Agatha Christie's Poirot

ITV (ended 2013)




Episode Guide

    • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
      Season 13 - Episode 5

      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.

    • Lord Edgware Dies
      Season 7 - Episode 2

      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.

    • Peril at End House
      Season 2 - Episode 1

      Poirot and Hastings take a holiday in Cornwall, looking for peace and quiet. They meet Miss Nick Buckley, who lives near their hotel at End House, and she tells Poirot she has had three near-fatal accidents in a few weeks. He then finds a bullet hole in her hat, returns with her to End House and is drawn into a complex murder investigation…

    • Mrs McGinty's Dead
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      James Bentley is arrested for the murder of old Mrs McGinty. It looks like an open and shut case, but Superintendent Spence is not convinced. He turns to Poirot for help, and together with Poirot's writer friend Ariadne Oliver they set out to find the real killer.

    • The ABC Murders
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      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.

    • 2/4/90

      Matthew Davenheim, a rich banker, disappears on a walk from his country house to the village post office, and Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard is put onto the case. Poirot, who has developed an interest in conjuring tricks, bets Japp five pounds that he can solve the mystery without leaving his apartment.

      Meanwhile, Poirot has acquired a parrott - which he finds has its uses.

    • Hallowe'en Party
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      Ariadne Oliver attends a children's Hallowe'en party and hears a young girl boasting that she has witnessed a murder. Later that evening, the child is found dead, drowned in a bucket. Ariadne sends for Poirot, who takes the young victim's story seriously and finds there have been several other suspicious deaths in the village. When another child is found drowned, Poirot realizes that a third is in danger.

      For more, see Recap.moreless
    • Sad Cypress
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      Young Elinor Carlisle, engaged to marry the dashing Roddy Winter, finds herself charged with the fatal poisoning of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. Poirot has the job of saving Elinor's skin, but unfortunately, the evidence against her is overwhelming. If Elinor has been framed, someone has been fiendishly clever.
    • Murder in Mesopotamia
      Season 8 - Episode 1

      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.

    • Hercule Poirot's Christmas
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Poirot's Christmas is interrupted by Simeon Lee, who believes his life is threatened. Simeon is soon killed and his diamonds stolen, and there is no shortage of down-trodden Lees on hand who might have done the deed.
    • The Underdog
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      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 Clocks
      Season 12 - Episode 4

      Lieutenant Colin Race of the Royal Navy, busy investigating the tragic deaths of his girlfriend and another agent, is walking along Wilbraham Crescent when Sheila Webb runs out of number 19 into his arms, distressed. A middle-aged man is found on the floor of the house, stabbed to death. Poirot travels to Dover to help Race to establish whether Sheila is a murderer. Sheila claims she did not know the victim, nor even Miss Pebmarsh, a blind woman who owns the house. Miss Pebmarsh was not at home when the body was found, and she denies having requested Sheila's services as a secretary by telephone earlier that day.

      Poirot observes the complications of the case, including an unidentified murder victim, four clocks stopped at thirteen minutes past four in the room where the body was found, and a host of neighbours who say they saw nothing. Race is determined to find the suspected German mole within the Navy who caused his girlfriend's death, and in a state of grief he becomes increasingly close to Sheila. A wall of evidence begins to build up against Sheila, and then another victim is found brutally murdered.

    • Five Little Pigs
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      Sixteen years before the action opens, Caroline Crale was charged with killing her husband, Amyas Crale, and no one doubted her guilt. She was duly tried and convicted, and died in prison while serving life, so the case was looked on as closed. But then, in the present day, Caroline's daughter Lucy Crale (who has been living overseas) receives a letter her mother wrote her before her death, claiming to be innocent. Anxious to know the truth, Lucy hires Poirot to solve the murder of her father sixteen years before, and Poirot finds a number of possible suspects who are still alive. The late lamented Amyas was well-known for having affairs with his models. Does Elsa Greer, his lover at the time of his death, hold the key to unravelling the case?moreless
    • Murder on the Links
      Season 6 - Episode 3

      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

    • The Yellow Iris
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      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.

    • Dead Man's Folly
      Season 13 - Episode 3

      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.

    • The Labours of Hercules
      Season 13 - Episode 4

      While staying at a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps, Poirot is faced with mysteries of Herculean proportions, both literally and figuratively, as he pits his little grey cells against his fellow guests.

