The Lady Vanishes - Again - But can it top Hitchcock?

BBC One are remaking the classic Hitchcock thriller, The Lady Vanishes, starring Keeley Hawes, which will air this Christmas.Filming will begin in Budapest later this month, which is where I believe they filmed the great Maigret series, starring Michael Gambon, sadly axed.

The Lady Vanishes is the story of wealthy young 1930s socialite Iris Carr, who finds a woman has disappeared from her train while travelling across Europe. The cast also includes Stephanie Cole, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Selina Cadell and Tom Hughes with Tuppence Middleton playing socialite Iris Carr. Writer Fiona Seres has adapted the script from Ethel Lina White's novel The Wheel Spins, which also inspired Hitchcock's 1938 film version..

I'm sure this will be well worth watching but as a great fan of the original version with a screenplay by Sidney Gilliat, Iris played by Magaret Lockwood ( Iris Henderson in the 1938 version) Michael Redgrave, the superb Dame May Whitty  (and Charters and Caldicott) I doubt it can top it. I wonder who is directing the new version?


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