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David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot.

From England to the Mediterranean, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, Captain Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon, Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Includes all 70 episodes.

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Description

David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot.

From England to the Mediterranean, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, Captain Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon, Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Includes all 70 episodes.

    • Episode 1

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Adventure of The Clapham Cook

    Mrs Todd from Clapham comes to ask Hercule Poirot if he will help her find her cook Eliza who has disappeared. Poirot is at first insulted by such a trivial request for his talents, but then decides the case could be intriguing. As usual, his instincts are correct and soon uncovers an elaborate plot to hide an ever darker crime.

    • 50 Minutes

    Mrs Todd from Clapham comes to ask Hercule Poirot if he will help her find her cook Eliza who has disappeared. Poirot is at first insulted by such a trivial request for his talents, but then decides the case could be intriguing. As usual, his instincts are correct and soon uncovers an elaborate plot to hide an ever darker crime.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Poirot, Collection 1: Murder In The Mews

    Captain Hastings points out to Poirot that the noise of fireworks on Guy Fawkes night would provide the ideal opportunity for a murder. Little does he know that his Mews garage will become the setting for a murder inquiry more complex than the gunpowder plot.

    • 50 Minutes

    Captain Hastings points out to Poirot that the noise of fireworks on Guy Fawkes night would provide the ideal opportunity for a murder. Little does he know that his Mews garage will become the setting for a murder inquiry more complex than the gunpowder plot.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly

    Poirot is called in to investigate a series of kidnap threats against the three year old son of a wealthy aristocrat. Once installed at Waverly Court, Poirot becomes suspicious about the child's parents - especially when the servants are suddenly dismissed. The absence of a cook forces Poirot and Hastings to look elsewhere for a decent meal which in turn leads to vital information about the planned kidnap.

    • 50 Minutes

    Poirot is called in to investigate a series of kidnap threats against the three year old son of a wealthy aristocrat. Once installed at Waverly Court, Poirot becomes suspicious about the child's parents - especially when the servants are suddenly dismissed. The absence of a cook forces Poirot and Hastings to look elsewhere for a decent meal which in turn leads to vital information about the planned kidnap.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Poirot, Collection 1: Four and Twenty Blackbirds

    Poirot is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his customary dinner. The next morning, Poirot is intrigued to read in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. When a post-mortem reveals that Gasgcoine died after eating only a little food, Poirot concludes that the man he saw dining in the restaurant could not have been Gasgcoine at all.

    • 50 Minutes

    Poirot is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his customary dinner. The next morning, Poirot is intrigued to read in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. When a post-mortem reveals that Gasgcoine died after eating only a little food, Poirot concludes that the man he saw dining in the restaurant could not have been Gasgcoine at all.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Third Floor Flat

    Poirot is bored - he hasn't had a case to probe for weeks. Hastings' bid to cheer his friend backfires when Poirot fails to correctly guess the murderer in the West End play they go to see, but life for the Belgian super sleuth is never quiet for long. No sooner has a new tenant moved into the third floor flat of Poirot's mansion block than she is murdered, giving Poirot a crime to solve on his very own doorstep.

    • 49 Minutes

    Poirot is bored - he hasn't had a case to probe for weeks. Hastings' bid to cheer his friend backfires when Poirot fails to correctly guess the murderer in the West End play they go to see, but life for the Belgian super sleuth is never quiet for long. No sooner has a new tenant moved into the third floor flat of Poirot's mansion block than she is murdered, giving Poirot a crime to solve on his very own doorstep.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Poirot, Collection 1: Triangle At Rhodes

    Hercule Poirot is holidaying at the Palace Hotel in Rhodes. He and his fellow guests are interested in the arrival of famous and beautiful divorcee Valentine, accompanied by her fifth husband. They can't help but notice how Valentine immediately starts flirting with a good looking man who arrives the same day - much to the public displeasure of her husband. Just as Poirot finishes his holiday and prepares to leave he is called back to the hotel. After drinking a pink gin with the other guests, Valentine is dead.

    • 51 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot is holidaying at the Palace Hotel in Rhodes. He and his fellow guests are interested in the arrival of famous and beautiful divorcee Valentine, accompanied by her fifth husband. They can't help but notice how Valentine immediately starts flirting with a good looking man who arrives the same day - much to the public displeasure of her husband. Just as Poirot finishes his holiday and prepares to leave he is called back to the hotel. After drinking a pink gin with the other guests, Valentine is dead.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Poirot, Collection 1: Problem At Sea

    Cruising around the Mediterranean, Poirot and his fellow passengers approach Alexandria in Egypt. Colonel Clapperton, whose overbearing wife has earned him some sympathy, disembarks for a trip around the port. He invites his wife to join him, but her brusque rejection is clearly overheard by Poirot and others. On their return to the ship that evening, Mrs Clapperton has been robbed and stabbed to death. The captain is anxious to avoid a scandal and asks Poirot to investigate.

