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Why Didn't They Ask Evans viewers saying same thing about Hugh Laurie drama

Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton star in the series


Lucy Boynton and Will Poulter in Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
11 April 2023
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ITV's new drama, Why Didn't They Ask Evans, continued with its second episode on Monday night and viewers are saying the same thing about it. 

The three-parter, which is adapted from Agatha Christie's 1934 detective novel of the same name, is written and directed by Hugh Laurie and follows two childhood friends, Bobby (Will Poulter) and Frankie (Lucy Boynton), as they investigate the cryptic final words of a dying man: 'Why didn't they ask Evans?'. 

WATCH: Bobby discovers a body at the bottom of a sea cliff in Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Taking to Twitter, viewers praised the gripping adaptation. One person wrote: "Congrats to Hugh Laurie on #WhyDidntTheyAskEvans. Excellent adaptation of a classic Agatha," while another added: "#WhyDidntTheyAskEvans is SO good - one of the best Agatha Christie adaptations in recent years for sure."

A third person tweeted: "#WhyDidntTheyAskEvans is very good - great script and cast, excellent production values – very enjoyable entertainment."

Other fans called for Hugh to adapt more of Agatha Christie's novels, with one person writing: "Petition for @hughlaurie to do more Agatha Christie TV adaptions please because you can just feel his love and respect for the books. I am loving this show!!!" while another asked: "Can Hugh Laurie do some more Agatha Christie adaptations please?"

Lucy Boynton as Frankie in Why Didn't They Ask Evans?© ITV
Lucy Boynton as Frankie in Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

A third person tweeted: "The second episode of#WhyDidntTheyAskEvans continues to be as great as the first one. Would definitely love to see more Agatha Christie adaptations by Hugh Laurie."

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For those unfamiliar with the series, the full synopsis reads: "A man lies dying at the foot of a cliff, apparently the victim of an accidental fall; with his final breath, he utters the mysterious question of the title and promptly expires.

"Some people - perhaps most people - might shrug at the impenetrable oddness of the words and move on with their lives. But Bobby Jones and his childhood friend, Lady Frances 'Frankie' Derwent, are not most people.

Will Poulter as Bobby Jones in Why Didn't They Ask Evans? 

© ITV
Will Poulter as Bobby Jones in Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

"They resolve to honour the dead man by deciphering, and then answering, his final question. In so doing, they hit upon a dark conspiracy of deceit, betrayal and - perhaps unsurprisingly - murder."

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