Viewers unimpressed with swearing in Agatha Christie adaptation

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Viewers were unimpressed with the swearing in TV mystery The Pale Horse, saying writer Agatha Christie would not have approved.

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The BBC One adaptation of the late author's 1961 detective book came to a close on Sunday night.

Some people tuning in for the drama, which starred Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario, said they were disappointed to hear characters using bad language.

"#ThePaleHorse so far we've had 3 f***s. No way is this Christie," said one person on Twitter.

"#ThePaleHorse did Agatha Christie really write all this bad language?" posted another.

One pleaded: "No swearing please...it is Agatha Christie."

"Not sure Mrs Christie would approve of all the bad language but great adaption," said another.

One person wondered: "I'm sure Agatha Christie never used the f word. Why does the BBC think it would improve her work."

However, not everyone agreed that the expletives had a negative impact on the story about a murder investigation.

"Agatha Christie's far better with swearing! No one even says 'bum' in Poirot," said one fan.

The series also starred Georgina Campbell, Bertie Carvel and Sean Pertwee.

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