    • 50 Minutes

    Cruising around the Mediterranean, Poirot and his fellow passengers approach Alexandria in Egypt. Colonel Clapperton, whose overbearing wife has earned him some sympathy, disembarks for a trip around the port. He invites his wife to join him, but her brusque rejection is clearly overheard by Poirot and others. On their return to the ship that evening, Mrs Clapperton has been robbed and stabbed to death. The captain is anxious to avoid a scandal and asks Poirot to investigate.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Incredible Theft

    Pre-war Britain is striving to produce a new fighter aircraft. Minister for Armaments Lord Mayfield invites Air Marshall Carrington to his country home to discuss the secret plans. Due to the high security risk, Chief Inspector Japp has the estate patrolled by police but a vital design sheet is somehow spirited out of the house. Poirot, who is also a guest of Lord Mayfield, is on hand to track down the thief.

    • 49 Minutes

    Pre-war Britain is striving to produce a new fighter aircraft. Minister for Armaments Lord Mayfield invites Air Marshall Carrington to his country home to discuss the secret plans. Due to the high security risk, Chief Inspector Japp has the estate patrolled by police but a vital design sheet is somehow spirited out of the house. Poirot, who is also a guest of Lord Mayfield, is on hand to track down the thief.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 9

    Poirot, Collection 1: The King of Clubs

    Poirot and Hastings drive down to the studios where a friend is directing a film. They watch some of the filming and are shocked by the behaviour of the studio owner Henry Reedburn who treats the cast and crew appallingly. That evening Reedburn is found dead at his home. When the beautiful young star of the film Valerie Saintclair is implicated in the murder, her fiance engages the services of Poirot to clear her name.

    • 46 Minutes

    Poirot and Hastings drive down to the studios where a friend is directing a film. They watch some of the filming and are shocked by the behaviour of the studio owner Henry Reedburn who treats the cast and crew appallingly. That evening Reedburn is found dead at his home. When the beautiful young star of the film Valerie Saintclair is implicated in the murder, her fiance engages the services of Poirot to clear her name.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 10

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Dream

    Poirot receives a note from wealthy pork pie manufacturer Benedict Farley urgently requesting a meeting. The elderly tycoon explains a recurring dream in which he commits suicide in the library at midday using a revolver. He asks whether Poirot has any experience of a victim being hypnotised into committing suicide - Poirot has not. When Farley is found dead with a gun in his hand, Poirot is convinced that foul play is afoot.

    • 49 Minutes

    Poirot receives a note from wealthy pork pie manufacturer Benedict Farley urgently requesting a meeting. The elderly tycoon explains a recurring dream in which he commits suicide in the library at midday using a revolver. He asks whether Poirot has any experience of a victim being hypnotised into committing suicide - Poirot has not. When Farley is found dead with a gun in his hand, Poirot is convinced that foul play is afoot.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 11

    Poirot, Collection 1: Peril At End House

    While Poirot is staying in Cornwall, he meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes

    While Poirot is staying in Cornwall, he meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes
    • Episode 12

    Poirot, Collection 1: Veiled Lady

    In London's famous Burlington Arcade a man grabs a handful of jewels and flees. A bored Poirot is meanwhile musing on becoming a master criminal himself. Lady Millicent Castle Vaugh requests a meeting with Poirot and explains that she is soon to marry the Duke of Southshire but is being blackmailed by an ex-lover. Poirot now has the excuse he needs to realise his criminal ambitions. He proceeds to break into the suspected blackmailer's flat.

    • 48 Minutes

    In London's famous Burlington Arcade a man grabs a handful of jewels and flees. A bored Poirot is meanwhile musing on becoming a master criminal himself. Lady Millicent Castle Vaugh requests a meeting with Poirot and explains that she is soon to marry the Duke of Southshire but is being blackmailed by an ex-lover. Poirot now has the excuse he needs to realise his criminal ambitions. He proceeds to break into the suspected blackmailer's flat.

