Agatha Christie's Poirot

Season 10 Episode 4

Taken at the Flood

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 02, 2006 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • Chilworth Manor, near Guildford, England was used as the filming location for Adela Marchmont's house. It is a country house hotel and has been used for other productions, such as an episode of Foyle's War called The Funk Hole and the movie The Wedding Date (2005).

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The US premiere of this episode was on December 17, 2006, on the Biography Channel. Several censored words were blanked out.

    • This episode was planned to air first on A&E in the US on December 11, 2005, but it was pulled from the schedule and did not appear. It was shown in the UK on April 2, 2006.

    • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's book Taken at the Flood (1948).

  • Allusions

    • The title seems to allude to some words of Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:

      "There is a tide in the affairs of men,
      Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune".

      Even better, Agatha may have had in mind some less well-known lines of the poet Byron -

      "There is a tide in the affairs of women
      Which, taken at the flood, leads -
      God knows where."