    • The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      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
    • The Theft of the Royal Ruby
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Poirot prepares to spend a quiet Christmas on his own with a box of chocolates, but he has to give up his plans when the British government asks for his urgent help. Prince Farouk, a young member of the Egyptian royal family visiting London, has lost a famous ruby, and this is deemed to be a matter of national security. The Prince unwisely lent his jewel to a strange young lady who promptly vanished with it, and Poirot forms a complicated plan to catch the thieves, harnessing misdirected romantic urges.moreless
    • After the Funeral
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      Richard Abernethie dies suddenly. When his family gathers for the reading of the will, his sister Cora Gallaccio claims Abernethie was murdered, but the rest of the family won't believe it. The next day Cora is herself killed with an axe, and the family solicitor sends for Poirot.
    • Murder in the Mews
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      It occurs to Hastings that with fireworks going off all around London on November 5th (Bonfire Night), no one would take much notice of a shooting. And within hours Poirot finds himself investigating a violent death in Hastings's own mews garage. At first, it seems as if a young lady who was about to marry a self-important member of parliament killed herself - but Poirot is not happy with the suicide theory. So if it was murder, who is the killer?moreless
    • The Dream
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Millionaire business tycoon Benedict Farley, a well-known eccentric, consults Poirot about the bad dreams he has been having - he has dreamed repeatedly of killing himself. Sadly, Farley does not follow Poirot's good advice, and soon afterwards he is found dead. Poirot fails to believe in suicide - he suspects murder by hypnosis.moreless
    • Third Girl
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      Three single girls share a London flat. The first, Claudia Reece-Holland, works as a secretary; the second, Frances Cary, is a Bohemian model; the third, Norma Restarick, comes to Poirot for help and promptly disappears believing she is a murderer. Luckily, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver lives directly below the three girls, and assists in Poirot's investigations after the body of Norma's former nanny is found. Could this be the murder that Norma believes she has committed? In order to establish whether the third girl is guilty, innocent or insane, Poirot explores her family history and relationships and uncovers startling secrets. Is he dealing with a girl who needs to be saved? Or with a girl who should swing from the gallows?moreless
    • 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.

    • The Third Floor Flat
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Poirot is feeling terribly bored, as he has had no murder cases at all for several weeks. He takes Hastings to see a new whodunnit at the theatre, to relieve the boredom. But just a few hours later, Poirot is disturbed in his own apartment by the strange shooting of Mrs Grant, a resident of his building, Whitehaven Mansions. Two young couples find the murdered woman's body in the third-floor flat two floors below Poirot's, and it soon appears that bigamy may be the key to the mystery. But is it?moreless
    • Death in the Clouds
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      Poirot falls asleep on a short aeroplane flight from Paris to London, and one of the other passengers, Madame Giselle, is killed by a poison dart while he sleeps. Poirot finds out that she was a money-lender, which may provide a motive for the killing.

    • 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'.
    • The Double Clue
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      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 Cornish Mystery
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      Poirot travels to Cornwall, summoned by a Mrs Pengelley, who suspects her dentist husband is poisoning her because he's fallen in love with his young assistant. Unhappily, on his arrival Poirot finds his client stone dead, so he sets out to catch her killer.

    • Death on the Nile
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      On board a steamer cruising the Nile in Egypt, Simon and Linnet Doyle are on their honeymoon, but they are being stalked by Jacqueline de Bellefort. She was engaged to Simon, when she introduced her old school friend Linnet to him - and Jacqueline is bitter about being cast off. Poirot is also on board the steamer, but nevertheless the cruise turns into a series of killings for him to solve.moreless
    • Evil under the Sun
      Season 8 - Episode 2

      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.

    • Wasps' Nest
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Poirot visits a garden fete, where a wasps' nest adds to the tension. He meets the son of an old friend who has his girl-friend, a fashion model, with him, and Poirot soon suspects that they are both in danger. He has to solve a mystery which includes cyanide, failing brakes and mixed-up love lives. Meanwhile, Hastings has a new hobby which Poirot finds helpful in cracking the case.moreless
    • The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      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
    • Cat among the Pigeons
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      Miss Bulstrode, the elderly headmistress of an English girls' school, is warned by a parent that she has recognized someone at the school from her days in the intelligence service. And then there is a murder, and Poirot is on hand to try to solve it. Poirot finds connections with a revolution in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Ramat and Prince Ali Yusuf's missing jewels.moreless
    • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
      Season 4 - Episode 3

      Mabelle Sainsbury-Seale meets her old friend Alistair Blunt coming out of Dr Morley's dental surgery. And soon afterwards, Dr Morley (Poirot's dentist) is found dead. Japp thinks it was suicide, but Poirot disagrees.