    • 48 Minutes
    • Episode 13

    Poirot, Collection 1: The Lost Mine

    While Poirot is checking his account, the chairman of his bank is waiting for a Chinese man. This man is expected to sell the bank a map showing the location of a lost silver mine. When Mr Wu Ling is found dead near the Red Dragon Casino at the docks, Inspector Japp becomes excited at the prospect of breaking a drugs ring he has been pursuing for several years. Poirot is certain they are dealing with more than gangland crime.

    • 51 Minutes

    While Poirot is checking his account, the chairman of his bank is waiting for a Chinese man. This man is expected to sell the bank a map showing the location of a lost silver mine. When Mr Wu Ling is found dead near the Red Dragon Casino at the docks, Inspector Japp becomes excited at the prospect of breaking a drugs ring he has been pursuing for several years. Poirot is certain they are dealing with more than gangland crime.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 14

    Poirot, Collection 2: The Cornish Mystery

    Much to Poirot's chagrin, he arrives too late in Cornwall to prevent Mrs Pengelley's death. She had asked for his help. She suspected her husband, a dentist, was poisoning her so that he could marry his young assistant. After conducting preliminary interviews, Poirot is sure that Mrs Pengelley was not murdered by her husband and sets about finding the real killer.

    • 47 Minutes

    Much to Poirot's chagrin, he arrives too late in Cornwall to prevent Mrs Pengelley's death. She had asked for his help. She suspected her husband, a dentist, was poisoning her so that he could marry his young assistant. After conducting preliminary interviews, Poirot is sure that Mrs Pengelley was not murdered by her husband and sets about finding the real killer.

    • 47 Minutes
    • Episode 15

    Poirot, Collection 2: Double Sin

    Hastings is disturbed by Poirot's talk of retiring and suggests they take a short holiday in the Northwest of England. On a day trip to Lake Windermere, Hastings is very taken with fellow passenger Mary Durrant who confides that she is carrying valuable antiques which she intends to sell to a client. When the antiques are stolen en route Hastings takes charge - the newly retired Poirot affecting complete disinterest in the theft.

    • 50 Minutes

    Hastings is disturbed by Poirot's talk of retiring and suggests they take a short holiday in the Northwest of England. On a day trip to Lake Windermere, Hastings is very taken with fellow passenger Mary Durrant who confides that she is carrying valuable antiques which she intends to sell to a client. When the antiques are stolen en route Hastings takes charge - the newly retired Poirot affecting complete disinterest in the theft.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 16

    Poirot, Collection 2: The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim

    Wealthy banker Matthew Davenheim leaves his country mansion to walk to the post office after tea and is never seen again. He was expected to meet his colleague Lowen from the 4.45 train but Lowen sees no one on his walk from the station to Davenheim's house. Inspector Japp wagers that Poirot will not be able to solve the mystery without leaving his apartment which, much to the Belgian detective's disgust, he is currently sharing with a parrot.

    • 51 Minutes

    Wealthy banker Matthew Davenheim leaves his country mansion to walk to the post office after tea and is never seen again. He was expected to meet his colleague Lowen from the 4.45 train but Lowen sees no one on his walk from the station to Davenheim's house. Inspector Japp wagers that Poirot will not be able to solve the mystery without leaving his apartment which, much to the Belgian detective's disgust, he is currently sharing with a parrot.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 17

    Poirot, Collection 2: Adventure of the Cheap Flat

    Hercule Poirot meets a young couple who cannot believe their luck in finding a fashionable London flat for a nominal rent. Poirot is intrigued and decides to uncover the mystery of the cheap flat by pretending to move into the same block. This move unwittingly places Poirot in the middle of an undercover FBI investigation into the recovery of secret submarine plans stolen by the mafia.

    • 49 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot meets a young couple who cannot believe their luck in finding a fashionable London flat for a nominal rent. Poirot is intrigued and decides to uncover the mystery of the cheap flat by pretending to move into the same block. This move unwittingly places Poirot in the middle of an undercover FBI investigation into the recovery of secret submarine plans stolen by the mafia.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 18

    Poirot, Collection 2: The Kidnapped Prime Minister

    Poirot is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. The kidnap was preceded by a gun attack on the PM as he travelled on the boat train after seeing the King at Windsor. With only 32 hours to go before the conference is due to start, Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the channel. He pursues his investigation in England.

