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  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

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    S 13 : Ep 5 - 11/13/13

    In the post-war climate of the late 1940s, an ailing Poirot reunites with his old friend Captain Hastings at Styles Court, the place where they had solved their first murder together almost thirty years previously. Styles is now a modest guest house run by an elderly couple, and Poirot knows that one of the guests staying there is a heartless serial killer. The suspects range from a chemist and his invalid wife, a dashing but untrustworthy major, a charming aristocrat, a melancholic middle-aged woman, an unobtrusive birdwatcher, and Hastings' own feisty daughter. With Hastings' assistance, an incapacitated Poirot tries to prevent another murder from occurring, knowing that his own end is nearing.

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  • The Big Four

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    S 13 : Ep 2 - 10/23/13

    As a deadly game of chess unfolds in the wake of World War II, Russian grandmaster Dr Ivan Savaranoff meets a shocking end, sending the public spiraling into panic, as suspicion is cast upon Peace Party stalwarts Abe Ryland and Madame Olivier. In one of his toughest challenges yet, Poirot must work out who the villains are from the good people, as a complex plot sees a host of international figures used like pawns by a gang of dangerous dissidents tagged "The Big Four." As the murders and disappearances stack up one by one, Poirot is joined in his investigations by his old friend Japp, the dogged journalist Tysoe, and struggling actress Flossie Monro, in an attempt to snare the killer and shatter "The Big Four" for good.

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  • Sharpe's Challenge, Part 1

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    S 6 : Ep 1 - 4/23/06

    India 1817 Two years after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington sends Sharpe to India to check out an Indian prince who appears to threaten British interests. The mission becomes dangerous when a general's daughter is kidnapped and Sharpe must find her.

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  • Episode 5

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 4/29/04

    When a missing person case which Lane originally investigated gets re-activated, he's determined to crack it. But when the team swiftly uncover another two mysterious disappearances, they start to think they've got a serial killer on their hands.moreless
  • Evil under the Sun

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    S 8 : Ep 2 - 12/15/02

    Poirot is ordered by his doctor to spend a few weeks at a health resort in Devon, on the grounds that he is too fat and out of condition, and Hastings comes along for a holiday. In Devon they meet an old acquaintance, the fashion designer Rosamund Darnley. Before too long another guest (the rich, troublesome and flirtatious Arlena Stuart) is found strangled on the beach, and Poirot begins an investigation which proves to be one of the most challenging of his career, with suspects abounding. However, the detective is greatly helped by the parallels between Arlena's murder and the unsolved killing of another rich young woman a few years before.

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  • Murder in Mesopotamia

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    S 8 : Ep 1 - 6/2/02

    Poirot visits Hastings at an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia (the present-day Iraq), where he meets an impostor, a missing person, a thief, drugs, forged letters, sexual jealousy, professional rivalry, dark secrets and (need we say?) murder. All must be revealed.

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  • Lord Edgware Dies

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    S 7 : Ep 2 - 2/19/00

    Jane Wilkinson, a famous actress whose married name is Lady Edgware, was in a hurry to trade in her moderately rich husband for an even richer model, so when Lord Edgware is killed, there is an obvious suspect. However, Edgware had just agreed to a divorce - with Poirot acting on his wife's behalf.

    Under suspicion, Jane seeks Poirot's help again, having previously wanted his help in ridding her of the same unwanted husband.

    So was Lady Edgware the killer, or has she been framed? Her husband also had an unhappy daughter and a nephew who badly needed money.

    Poirot soon finds that nothing is at all as it seems in the remarkable world where the theatre collides with high society.

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  • Sharpe's Waterloo

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 5/21/97

    June 1815

    Sharpe has settled down to an idyllic lifestyle with Lucille on her French farm, when the news of Napolean's escape from Elba compels him to return to the army to fight at Waterloo. There, he joins the staff of the Prince of Orange.

