Adam and Eve

1504, engraving by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Photo credit: The British Museum, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Originally published on Art UK, BBC Arts and BBC One.

If you've seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Killing Eve, you may have noticed the symbolic inclusions of Adam and Eve or maybe even the protagonist's preferred snack of choice – a juicy apple. So why did the scriptwriters of a show about an erotic obsession between a flawlessly dressed, psychopathic assassin (Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer) and an MI5 agent called Eve (played by Sandra Oh) make reference to the Bible's oldest story?

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