    • 50 Minutes

    Poirot is called in at the highest level when the British Prime Minister is kidnapped in France en route to a disarmament conference. The kidnap was preceded by a gun attack on the PM as he travelled on the boat train after seeing the King at Windsor. With only 32 hours to go before the conference is due to start, Poirot confounds the government by refusing to cross the channel. He pursues his investigation in England.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 19

    Poirot, Collection 2: Adventure of the Western Star

    Poirot's compatriot, famous film star Marie Marvelle, shows him letters demanding the return of her magnificent diamond the 'Western Star'. Despite Poirot's protests, Marie is determined to keep hold of the diamond so that she can wear it at a weekend house party at Yardley Chase. Lady Yardley owns the companion jewel, the 'Eastern Star' and Marie is determined not to be outshone. Before the glittering occasion can take place, both diamonds are stolen.

    • 50 Minutes

    Poirot's compatriot, famous film star Marie Marvelle, shows him letters demanding the return of her magnificent diamond the 'Western Star'. Despite Poirot's protests, Marie is determined to keep hold of the diamond so that she can wear it at a weekend house party at Yardley Chase. Lady Yardley owns the companion jewel, the 'Eastern Star' and Marie is determined not to be outshone. Before the glittering occasion can take place, both diamonds are stolen.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 20

    Poirot, Collection 2: Tragedy At Marsden Manor

    In his remote country house Jonathan Maltravers is recovering from an ulcer with the help of his much younger wife Susan. When one of the staff finds his body under an oak tree, Susan swears that a ghost who haunts the tree is responsible. Poirot and Hastings are staying at a nearby hotel working on another case. Called to Marsdon Manor, Poirot soon deduces that Maltravers did not die of natural or supernatural causes!

    • 51 Minutes

    In his remote country house Jonathan Maltravers is recovering from an ulcer with the help of his much younger wife Susan. When one of the staff finds his body under an oak tree, Susan swears that a ghost who haunts the tree is responsible. Poirot and Hastings are staying at a nearby hotel working on another case. Called to Marsdon Manor, Poirot soon deduces that Maltravers did not die of natural or supernatural causes!

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 21

    Poirot, Collection 2: The Plymouth Express

    When young heiress Florence Halliday is murdered en route to Plymouth the prime suspects are a couple of known gold-diggers - her reprobate ex-husband Rupert and recent French admirer the Comte de la Rochefour. Poirot and Hastings retrace Florence's train journey to the West Country. A last sighting of Florence seeking an evening paper provides Poirot with the clue he needs to solve her murder.

    • 50 Minutes

    When young heiress Florence Halliday is murdered en route to Plymouth the prime suspects are a couple of known gold-diggers - her reprobate ex-husband Rupert and recent French admirer the Comte de la Rochefour. Poirot and Hastings retrace Florence's train journey to the West Country. A last sighting of Florence seeking an evening paper provides Poirot with the clue he needs to solve her murder.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 22

    Poirot, Collection 2: The Million Dollar Bond Robbery

    The future of the London and Scottish bank is riding on its million dollar shipment of Liberty bonds to New York. They will travel on the inaugural sailing of the Queen Mary. Poirot faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career - can he overcome the dreadful curse of sea-sickness to accompany the bonds and ensure their safe passage?

    • 51 Minutes

    The future of the London and Scottish bank is riding on its million dollar shipment of Liberty bonds to New York. They will travel on the inaugural sailing of the Queen Mary. Poirot faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career - can he overcome the dreadful curse of sea-sickness to accompany the bonds and ensure their safe passage?

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 23

    Poirot, Collection 2: A Mysterious Affair

    Hastings is staying with the Inglethorpes at Styles St Mary, but when their hostess is found murdered, he sends for his old friend Hercule Poirot.

    • 1 Hour 43 Minutes

    Hastings is staying with the Inglethorpes at Styles St Mary, but when their hostess is found murdered, he sends for his old friend Hercule Poirot.

    • 1 Hour 43 Minutes
    • Episode 24

    Poirot, Collection 2: How Does Your Garden Grow?

    When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot and Hastings had met Amelia at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier that summer where a rose had been named after the great detective. Poirot hurries to Ameila's home where his new found interest in gardening pays off when he spots something fishy in Amelia's garden border.

    • 51 Minutes

    When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot and Hastings had met Amelia at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier that summer where a rose had been named after the great detective. Poirot hurries to Ameila's home where his new found interest in gardening pays off when he spots something fishy in Amelia's garden border.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 25

    Poirot, Collection 2: Double Clue

    For the first time in his life the genius Belgian detective, normally impervious to womanly wiles, falls in love. The object of his unaccustomed affection is a beautiful Russian, the Countess Vera Rossakoff, whom Poirot meets during his investigation into four high society jewel robberies. While Poirot's attention is captivated by the Countess, Hastings and Miss Lemon pursue their own misguided inquiries into the crimes.

