Hugh Laurie's drama series Why Didn't They Ask Evans? may have premiered exclusively on BritBox in April 2022, but is making its way to ITV1 and ITVX this weekend.


What could be better for this upcoming Easter weekend than sitting back on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening for a dose of Agatha Christie sleuthing? Nothing, we say.

The drama not only stars The Revenant's Will Poulter and Sing Street's Lucy Boynton, it also features an array of British acting talent, including cameo appearances from Dame Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent.

Adapted from Agatha Christie's 1934 novel of the same name, Poulter plays young naval officer Bobby Jones, a vicar's son who begins investigating the death of a man who asks the mysterious titular question with his dying breath.

Meanwhile, Boynton plays his childhood friend Lady Frances 'Frankie' Derwent, "a clever and unflappable young woman with a flair for adventure" who teams up with Bobby to help decipher the titular question.

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The synopsis for the three-part series 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.

"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."

Read on for everything you need to know about Why Didn't They Ask Evans?.

When is the Why Didn't They Ask Evans? release date?

The series, which is made up of three episodes, debuted on BritBox on 14th April 2022 but is airing on ITV1 and ITVX this weekend on Sunday 9th April 2023 at 9pm.

It will air across three consecutive nights, with the second episode airing on Monday 10th, and the third and final episode airing on Tuesday 11th.

That means there isn't long to wait before you can get your Agatha Christie fix and learn the truth about that perplexing titular question. However, while you do wait, you can check out this exclusive, thrilling preview clip for

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? cast

In addition to Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton in the lead roles of Bobby and Frankie, the stellar cast also includes Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill as Bobby's mentor Dr Thomas, and I Hate Suzie's Daniel Ings as Roger Bassington-ffrench.

Maeve Dermody plays Moira, and is no stranger to Christie roles having starred in the BBC's adaptation of And Then There Were None. Meanwhile, Small Axe's Jonathan Jules plays Bobby's old shipmate and business partner Ralph 'Knocker' Beadon.

The murder mystery series' cast is rounded out by The Durrells star Miles Jupp (Henry Bassington-ffrench), Downton Abbey's Amy Nuttall (Sylvia Basington-ffrench), Sex Education's Alistair Petrie (Reverend Richard Jones), The Death of Stalin's Paul Whitehouse (Mr Askew), Breeders' Morwenna Banks (Mrs Cayman), Richard Dixon (Mr Cayman) and Black Mirror's Joshua James (Dr George Arbuthnot).

In addition to directing, Hugh Laurie will also portray Dr Nicholson, the clinical director of the local sanatorium.

Is there a Why Didn't They Ask Evans? trailer?

There is, and you can watch it right here now!

And to mark the upcoming ITV release, there's also another tense trailer to get excited over, which can be watched below:

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? airs on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday 9th April at 9pm. Check out our Drama hub for more news, interviews and features or find something to watch with our TV Guide.


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