    • The Hollow
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      Poirot is spending a week-end with the Angkatells, at their country house called The Hollow. The good-looking Dr John Christow is also there, with his plain wife, but he is flirting (or perhaps more) with Henrietta Savernake, a young artist. Meanwhile, Lady Angkatell is match-making between Henrietta and Edward Angkatell, to the distress of Midge, who loves Edward. Then a game of murder turns into the real thing, when Christow is shot dead by the swimming pool. Gerda Christow is found holding the gun, but was she set up? Sir Henry Angkatell asks Poirot (how could he do anything else?) to find the killer, and it soon appears that several of the house party had motives for killing Christow, including Henrietta and Lady Angkatell... then the ballistic evidence comes in, and there is a big surprise. Poirot will surely outwit the murderer. Or will he?moreless
    • Dumb Witness
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      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

    • The Plymouth Express
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      An Australian shipping tycoon wants Poirot to check out his daughter's suitors. Then the young lady takes a trip on the Plymouth Express, and Poirot finds himself investigating a jewel theft on the train.
    • Problem at Sea
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Poirot and Hastings are on board a ship steaming towards Alexandria, in Egypt. Poirot recovers from his usual sea-sickness to take an interest in some fellow-passengers, especially the Clappertons. The rich Mrs Clapperton is offensively rude to lesser mortals, while Colonel Clapperton is rumoured to be not a real colonel at all, but a retired music-hall performer. On arrival at Alexandria, Mrs Clapperton is found murdered in her cabin, and Poirot finds (as usual) quite a number of suspects.moreless
    • Taken at the Flood
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      Gordon Cloade marries a young widow, but within days he is killed by a gas explosion in his home, leaving no will, so that his fortune all goes to the new Mrs Cloade. But then Poirot has a visit from a member of the family who claims she has information from the spirit world that the rich Mrs Cloade's first husband is still alive, so that she is still Mrs Underhay. Poirot is asked to find the missing Underhay, with supernatural guidance...moreless
    • The Affair at the Victory Ball
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      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 Chocolate Box
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Poirot returns to Belgium for the first time since the Great War, and there he revisits a twenty-year-old murder mystery that was never officially solved. We flash back to an eager young detective on the Brussels police force, working to serve a young woman who has come to him for help. In the process, the pin the older Poirot wears is identified.moreless
    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles
      Season 2 - Episode 10

      Hastings is a guest at the Inglethorp country manor when Emily Inglethorp is murdered. With the whole household under suspicion, Hastings sends for his old friend Hercule Poirot.

    • How Does Your Garden Grow?
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Poirot becomes the centre of attention at the Chelsea Flower Show, where a new rose named after him is on display. There, an old lady gives him a packet of seeds. On his return home, he receives a letter from Miss Barrowby, who feels threatened, and he realizes he has just met her at the Flower Show. He decides to call on her. The same evening, Miss Barrowby dies, poisoned by strychnine, and when Poirot calls at her house the next morning he meets the penniless Delafontaines, Miss Barrowby's only living relations, who were living with her, and Katrina Reiger, Miss Barrowby's young Russian nurse-companion. A bottle of the poison is found in Katrina's effects, and she disappears. Poirot discovers that Miss Barrowby has left her all her property, and this seems to remove suspicion from the Delafontaines. Or does it? Meanwhile, Hastings is suffering from hay fever... or is he?moreless
    • Three Act Tragedy
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      Poirot visits Cornwall to attend a dinner party at the house of his friend Sir Charles Cartwright. When an amiable local clergyman chokes to death on his cocktail, Poirot does not at first see the death as a murder. There seems to be no motive, and (as Poirot predicts) no trace of poison is found in the dead man's glass. Apart from Sir Charles's doctor friend, Sir Bartholomew Strange, and the enigmatic Miss Egg Lytton Gore, any one of the guests could have taken the glass and drunk from it. Then, some weeks later, Sir Bartholomew Strange also chokes to death at a dinner party he is giving, with many of the same people present. Poirot and Cartwright travel from Monte Carlo to Strange's house in Yorkshire, where Cartwright is determined to unravel the reasons behind his friend's death and also to impress Egg. Again, no poison is found in the dead man's glass, but nevertheless a post-mortem finds that Strange was poisoned. This not only seems to mean he was murdered, but also reopens the question of the first death.moreless
    • Murder on the Orient Express
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      While travelling from Istanbul to London on the Orient Express, Poirot is approached by the shady American traveller Samuel Ratchett, who wants to hire him as a protector. Ratchett is soon found dead, with multiple stab wounds.