    • 49 Minutes

    For the first time in his life the genius Belgian detective, normally impervious to womanly wiles, falls in love. The object of his unaccustomed affection is a beautiful Russian, the Countess Vera Rossakoff, whom Poirot meets during his investigation into four high society jewel robberies. While Poirot's attention is captivated by the Countess, Hastings and Miss Lemon pursue their own misguided inquiries into the crimes.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 26

    Poirot, Collection 2: Wasps Nest

    On a visit to a garden fete with Poirot and Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery in a picture whilst experimenting with a new camera. The Belgian sleuth is soon caught up in a tale of jealousy, revenge and wasps while Japp ends up in hospital with appendicitis.

    • 51 Minutes

    On a visit to a garden fete with Poirot and Inspector Japp, Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery in a picture whilst experimenting with a new camera. The Belgian sleuth is soon caught up in a tale of jealousy, revenge and wasps while Japp ends up in hospital with appendicitis.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 27

    Poirot, Collection 3: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest

    On a visit to the opera Poirot is approached by Lady Chatterton who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by her jealous husband. Edward Clayton is suspicious about a relationship between Marguerite and the handsome Major Rich. At a party thrown by Rich the grizzly discovery is made of Edward Clayton's body in a large ornate chest. Is the Major guilty? Only Poirot is able to uncover the truth.

    • 51 Minutes

    On a visit to the opera Poirot is approached by Lady Chatterton who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by her jealous husband. Edward Clayton is suspicious about a relationship between Marguerite and the handsome Major Rich. At a party thrown by Rich the grizzly discovery is made of Edward Clayton's body in a large ornate chest. Is the Major guilty? Only Poirot is able to uncover the truth.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 28

    Poirot, Collection 3: The Affair At Victory Ball

    The detective is asked to attend a masquerade ball and advised to come as someone famous - so he decides to go as himself. During the party, Lord Cornshaw is murdered and only a fragment of a costume is left to help Poirot unmask the killer.

    • 50 Minutes

    The detective is asked to attend a masquerade ball and advised to come as someone famous - so he decides to go as himself. During the party, Lord Cornshaw is murdered and only a fragment of a costume is left to help Poirot unmask the killer.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 29

    Poirot, Collection 3: The Theft of the Royal Ruby

    In a London restaurant a drunken young prince staggers after his female companion who has stolen his priceless ruby. Poirot is briefed by the Foreign Office about the theft of the gem belonging to the petulant heir to the King of Egypt. Persuaded to take on the case in the national interest, Poirot is told he must spend Christmas at the home of one of the only people who knows about the precious stone - Egyptologist Colonel Lacey.

    • 46 Minutes

    In a London restaurant a drunken young prince staggers after his female companion who has stolen his priceless ruby. Poirot is briefed by the Foreign Office about the theft of the gem belonging to the petulant heir to the King of Egypt. Persuaded to take on the case in the national interest, Poirot is told he must spend Christmas at the home of one of the only people who knows about the precious stone - Egyptologist Colonel Lacey.

    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 30

    Poirot, Collection 3: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge

    Hastings is invited to a grouse shoot which goes disastrously wrong when Archie Havering swings his gun too far around. With everyone in low spirits, the party begins to break up. Later that evening, a mystery figure arrives at Hunter's Lodge and murders Roger Havering in his gun room. Having taken to his bed at the local hotel with a high temperature, Poirot shakes off his illness to find the cold blooded murderer.

    • 50 Minutes

    Hastings is invited to a grouse shoot which goes disastrously wrong when Archie Havering swings his gun too far around. With everyone in low spirits, the party begins to break up. Later that evening, a mystery figure arrives at Hunter's Lodge and murders Roger Havering in his gun room. Having taken to his bed at the local hotel with a high temperature, Poirot shakes off his illness to find the cold blooded murderer.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 31

    Poirot, Collection 3: The Abc Murders

    A is for Andover, the town where Mrs Ascher is found battered to death. B is for Bexhill, where Betty Barnard is strangled. C is for Churston, the tiny Devonshire village where Sir Carmichael Clarke is murdered. Beside each body lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide - open at the relevant page. The police are baffled. But the murderer has already made a grave mistake. He has challenged Hercule Poirot to unmask him.

