Malice Aforethought (film)

Malice Aforethought is a 2005 ITV drama based on Anthony Berkeley Cox’s 1931 novel of the same name, made by Granada Television. There was an earlier BBC television adaptation of this novel in 1979.

Malice Aforethought
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Created byAnthony Berkeley Cox (Novel), Andrew Payne (Screenplay)
StarringBen Miller
Barbara Flynn
Richard Armitage
Composer(s)Stephen McKeon
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes2
Executive producer(s)Charles Elton
Rebecca Eaton
Producer(s)Keith Thompson
Running time180 min
Production company(s)Granada Television
World 2000 Entertainment
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release10 April (2005-04-10) 
11 April 2005 (2005-04-11)


Set in a 1920's village in Devon. The plot concerns the complicated love life of Dr. Edmund Bickleigh and his plans to resolve his unhappy marriage by murdering his wife. It is an early and well-known example of the "inverted detective story".


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