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Fans are saying the same thing about Agatha and the Midnight Murders

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Following the huge success of All Creatures Great and Small, Channel 5 aired a new feature-length drama, Agatha and the Midnight Murders on Wednesday night. But did the new show live up to expectations? 

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Taking to Twitter to discuss the new film, viewers suggested that the dialogue was a little challenging, with one writing: "Might have just had too many painkillers, but can’t get to grips with #AgathaAndTheMidnightMurders on Channel 5. Really want to like it, but dialogue and plotting feels laboured." 

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Another added: "I have given it longer than it deserved, but I am abandoning it now. The plot is weird and boring, and the dialogue is awful." A third person tweeted: "Not the best dialogue is it?" 

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Helen Baxendale and Blake Harrison star in the new film

However, some viewers enjoyed the new film, which stars Helen Baxendale as Agatha Christie. One person wrote: "Wasn't great but still better than Kenneth's movie (imo) - and no doubt made for a fraction of his massive budget." Another added: "Called it. Classic Christie tactic & one of my faves. The untrustworthy sidekick. And the nods to various stories. Plus the false conclusion. Enjoyed that very much." 

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The film follows Agatha during the Blitz, as she decides to kill off her most famous creation. The synopsis reads: "After twelve Poirot novels in six years, Agatha should be a rich woman. Instead, she’s struggling to make ends meet: America’s financial chokehold of Britain has cut off royalties and the tax authorities in the US and UK are investigating her.

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"Killing her most popular character in the midst of this turmoil seems almost spiteful. But Agatha, pragmatic and resourceful as ever, has a plan: she is selling the novel of Poirot’s death to a private buyer, a superfan who will pay a fortune to own a piece of history and keep the beloved detective alive." 

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