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Agatha Christie's Poirot

Season 3 Episode 4

Wasps' Nest

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 1991 on ITV
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Wasps' Nest
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

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    John Boswall

    John Boswall

    Dr Belvedere

    Guest Star

    Peter Capaldi

    Peter Capaldi

    Claude Langton

    Guest Star

    Kate Lynn-Evans

    Kate Lynn-Evans

    Mrs Henderson

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Poirot: I see you have had some tea, n'est ce pas? You remember the garden fete, when I look into the future? You will permit if we do the same, please? Turn it around... no, no, no, no, no! Because this time, it is different. This time we shall look backward, yes? Into the past. Because the past, it is as clear as crystal, n'est ce pas? As clear as the crystals of cyanide poison that are in this cup. Oh, no, no, no, m'sieu, this does not shock you. For it is you who put them there!

      • John Harrison: (seeing Poirot) Well, I'll be jiggered!
        Molly Deane: What is it?
        John Harrison: I'd know that egghead anywhere.

      • Claude Langton: But I haven't heard anything about a murder.
        Poirot: No, you would not have heard of it. Because, as yet, it has not taken place. You see, if one can investigate a murder before it happens, then one might even, well - a little idea - prevent it?

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode is based on one of Agatha's shorter Poirot stories - just twelve pages long. Almost all of her original dialogue is preserved.

      • This episode is based on Agatha Christie's short story Wasps' Nest, which first appeared in The Daily Mail newspaper in November, 1928, and was later included in a collection called Double Sin and Other Stories (1961).

    • ALLUSIONS (1)