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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is a 1980 British television adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934 novel of the same name starring Francesca Annis and James Warwick. Agatha Christie had not been impressed by earlier attempts to adapt her work for television, so she was very hesitant to allow them. Her death in 1976 lifted the embargo, and the success of this adaptation opened the door for later television adaptations of Christie's works such as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Agatha Christie's Poirot. London Weekend Television followed the success of this film with a second Agatha Christie TV movie, Seven Dials Mystery, in 1981. Both share actors John Gielgud and James Warwick, although they play different characters. With the success of both films, London Weekend Television would go on to reunite Annis and Warwick for the 1983 television series Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime.

The following weapons were used in the film Why Didn't They Ask Evans?:


Webley Mk VI

Bobby Jones (James Warwick) uses a Webley Mk VI in the film. He describes it as his service weapon from his days in the Royal Navy.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Bobby Jones with his Webley.
Bobby Jones breaks open his Webley to load.
Badger Beadon (Robert Longden), Lady Frances "Frankie" Derwent (Francesca Annis) and Bobby Jones confront an antagonist.

Colt Official Police

A Colt Official Police plays a major part in the plot.

Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel - .38 Special
The Colt Official Police in the hands of Henry Bassington-ffrench (James Cossins).
Roger Bassington-ffrench (Leigh Lawson) with the revolver.
A good shot of the Colt Official Police on Henry's desk. The unshrouded ejector rod and Colt-style cylinder latch are clearly seen here.

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless

Moira Nicholson (Madeline Smith) draws a Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless at the end of the film.

Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless revolver with Mother of Pearl grips - .32 S&W
A closeup of the Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless

Beretta M1934

Roger Bassington-ffrench (Leigh Lawson) draws a Beretta M1934 at the end of the film.

A closeup of the Beretta M1934.
Roger Bassington-ffrench with the Beretta M1934.

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