First look at Kim Cattrall in new Witness for the Prosecution trailer

And there’s a very untrustworthy looking cat

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A murder mystery set in the smog-filled London of the 1920s creeps onto our screens this Christmas by way of Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution – and it looks darkly, brilliantly non-festive.

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It tells the story of heiress Emily French (Kim Cattrall) who is found battered in a pool of blood in her luxurious home after seducing war veteran Leonard Vole (Billy Howle). Penniless solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones) and Vole’s common-law wife Romaine Heilger (Andrea Riseborough) find themselves entangled in the mess.

In the teaser trailer, Riseborough seems just as hauntingly still and captivating as she was in the Channel 4 series National Treasure. There’s also a cat that looks like it’s straight off the set of Dr. No…

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The Witness for the Prosecution is on BBC1 on Boxing Day at 9pm, and Tuesday 27th December at 9pm