Agatha Christie's Poirot

Season 13 Episode 2

The Big Four

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 2013 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Philip Jackson (initially Chief Inspector Japp, now promoted to Assistant Commissioner for this episode) and Pauline Moran (Miss Lemon) since Evil Under the Sun in 2002, and the first appearance of Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings) since Murder in Mesopotamia of that same year.

  • Quotes

    • Poirot: Who discovered the body?
      Japp: The Chinese manservant. Chinese, Poirot. And Diana Paynter, the wife of 30 years. Smelt the smoke apparently from her own bedroom.
      Poirot: Madame Paynter, she does not share the bedchamber with her husband?
      Japp: Didn't you hear me, Poirot? 30 years! To be honest, I think Mrs. Japp would jump at this type of sleeping arrangement, if we had the room.

  • Notes

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