olivier award-winning Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) portrays author Alan Conway, who seemingly disappears.

Line of Duty star Daniel Mays also stars, as does Tim McMullan of Foyle’s War fame who plays Atticus Pünd.

Bodyguard actress Pippa Haywood and The Trial of Christine Keeler’s Michael Maloney are also in the cast.

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Magpie Murders is based on Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novel of the same name (Credit: BritBox)

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Magpie Murders start date – is it based on a novel?

Yes indeed!

Magpie Murders is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Anthony Horowitz.

The book was described as “a magnificent piece of crime fiction” and “an ingenious novel within a novel” by The Sunday Times.

Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders topped multiple bestseller lists after its release in 2016.

What’s Magpie Murders about?

Magpie Murders is a crime drama with a unique twist.

This intriguing series is a murder mystery within a murder mystery.

It spans two time periods – 1950s and contemporary Britain – with cast portraying multiple characters in different literary dimensions.

Lesley Manville stars as Susan Ryeland, the editor for infamous, best-selling mystery writer Alan Conway.

She receives an unfinished Conway manuscript, which features his hugely popular detective Atticus Pünd.

But there’s no sign of the author himself.

Susan is subsequently set on a path with little idea that it will change her life forever…

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Magpie Murders is a six part series coming soon (Credit: BritBox)

How many parts is Magpie Murders?

Magpie Murders is a six-part crime drama.

Each episode will be one hour long.

The series will air on BritBox from Thursday February 10 2022.

Magpie Murders will air on BritBox from Thursday February 10 2022.

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