The Scottish Mail on Sunday
We surely know whodunit by now!
It’s a mystery to me why yet another version of Murder On The Orient Express, this time starring Daisy Ridley and Kenneth Branagh, is being made. Surely everybody knows whodunit by now? Philip Brannon, London How fitting that scrumptious Daisy Ridley is returning from the distant galaxies of Star Wars to take a compartment on the Orient Express. It was her greatuncle Arnold Ridley – best remembered for playing doddery Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army – who wrote the classic play The Ghost Train.
In fact, as the comedy thriller was first performed in 1923, more than a decade before Agatha Christie’s classic novel was published, perhaps the Queen of Crime was inspired by it. Stephen Carleton, London