    • 1 Hour 41 Minutes

    A is for Andover, the town where Mrs Ascher is found battered to death. B is for Bexhill, where Betty Barnard is strangled. C is for Churston, the tiny Devonshire village where Sir Carmichael Clarke is murdered. Beside each body lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide - open at the relevant page. The police are baffled. But the murderer has already made a grave mistake. He has challenged Hercule Poirot to unmask him.

    • 1 Hour 41 Minutes
    • Episode 32

    Poirot, Collection 3: One Two Buckle My Shoe

    Poirot investigates the murder of his dentist - who is found shot in his own surgery. Suspects include an unpleasant Greek, a rich banker and an actress with a broken buckle on her shoe. But nothing is what it seems, as Poirot discovers when he begins to unravel the case.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    Poirot investigates the murder of his dentist - who is found shot in his own surgery. Suspects include an unpleasant Greek, a rich banker and an actress with a broken buckle on her shoe. But nothing is what it seems, as Poirot discovers when he begins to unravel the case.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 33

    Poirot, Collection 3: Death in The Clouds

    A particularly ingenious murder is committed on the noon flight from Paris to London. Poirot is on board, but unfortunately he's asleep when the killing takes place. It becomes a matter of pride for him to track down the murderer. Returning to Paris, he discovers his chief suspect is a mysterious American - all the more mysterious because there wasn't an American on board.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    A particularly ingenious murder is committed on the noon flight from Paris to London. Poirot is on board, but unfortunately he's asleep when the killing takes place. It becomes a matter of pride for him to track down the murderer. Returning to Paris, he discovers his chief suspect is a mysterious American - all the more mysterious because there wasn't an American on board.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 34

    Poirot, Collection 4: The Adventures of the Egyptian Tomb

    Against the advice of his companions, when archaeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-Her-Ra's tomb in the valley of the Kings, he smashes it open to reveal the treasures within. Seconds later he suffers a fatal heart attack. Lady Willard appoints Poirot to investigate but, alarmingly, almost everyone connected with the discovery begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra is cursed?

    • 50 Minutes

    Against the advice of his companions, when archaeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-Her-Ra's tomb in the valley of the Kings, he smashes it open to reveal the treasures within. Seconds later he suffers a fatal heart attack. Lady Willard appoints Poirot to investigate but, alarmingly, almost everyone connected with the discovery begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra is cursed?

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 35

    Poirot, Collection 4: The Underdog

    After a mystery fire at his factory, businessman Sir Rueben Astwell decides to file the details of his newly discovered compound at home. Astwell's ambitions to cash in on the possible war with Germany are thwarted when he is bludgeoned to death in his study. Despite failed attempts to hypnotise Poirot, Miss Lemon's new skill helps to solve this baffling case of murder and revenge - as well as helping Hastings to achieve a hole-in-one on the golf course.

    • 51 Minutes

    After a mystery fire at his factory, businessman Sir Rueben Astwell decides to file the details of his newly discovered compound at home. Astwell's ambitions to cash in on the possible war with Germany are thwarted when he is bludgeoned to death in his study. Despite failed attempts to hypnotise Poirot, Miss Lemon's new skill helps to solve this baffling case of murder and revenge - as well as helping Hastings to achieve a hole-in-one on the golf course.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 36

    Poirot, Collection 4: Yellow Iris

    Hastings tells Poirot about a new restaurant opening in London which has the same name as one Poirot visited two years ago in Buenos Aires. A yellow iris arrives with the post, which further reminds Poirot of his trip. Iris, one of his dinner companions in Buenos Aires, was murdered and Poirot was unceremoniously deported before he could investigate. Could the mysterious arrival of the flower be a request for Poirot to pick up the case again?

    • 50 Minutes

    Hastings tells Poirot about a new restaurant opening in London which has the same name as one Poirot visited two years ago in Buenos Aires. A yellow iris arrives with the post, which further reminds Poirot of his trip. Iris, one of his dinner companions in Buenos Aires, was murdered and Poirot was unceremoniously deported before he could investigate. Could the mysterious arrival of the flower be a request for Poirot to pick up the case again?

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 37

    Poirot, Collection 4: Case of the Missing Will

    When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, Poirot decides that there are several motives for his possible murder. Before he died, Marsh asked Poirot to be executor of his new will in which he left his entire estate to his ward Violet. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears.

    • 51 Minutes

    When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, Poirot decides that there are several motives for his possible murder. Before he died, Marsh asked Poirot to be executor of his new will in which he left his entire estate to his ward Violet. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears.

