Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a fête being held at a Devon estate called Nasse House, which is owned by the affable squire Sir George Stubbs and his childlike wife, Hattie. When she realizes that something is not quite right, she calls upon Poirot to observe the situation firsthand. The great detective is unable to pinpoint precisely what is out of the ordinary, although some of the people associated with Nasse House are behaving oddly enough. On the day of the fête, things appear to be going well, until several occurrences end up fulfilling Mrs Oliver's initial premonition of unease: the arrival of Hattie's foreign cousin, whom she claims is a dangerous man; the sudden disappearance of Hattie herself; and the discovery that the young girl playing the victim in the murder hunt has actually been murdered.moreless
To keep his mind busy after his dismissal from the UCOS, Brian agrees to help one of Esther's friends to find her missing brother. At the same time UCOS team is trying to track down a conman who may be connected to several outstanding cases.moreless
A look at the UK version of Childrens Hospital airing on BBC Ten.
A craft centre in the old mill at Morton Fendle is losing money. Several locals have invested in the business and believe they have been swindled by Alan Hollingsworth, the man behind it. When Hollingsworth's glamorous wife Simone goes missing, Barnaby believes she has been kidnapped and puts Hollingsworth under observation. However, Hollingsworth evades the police, carrying a bundle of cash, and a woman neighbour who follows him to his rendez-vous is killed in a bizarre road accident. Then Hollingsworth is found dead, and Simone turns up alive. Barnaby guesses she and a friend faked the kidnapping, but he can't prove it.