      With the train trapped in a deep snow drift, the immediate evidence points to a killer who boarded and left the train, but Poirot finds a bewildering mass of clues and suspects, including a Russian princess, a German maid, a Hungarian diplomat and his wife, and a Swedish missionary. Ratchett proves to have been a mobster responsible for the kidnapping and murder of an American child. In the end, Poirot turns his back on the rule of law in favour of natural justice.

      For more, see recap.moreless
    • The Lost Mine
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Hastings and Poirot are playing the board game Monopoly when they are interrupted by Lord Pearson, the elegant Chairman of the London and Shanghai Bank. The banker asks them to investigate the disappearance of a Mr Ling - a highly-valued customer who, before he went missing, had arranged to sell Lord Pearson a map showing where to find a long-lost silver mine. Then Ling is found murdered, a young stockbroker is suspected, and Poirot has to untangle a devilishly mixed-up mystery.moreless
    • The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The London and Scottish Bank is sending a huge shipment of Liberty Bonds to New York on the transatlantic passenger liner Queen Mary. Poirot, who suffers terribly from sea-sickness, is asked to see the bonds safely across the Atlantic.
    • The Case of the Missing Will
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Poirot has to execute the final wishes of an old friend who has been killed.
    • Cards on the Table
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      The tycoon Shaitana, one of the richest men in England, invites Poirot to dinner and an evening of bridge, promising that his fellow-guests will include four killers who have escaped justice. Poirot accepts, and finds three others there who have an interest in detection - Superintendent Wheeler, Colonel Hughes of Military Intelligence and the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. But things take a deadly turn when Shaitana is stabbed to death. For more, see Recap.moreless
    • Hickory Dickory Dock
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      A string of thefts at a student hostel run by Miss Lemon's sister ends in death, and Poirot has a number of plots and sub-plots to untangle, including smuggling and political manipulations. A certain mouse is the only witness to a string of murders and it also features at the climax. Meanwhile, Poirot invites Japp to stay with him while Mrs Japp is away. Hastings is also off on his travels, and the dim police inspector vies with Poirot over the cooking.moreless
    • The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Mrs Ernestine Todd, from Clapham, asks Poirot to help her find her cook, Eliza, who has vanished without trace. Poirot likes to take on only big and important cases, so at first he feels slighted by being called on to work on such a trivial matter. But he agrees to visit Mrs Todd's house, and after he has seen the contents of the missing cook's trunk, Poirot decides the case might prove to be worthy of his great talents, after all.moreless
    • The King of Clubs
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      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
    • Four and Twenty Blackbirds
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      At a London restaurant where he often goes to eat, Poirot notices that another of the regular customers has dramatically changed his diet. Meanwhile, old Anthony Gascoigne lies dying in Brighton, and his estranged twin brother Henry falls to his death. A tragic accident, or murder? Poirot sees connexions and he decides the answer to the mystery lies in a blackberry pie.moreless
    • The Veiled Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Poirot calls to see the veiled lady of the title (Lady Millicent Castle-Vaughn) at her London hotel. Lady Millicent is about to be married, but a mean blackmailer called Lavington has got hold of a love letter she wrote years before to another man. Lavington wants twenty thousand pounds, and Poirot makes up his mind to recover the letter himself, even if it means impersonating a Swedish locksmith.moreless
    • Elephants Can Remember
      Season 13 - Episode 1

      After an unpleasant encounter with a wheedling busybody, Ariadne Oliver asks Poirot to delve into the past and solve the riddle of the murder-suicide of the Ravenscrofts, the parents of her goddaughter Celia. Ever since they were found dead, no one has been able to ascertain precisely who killed whom. As Poirot is already preoccupied with the investigation of a psychiatrist's murder, Ariadne sets out herself to question people familiar with the Ravenscrofts in the hopes that they will remember key clues to the solution, for at stake is Celia's future happiness and the memory of a loving couple whose mysterious demise shocked and baffled everyone they knew.

    • The Big Four
      Season 13 - Episode 2

      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.

    • The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      A glamorous nightclub-singer-turned-spy has stolen the US Navy's plans for a new submarine, and an FBI agent called Burt is in London to catch her. Burt meets Poirot and dismisses him as a gumshoe, while Poirot is not impressed by the self-important G-man. Poirot is drawn into the case when it appears that the submarine plans will fall into the hands of Italy's Fascists unless they are recovered. Then Poirot meets a young couple who have had an amazing bargain on a valuable London apartment, and he sees a connection with the spy case.moreless
    • The Incredible Theft
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Lord Mayfield, an aircraft manufacturer, invites Lady Vanderlyn (who is suspected of being a spy for the Germans) to his country house, and he has a plan to trap her. But when Lady Mayfield hears about her husband's plan, she sends for Poirot. Lord Mayfield's plan all seems to go horribly wrong, and Poirot has to tell a few home truths. For more, see Recap.moreless
    • Being Poirot
      Being Poirot
      Season 0 - Episode 2

      Being Poirot follows actor David Suchet as he films the final series of Agatha Christie's Poirot after 25 years in the role. Suchet visits Belgium to discover what Belgians think of the character and returns to Greenway, Agatha Christie's holiday home, where he met the author's family after first winning the role.