    • 51 Minutes
    • Episode 38

    Poirot, Collection 4: Adventures of the Italian Nobleman

    Captain Hastings finally decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr Vizzini's showroom. He is completing the order form when a dubious character arrives at the showroom with the message that Vizzini's time is up. Time is also up for another of Vizzini's compatriots when Count Foscatini, a neighbour of one of Poirot's friends, is found murdered. The case seems to lack a motive, until Miss Lemon's love life throws up a clue.

    • 50 Minutes

    Captain Hastings finally decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr Vizzini's showroom. He is completing the order form when a dubious character arrives at the showroom with the message that Vizzini's time is up. Time is also up for another of Vizzini's compatriots when Count Foscatini, a neighbour of one of Poirot's friends, is found murdered. The case seems to lack a motive, until Miss Lemon's love life throws up a clue.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 39

    Poirot, Collection 4: The Chocolate Box

    Accompanied by Poirot, Inspector Japp is visiting Brussels where he is to receive the 'Branche d'Or' for his services to Belgium. A remark of Commissaire de Police Chantalier brings back memories of a case which Poirot 'failed' to solve over 20 years ago. The very notion is plainly ridiculous - and Poirot amusedly turns over in his mind the fascinating story of the liberal politician and his fateful chocolate box.

    • 50 Minutes

    Accompanied by Poirot, Inspector Japp is visiting Brussels where he is to receive the 'Branche d'Or' for his services to Belgium. A remark of Commissaire de Police Chantalier brings back memories of a case which Poirot 'failed' to solve over 20 years ago. The very notion is plainly ridiculous - and Poirot amusedly turns over in his mind the fascinating story of the liberal politician and his fateful chocolate box.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 40

    Poirot, Collection 4: Dead Man's Mirror

    Poirot is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix who asks Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded - offering him the mirror as a fee. Poirot travels down to Chevenix's house, but, before he can begin the fraud investigation, his client is found shot dead and his 'fee' shattered into a thousand pieces. A note beside the body which reads simply 'sorry' is Poirot's only obvious piece of evidence.

    • 50 Minutes

    Poirot is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix who asks Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded - offering him the mirror as a fee. Poirot travels down to Chevenix's house, but, before he can begin the fraud investigation, his client is found shot dead and his 'fee' shattered into a thousand pieces. A note beside the body which reads simply 'sorry' is Poirot's only obvious piece of evidence.

    • 50 Minutes
    • Episode 41

    Poirot, Collection 4: Jewel Robbery At the Grand Met

    Under orders from his doctor, Poirot is taking a holiday in Brighton on the south coast of England. His arrival coincides with the opening of a new production of 'Pearls Before Swine'. Leading lady Margaret Opalson wears a magnificent pearl necklace for her stage role which once belonged to the Russian royal family. When the necklace is stolen, Poirot feels obliged to break his holiday and recover the gem.

    • 49 Minutes

    Under orders from his doctor, Poirot is taking a holiday in Brighton on the south coast of England. His arrival coincides with the opening of a new production of 'Pearls Before Swine'. Leading lady Margaret Opalson wears a magnificent pearl necklace for her stage role which once belonged to the Russian royal family. When the necklace is stolen, Poirot feels obliged to break his holiday and recover the gem.

    • 49 Minutes
    • Episode 42

    Poirot, Collection 4: Hickory Dickory Dock

    Petty thefts are followed by brutal murders at a student hostel in Hickory Road. Even the ingenious 'little grey cells' of Poirot's mind find the circumstances difficult to comprehend. What is the significance of the slashed rucksack, the stolen light bulbs and the lethal morphene tartrate which is substituted for an unsuspecting student's sleeping powder? Only a small mouse bears witness to the ruthless activities of a murderer prepared to go any lengths to conceal the deadly past.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    Petty thefts are followed by brutal murders at a student hostel in Hickory Road. Even the ingenious 'little grey cells' of Poirot's mind find the circumstances difficult to comprehend. What is the significance of the slashed rucksack, the stolen light bulbs and the lethal morphene tartrate which is substituted for an unsuspecting student's sleeping powder? Only a small mouse bears witness to the ruthless activities of a murderer prepared to go any lengths to conceal the deadly past.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 43