    Reunited with his Chosen Men, Sharpe abandons the inept prince and organises the defence of key British positions on the farm of La Haie Sainte.moreless
  • Dumb Witness

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    S 6 : Ep 4 - 3/16/97

    Poirot and Hastings are at Lake Windermere for an attempt on the world speed-boat record. Two sisters have premonitions of danger. Soon a rich elderly widow is hurt by falling down stairs, then later she is killed by poisoning with phosphorus.

    The "dumb witness" Poirot must fathom to solve the mystery is a dog.moreless

  • Sharpe's Mission

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 5/15/96

    France 1813

    The war is entering its final stages and the French formulate a desperate plan to capture Wellington's spy master, Major General Ross. Sharpe is ordered by Wellington to accompany Colonel Brand, who is intent on destroying the French's main powder supply in the caves of Rocha. Wellington and Ross are both suspicious of Brand's loyalty, but they do not reveal this to Sharpe. The suspicions are well-founded as Brand secretly meets with the French and makes plans for capturing Ross.

    On the home front, Sharpe's wife is showing signs of being bored with army life and enjoys the attentions of a young poet.moreless
  • Sharpe's Siege

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 5/8/96

    Winter 1813 Wellington is told by the debonair Frenchman Maquerre that Bordeaux is ready to rise in rebellion against Napoleon. Wellington's spymaster, Ross, is doubtful and tests Maquerre by proposing the British use Maquerre's own castle as a base. He reluctantly agrees, but says the castle is in Napoleon's hands. Wellington appoints Colonel Bampfylde to lead the attack on the castle, with Sharpe in support. Sharpe, newly married to Jane Gibbons, is angry that he has lost his command to Bampfylde, but he is soon distracted when there is an outbreak of yellow fever and Jane falls ill. Her chances of recovery seem poor, as there is not enough quinine in the camp to cope with the outbreak. With a heavy heart, Sharpe sets off on his mission, knowing he may never see Jane alive again. Bampfylde, intent on glory, sends Sharpe on a scouting mission and tries to capture the castle on his own. He fails, and the casualties are heavy. Sharpe, seeing the carnage, has Harris and Frederickson sneak into the castle in disguise. Once inside, they force the French to surrender. Shamed by Sharpe's easy victory, Bampfylde sends him on a reconnaissance mission. Sharpe soon discovers that Bordeaux has no intention of rising against Napoleon and that Maquerre is a double agent.

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  • Murder on the Links

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    S 6 : Ep 3 - 2/11/96

    Poirot and Hastings are on holiday in Deauville and receive a visit from Paul Renauld, who believes he's being cheated by Chileans. Renauld is kidnapped and his body is later found buried in a new golf bunker. French detective Giraud unwisely challenges Poirot to catch the killer before he can. Meanwhile, Hastings is diverted by love - he has fallen heavily for an actress called Dulcie Duveen. Dulcie has a twin sister called Bella. And one of them appears to be mixed up in the killing of Renault.moreless

  • Sharpe's Battle

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 4/19/95

    September, 1813 In the Spanish hills, Sharpe and his men come across a scene of devastation in the town of Casa Antiga. The town has been sacked by the French commander, Brigadier-general Guy Loup and his 'Wolf Brigade'. Perkins rescues a young woman from two of Loup's soldiers and arrests them. Loup rides into town demanding his men be released, but Sharpe refuses and has them shot on the spot. Loup vows revenge. Back at camp, Wellington gives Sharpe command of the Royal Irish Company and orders him to knock them into shape. The Irish are inexperienced in war and soon start talking about a mutiny. Sharpe offers them three choices: to be slaughtered by the French, to be shot as deserters, or to stay and learn to fight. Sharpe's battle-hardened reputation wins them over. However, Sharpe soon faces betrayal by the Spanish partisan fighter, Dona Juanita de Elia, who is really a spy for Loup. The Riflemen soon find themselves fighting for their lives against terrible odds, and one of the Chosen Men falls in battle.moreless
  • Sharpe's Gold

