The unexpected twist here, however, is that the three-episode period drama deviates from the book’s narrative yet still manages to weave an equally intriguing whodunit. But this series produced in the U.K. for BBC One does an artful job building out new puzzles atop the old while still honoring the work of Christie. It is all here. The delectables on tap on Friday are petits fours, fraisier cakes and choux gâteau. The collective talent of the cast — Nighy, Chancellor, Goode -- is another critical piece in bringing Christie’s tale to life by honoring the author’s attention to detail in her characters. With 33 candidates vying for four at-large seats on the seven-member Los Angeles Community College District board, the well-being and academic success of the state’s neediest college students are at stake. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (2018) on Netflix. No spoilers here, but suffice to say this version of “Ordeal by Innocence” is a worthy if not slightly darker take on an old classic. What’s on TV Friday: ‘American Masters’; World Series on Fox, What’s on TV Friday, Oct. 23: “American Masters: Michael Tilson Thomas” on PBS; World Series game 3: The Tampa Bay Rays versus the Dodgers on Fox, Here’s why Billy Porter and Lil Nas X are reading a beloved ‘Sesame Street’ book, Lil Nas X, Olivia Wilde, Billy Porter and Jonathan Van Ness are among celebs participating in the animated special “The Monster at the End of This Story.”, There would be no Stonewall without Black queer activists. Ali is an award-winning journalist and Los Angeles native who has written in publications ranging from the New York Times to Rolling Stone and GQ. Your favorite TV lawyers are urging real ones to ‘take action’ in the election. But when evidence surfaces suggesting otherwise, they must come to terms with the fact that the murderer is still among them. You wouldn’t be at fault if you caught a glimpse of this Netflix movie and assumed it was a “Downton Abbey” continuation: Lily James (who played Rose MacClare on “Downton”), Jessica Brown Findlay (Sybil Crawley), Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) and Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot) all make appearances. Now they’ve paired up for a podcast, “Last Day,” that tackles society’s most deadly stigmas with humor and frankness. Kristina Cohen, the first of the two women to come forward, said on Facebook on Monday that Mr. Westwick had raped her three years ago while she was dating a friend of his who was a producer. “It was a nightmare, and the days following weren’t any better,” she wrote. Amazon’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Ordeal by Innocence” is an intriguing update on an old classic and features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Bill Nighy as Leo Argyll. ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS on Netflix. GREAT PERFORMANCES 10 p.m. on PBS. She posted her story on Wednesday, then clarified some of the details on Friday. Left are Mickey (Christian Cooke), Hester (Ella Purnell), Mary (Eleanor Tomlinson) and Tina (Crystal Clarke) as well as drunken, bitter son-in-law Philip (Matthew Goode) and Leo’s new flame, voluptuous gold digger Gwenda (Alice Eve). Ms. James stars as a novelist exploring a secret book club that formed during the German occupation in World War II. Ordeal By Innocence review - crime saga seamlessly sifts truth from lies. Mr. Westwick denied the allegations on Thursday, and said it was “disheartening and sad” that people would suggest he “had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct.”, He added: “I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”, BBC Show Starring Ed Westwick Is Postponed Amid Rape Allegations. As for the new twists? The series will tell the story of the Argyll family members, who accused an adopted and outcast sibling of murdering their matriarch. Each hour-long episode takes audiences through a series of flashbacks that paints a vivid picture of the dysfunctional, mother-child relationships. Previously, she was a senior writer for the Calendar section where she covered culture at large, entertainment and American Muslim issues. But this film takes place a generation after “Downton Abbey,” in postwar Britain, and is based on a 2008 novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This PBS series often focuses on New York, taking viewers into the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Opera. But last year, “Crooked House” and “Murder on the Orient Express” were both tepidly received, as some critics complained about pacing. “The independent production company making ‘White Gold’ has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations,” the BBC said. Stephanie Wittels Wachs lost her brother, TV writer Harris Wittels, to an overdose; producer Jessica Cordova Kramer also lost a brother to addiction. The complete list of L.A. Times’ endorsements in the November 2020 election. The broadcaster added that it “is not making any judgment,” but said that “until these matters are resolved,” the drama “Ordeal by Innocence” would not appear on television. They lost their brothers to addiction. The Los Angeles Police Department began investigating the accusation after Ms. Cohen filed a police report on Tuesday that named Mr. Westwick, said Officer Drake Madison, a spokesman for the department. Screams heard up and down the winding staircase of a stately English mansion. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. “I certainly have never committed rape.”. Four bakers compete for a spot in the final. She was formerly The Times’ music editor and before that, a senior writer and music critic with Newsweek magazine. Christie devotees may find the off-the-book story lines disrespectful to the beloved author — if not altogether blasphemous. The limited series, out Friday, is adapted from her 1958 novel of the same name, the first of three original Christie adaptations to premiere on the streaming service. Here are the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board endorsements for president, California ballot measures and more. “The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant. His publicist could not immediately be reached for comment. Family secrets unfold in the foggy English countryside, the wooded forests and inside the ornate Argyll mansion. The Argylls in this adaptation are not particularly likable, but they are all intriguing and full of mystery. Telling me that I can’t say anything because Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career.”. The drama is beautifully shot. The BBC announced that it was postponing the debut of its new thriller, an Agatha Christie adaptation starring Ed Westwick, and said that production had been disrupted on another series starring the actor, after two women in the past week accused him of rape. How to vote. Review: HBO made an East Coast companion to ‘Big Little Lies.’ It’s as tiresome as it sounds, In HBO’s ‘The Undoing,’ starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, David E. Kelly creates a kind of East Coast companion to ‘Big Little Lies.’, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers aren’t buying Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Borat’ excuses. What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. Now they’re tackling deadly stigmas head on, with humor. ABC’s flagship family sitcoms, “The Conners” and “black-ish,” offer contrasting stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in their season premieres Wednesday. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Alice Eve and Matthew Goode. Matthew Goode appears in two very British Netflix offerings, including an Agatha Christie adaptation. Review: Amazon’s ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ is pure Agatha Christie — even with some new twists Amazon’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Ordeal by Innocence” … ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE on Amazon. And Lupe Fiasco will perform his rap classic “Kick Push.”, What’s on TV Friday: ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ and ‘Great Performances’, From left, Joseph Simmons (a.k.a. Mr. Westwick has vehemently denied each of the accusations on social media. The wardrobe is also part of the rich viewing experience here: tweed jackets, elegant dinner gowns. The show had been set to air in Britain as part of the BBC’s Christmas programming and was later expected to become available on Amazon in the United States. Endorsement: The Times endorses Hoffman, Anderson, Henderson and Han for LACCD.