    • Dead Man's Mirror
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      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 Mystery of the Blue Train
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      Poirot meets the beautiful Katherine Grey in a London restaurant and agrees to keep her company on a journey on the Blue Train to the south of France. Katherine has recently inherited a lot of money and has been invited to visit some relations there, but she feels socially intimidated. Also on the train is Ruth Kettering, the daughter of the American oil tycoon Rufus van Aldin, not to mention the husband Ruth has just left (Derek Kettering) and also her lover - but Ruth gets brutally killed on the train, and her famous ruby is stolen. Later, Katherine Grey survives a murderous attack. Luckily, Poirot is on hand to solve the mysteries.moreless
    • Appointment with Death
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      On holiday in Jerusalem in 1937, Poirot hears about an archaeological expedition to Syria led by the eccentric Lord Boynton and his son Leonard, who believe they are on the track of the head of St John the Baptist. Drawn to visit the dig, Poirot meets Boynton's dominating, fabulously rich, American-born second wife. However, events are overtaken by the discovery of Lady Boynton's dead body and revelations about her fortune.

      Poirot is given the task of finding the killer. As ever, he has no shortage of suspects.moreless
    • The Kidnapped Prime Minister
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Poirot is called in when the British Prime Minister and his secretary are kidnapped in France on their way to a League of Nations conference - and because of the international situation, Poirot is given just a day and a half to solve the case.
    • Double Sin
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Poirot tells an astonished Hastings that he has made up his mind to retire and suggests they take a holiday in the Lake District, in the north of England. On the way there, Hastings befriends a young woman who has lost a valuable collection of miniatures. The case involves a famous writer and a beautiful woman in a sports car, and to the relief of Hastings Poirot's thoughts of retirement soon seem far away.moreless
    • The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      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 Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Marcus Waverly, an English country squire, calls on Poirot for help in dealing with anonymous letters threatening to kidnap his son, Johnnie. Hastings is deeply shocked by the thought of people going around kidnapping children, and it becomes a race against time to find out who the mystery letter writer is. Of course, there is a lot more to the mystery than kidnap threats.moreless
    • 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 Murder of Roger Ackroyd
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      Poirot has retired to the sleepy English village of King's Abbot to cultivate his garden, but even here murder soon rears its head. Following the apparent suicide of a local widow, rumours run wild to the effect that she had murdered her first husband, that she was having an affair with Roger Ackroyd (a rich business man who lives in the village) and that she was being blackmailed. Poirot remains aloof from all this, but when his neighbour Ackroyd too is killed he is drawn into the hunt for a clever murderer. The suspects include Roger Ackroyd's greedy sister-in-law, his chauffeur, his secretary, and his adopted son, Ralph - who quickly disappears from the scene. When he finds out who the killer is, the whole experience is enough to persuade Poirot to pack up and return to London.moreless
    • Triangle at Rhodes
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Poirot is staying at the Palace Hotel on the Aegean island of Rhodes. Among his fellow guests are an English couple, Commander and Mrs Chantry - and Poirot notices the beautiful Mrs Valentine Chantry flirting with other men. And then she is found dead, poisoned, and at once her husband is suspected. Is this a simple crime of passion, or is there some other motive at work? To solve the mystery, Poirot has to unravel a number of tangled relationships between those staying at the Palace Hotel. And he does not have the help of Hastings, who is not on the island.moreless
    • The Adventure of the Western Star
      Season 2 - Episode 9

      Marie Marvelle, a Belgian film star, receives threatening letters from a chinaman which demand her famous diamond, the Western Star. Marie visits her old friend Hercule Poirot in London, seeking his help, and Poirot tackles the case with relish.

    • Poirot: Behind The Scenes
      Poirot: Behind The Scenes
      Season 0 - Episode 1

      ITV3 goes behind the scenes on the tenth series of Agatha Christie's Poirot. Featuring interviews with David Suchet and guest stars such as Elliot Gould and Zoe Wanamaker, this special also see the transformation of Suchet from actor to character in both make up and voice and unlocks the secrets of transforming a railway station near Peterborough into 1930's Nice.

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