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 4/12/95

    Summer, 1813 An angry Sharpe goes in search of the British infantry who failed to stop the French retreat from a recent battle. He finds the infrantrymen are deserting, but can do nothing about it. Meanwhile, Ellie Nugent, a relation of Wellington's, rides into camp with her mother. They are looking for Ellie's father, who has gone missing while hunting for Aztec gold in the hills nearby. Wellington refuses to help them and orders them to go home - he says he has more serious problems to contend with, as he is running out of men and has agreed to exchange fifty-two captured deserters for Baker rifles. Sharpe is ordered to make the exchange and is followed by Ellie and her mother.moreless
  • Sharpe's Honour

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 6/8/94

    Spain, 1813 A grieving Sharpe is challenged to a duel by a Spanish nobleman who demands an apology for having forced his attentions on his wife. Dumbfounded, Sharpe protests that he has never even met the Marquesa. He refuses to apologise, so the duel goes ahead. Just as Sharpe holds his sword against the Spaniard's throat, the duel is stopped by Nairn who insists there was no duel, just friendly sword practice. Later that night, the Spaniard is murdered and the next day Sharpe is arrested for his murder. Witnesses say Sharpe was the killer and he is sentenced to death. However, things are not what they seem. In the middle of the night, Harper and Sharpe are asked to capture the beautiful Marquesa, so that the British can discover the next move of the French.moreless
  • Sharpe's Enemy

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 6/1/94

    Portugal, 1813 The Spanish town of Adrados has been captured by a horde of French, Spanish and British deserters, who have taken two English women hostage, Sarah Dubreton and Isabella Farthingdale. Captain Sharpe is ordered to deliver the women's ransom, much to the disgust of Sir Augustus Farthingdale. Sharpe and Harper enter the convent where the women are held and are confronted by two French officers. Sharpe learns that one of the officers is the husband of Sarah Dubreton and they are on the same mission. To Sharpe's dismay, he learns that Hakeswill is a leader of the renegades and has increased the ransom price, giving Sharpe five days to come up with the extra money, or the women will be raped. Nairn discovers that the French intend to invade Portugal from Adrados and decides to thwart the plan. Sharpe is promoted to major and given command of the 60th Rifles in order to secure the safety of the women and prevent the French from taking the town.

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  • Sharpe's Company

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 5/25/94

    Spain 1812

    After victory at Ciudad Rodrigo, Wellesley (now Duke of Wellington) sets his sights on Badajoz. Sharpe is reunited with Teresa and learns that he is the father of a baby girl, but is alarmed to learn that the baby is in Badajoz.

    As new men arrive from England, Sharpe discovers that his old nemesis, Obadiah Hakeswill is among them. Hakeswill was responsible for having Sharpe flogged for a crime he did not commit. His speciality is preying on soldiers while being servile towards the officers. Hakeswill also believes he is immortal, after surviving a hanging.

    Hakeswill attempts to rape Teresa who is on the point of killing Hakeswill when Harper intervenes. Hakeswill develops an obsession with Teresa and is determined to hurt her to get at Sharpe.

    Adding insult to injury, Sharpe learns that he is to be demoted from captain as the regiment now has a full complement of captains. Sharpe volunteers to lead the attack on Badajoz in an attempt to secure his captaincy, but he is refused. This first attack is known as the Forlorn Hope, as chances of survival are remote, however survivors are given their reward in money or rank.

    The Forlorn Hope charge is awarded to Capt Rymer and Sharpe fears for the safety of Teresa and their baby daughter.moreless
  • Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan

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    S 5 : Ep 8 - 3/7/93

    Mrs Opalsen's famous pearls are stolen, and Poirot is happily on hand to investigate. A complex theft calls for a sophisticated solution. Unfortunately, Poirot is hindered everywhere he goes by being mistaken for 'Lucky Len'.moreless
  • Dead Man's Mirror

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    S 5 : Ep 7 - 2/28/93

    At an auction, Hercule Poirot wants to buy an old looking glass. An art dealer called Gervase Chevenix outbids him for it, but the dealer then offers Poirot the mirror if he will investigate a mystery for him.

