Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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Elinor Carlisle seems to be the obvious murderer of her ailing aunt and the beautiful romantic rival who broke up her engagement, but Poirot uncovers darker motives.

Director:

David Moore

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), David Pirie (screenplay)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Elinor Carlisle
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Roddy Winter
Kelly Reilly ... Mary Gerrard
Paul McGann ... Dr. Peter Lord
Phyllis Logan ... Nurse Hopkins
Marion O'Dwyer ... Nurse O'Brien
Diana Quick ... Mrs. Welman
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... Ted Horlick
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... Marsden
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Seddon
Alistair Findlay Alistair Findlay ... Prosecuting Counsel
Linda Spurrier Linda Spurrier ... Mrs. Bishop
Ian Taylor Ian Taylor ... Shopkeeper
Timothy Carlton ... Judge
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Storyline

Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Winter are happily engaged. Elinor's aunt is Laura Welman, wealthy but ailing and bed-ridden. Elinor receives an anonymous letter warning her that someone will try to gain favour with Mrs Welman at her expense. Her aunt's doctor, Dr Peter Lord, contacts Hercule Poirot to investigate. Mrs Welman dies with no will and Elinor, as her next-of-kin, receives everything. Shortly before Mrs Welman's death, Mary Gerrard, an old friend of the family, reappears after a long absence. Roddy falls for her and this ends his engagement to Elinor. Elinor is openly resentful of Mary ending her relationship with Roddy and says she wished Mary was dead. One afternoon, Mary stops by for tea and sandwiches with Elinor and a short while later is found dead, poisoned. After a thorough investigation, which Poirot assisted in, Elinor is charged with and ultimately found guilty of the murders of Mary and Mrs Welman. She is sentenced to hang. Doctor Lord insists that Elinor is innocent ... Written by grantss

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Country:

UK

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

26 December 2003 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Kodak Vision Color Negative Film)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Exteriors for Laura Welman's home were filmed at a hospice. David Suchet visited the the elderly residents in costume and remained in the character of Poirot to answer their questions. See more »

Goofs

When Poirot gets into a taxi he asks to be taken to 'The British Library.' This was not created until 1973. He should have asked for 'The British Museum' or 'The British Museum Library.' See more »

Quotes

Hercule Poirot: I am, as you say, bored to the tears.
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a fine addition to the Suchet canon!
22 September 2004 | by standardmetalSee all my reviews

A quite engrossing if, as usual, contrived mystery. I do agree that David Suchet is the ultimate Hercule even if he's losing much of his energy. In fact, I think that "Curtain" would be the ideal Hercule for him to do at this or a little later point.

I disagree with a review that said that it was more fun with Japp, Hastings and Lemon. I thought they were brought into the earlier productions by the short hairs and not convincingly all the time.

I do agree that the Suchet "Death on the Nile" was disappointing but I'd recently seen the Ustinov again (I didn't really like him in the part.) and was only too familiar with the story so I gave up early on.

I thought the acting was generally good and everyone was well-cast.

8 out of 10.


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