Agatha Christie's Poirot

The King of Clubs

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 3/5/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Prince Paul of Maurania is engaged to marry a beautiful young English actress called Valerie St Clair. And then Valerie becomes the only witness to the murder of Henry Reedburn, a shady and overbearing film producer, at his house, and the police at once suspect her of being the killer. Prince Paul appeals to Poirot to save his intended from a possible murder charge, but in investigating the killing the great detective comes to the conclusion that Valerie has lied and is at least an accomplice. At the end, he finds he has a conundrum to ponder on - When is a murder not a murder? For more, see Recap.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Fraser (II)

    Captain Hastings

  • Philip Jackson

    Chief Inspector Japp

  • David Suchet

    Hercule Poirot

  • Michael Baker

  • Renny Rye

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  • Notes (1)

    • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's short story The Adventure of the King of Clubs, which first appeared in The Sketch magazine in March, 1923, and was later included in a collection called The Under Dog and Other Stories (1926).

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