    Chevenix believes he is being cheated by an architect, John Lake... and Mrs Chevenix claims that her spirit guide, an ancient Egyptian called Saphra, has warned her of an imminent death. There is a disputed will, a second unsigned will, the sound of shots behind locked doors, an apparent suicide which Poirot suspects is murder. Whatever you do, do not go out of the room during Dead Man's Mirror, or you will lose the plot!moreless

  • The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman

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    S 5 : Ep 5 - 2/14/93

    Hastings's friend Dr Hawker receives worrying news about a patient, Count Foscanti, and the body is found of a man who has been beaten to death. Meanwhile, Hastings buys a new Italian roadster from Bruno Vizzini's showroom, and the car and Miss Lemon's new admirer turn out to have connections with each other and with the murdered man. Poirot finds his investigation leads him into the gangland world of London's Little Italy. The story culminates in a deadly car chase.moreless
  • The Case of the Missing Will

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    S 5 : Ep 4 - 2/7/93

    Poirot has to execute the final wishes of an old friend who has been killed.
  • The Yellow Iris

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 1/31/93

    Poirot is caught up in a coup d'etat in Argentina and arrested as a spy, which hinders him from solving the murder of Iris Russell at a French restaurant owned by an Italian in Buenos Aires.

    Two years later, in London, a dinner-party at a restaurant of the same name marks the second anniversary of Iris's death. The atmosphere is so charged that we almost expect the victim to come back from the dead. And, of course, Poirot traps a killer.

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  • The Underdog

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 1/24/93

    A chemical plant in 1930s Germany, threatened British business interests, murder - in pursuit of the truth, Poirot's secretary, Miss Lemon, successfully hypnotizes the murdered man's widow.
  • The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 1/17/93

    An archaeologist dies of a heart attack shortly after opening an ancient Egyptian tomb, but his widow thinks there is dirty work at the crossroads and calls in Poirot. Poirot dismisses the idea of a mummy's curse, and by risking his own life he smokes out a murderer.

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  • The ABC Murders

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 1/5/92

    Three bodies are found. Beside each lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide. The police are baffled. But the killer has made one mistake. He has challenged Hercule Poirot to unmask him.

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  • The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 3/10/91

    When Poirot joins Hastings for a grouse shoot, one of their party is murdered. Poirot has to investigate the killing while in bed with a severe cold.
  • The Affair at the Victory Ball

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 3/3/91

    Poirot is invited to a masquerade ball and advised to "come as someone famous" - so he decides to go as himself. And while he is there, he is called on to solve the murder of Lord Cronshaw, who was killed at the crowded party without anyone seeing. A fragment of a costume helps him to unmask the killer.moreless
  • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 2/17/91

    Poirot is called in to help a woman who lives in fear of her husband, and he is invited to a dinner party which goes horribly wrong. Then Colonel Curtiss, the scar-faced prime murder suspect, even unwisely calls Poirot "a detective." The detective finds that the murder mystery hinges on a duel fought ten years before. He soon proves Curtiss to be the killer who pushed a stiletto blade into a trunk, straight into the head of a man hiding in the trunk. As the police take the Colonel away, he adds insult to injury by sneering at "that bloody little Frog"... but it was by getting such details wrong that he got himself caught.moreless
  • The Double Clue

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 2/10/91

    Japp (who is really worried that failure could cost him his job) seeks Poirot's help in investigating a series of jewel thefts, and two remarkable things happen. Poirot falls in love (with the beautiful and clever Countess Vera Rossakoff) and he also meets a criminal intellect which he finds worthy of him. As the countess is his main suspect, Poirot spends most of his time with her - which for once leaves Hastings and Miss Lemon to do most of the actual detective work. In the end, this case may have to be put down as the one that got away.moreless
  • The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 2/3/91

    Poirot is summoned to Marsdon by the owner of a country inn there to solve a murder. But the inn-keeper is a would-be thriller writer, and to Poirot's dismay the murder turns out to be fictional. Thankfully, though, there is soon a real (if seemingly supernatural) murder at the big house. Things get even more interesting when a young wife claims that a tree in her garden is haunted by a laughing ghost, and there are also signs of black magic from East Africa. Poirot lays a clever ambush to smoke out the killer,confident that he or she will turn out to be human.moreless
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