    Poirot, Collection 4: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Poirot is asked to spend Christmas with Simeon Lee at his Gorston Hall home. Lee has received six diamonds from his museum in South Africa and believes that his life is in danger. As an unexpected guest among Lee's family members, Poirot is soon on hand when Lee is found lying in a pool of blood. His throat has been cut and the diamonds stolen.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    Poirot is asked to spend Christmas with Simeon Lee at his Gorston Hall home. Lee has received six diamonds from his museum in South Africa and believes that his life is in danger. As an unexpected guest among Lee's family members, Poirot is soon on hand when Lee is found lying in a pool of blood. His throat has been cut and the diamonds stolen.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 44

    Poirot, Collection 4: Murder On the Links

    Whilst holidaying in the French seaside resort of Deauville, Poirot and Hastings are called upon by Deauville resident Paul Renauld who claims he's being defrauded by Chileans. The situation becomes sinister when Renauld is abducted and his wife is left bound and gagged in their bedroom. Renauld's body is then found buried in a new golf bunker. Leading French detective, Giraud challenges Poirot to a competition to see who can catch the killer first and Poirot finds his time is running out.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    Whilst holidaying in the French seaside resort of Deauville, Poirot and Hastings are called upon by Deauville resident Paul Renauld who claims he's being defrauded by Chileans. The situation becomes sinister when Renauld is abducted and his wife is left bound and gagged in their bedroom. Renauld's body is then found buried in a new golf bunker. Leading French detective, Giraud challenges Poirot to a competition to see who can catch the killer first and Poirot finds his time is running out.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 45

    Poirot, Collection 4: Dumb Witness

    Mystical premonitions, family inheritance and suspicious murders ruin Poirot's plans to go and watch a friend of Hastings' attempt to break the world water speed record. The Tripp sisters' supernatural warnings and Poirot's advice to change her will, fail to prevent the murder of Emily Arundel. Poirot must reflect on which member of the family poisoned the medicine. Bob, the terrier dog, is the only one who knows who the murderer really is.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes

    Mystical premonitions, family inheritance and suspicious murders ruin Poirot's plans to go and watch a friend of Hastings' attempt to break the world water speed record. The Tripp sisters' supernatural warnings and Poirot's advice to change her will, fail to prevent the murder of Emily Arundel. Poirot must reflect on which member of the family poisoned the medicine. Bob, the terrier dog, is the only one who knows who the murderer really is.

    • 1 Hour 42 Minutes
    • Episode 46

    Poirot, Collection 5: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Hercule Poirot has recently retired to the picturesque village of Kings Abbott England - indulging in his new pursuit of growing marrows. Life does not remain quiet for very long for the famed Belgian detective. Poirot's old friend, wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd, is murdered in his own study at home. Poirot's legendary 'little grey cells' are reactivated and he is reunited with his old partner in crime-solving Chief Inspector Japp. Everyone in Ackroyd's household falls under Poirot's scrutiny, from his sister-in-law to the butler Parker. No one can explain the sudden disappearance of young Ralph, who had the most to gain from the death of his adoptive father. Poirot and Japp expose a tangled web of blackmail, envy and murder as out of place in a country village as Ackroyd's inferno of a factory. It is enough to convince Poirot to move back to London.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot has recently retired to the picturesque village of Kings Abbott England - indulging in his new pursuit of growing marrows. Life does not remain quiet for very long for the famed Belgian detective. Poirot's old friend, wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd, is murdered in his own study at home. Poirot's legendary 'little grey cells' are reactivated and he is reunited with his old partner in crime-solving Chief Inspector Japp. Everyone in Ackroyd's household falls under Poirot's scrutiny, from his sister-in-law to the butler Parker. No one can explain the sudden disappearance of young Ralph, who had the most to gain from the death of his adoptive father. Poirot and Japp expose a tangled web of blackmail, envy and murder as out of place in a country village as Ackroyd's inferno of a factory. It is enough to convince Poirot to move back to London.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes
    • Episode 47

    Poirot, Collection 5: Lord Edgware Dies

    When Lord Edgware mysteriously dies there is a long list of shifty-looking suspects - including the butler. Poirot has his work cut out to unmask the murderer. Lord Edgware was a brute and hated by many, including his beautiful actress wife Jane. She claims she visited him on the night of his murder, but witnesses place her somewhere else at the same time. How could this be? Unearthing the killer is harder, not least because Poirot's 'leetle grey cells' are focused on the woman and not the crime.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes

    When Lord Edgware mysteriously dies there is a long list of shifty-looking suspects - including the butler. Poirot has his work cut out to unmask the murderer. Lord Edgware was a brute and hated by many, including his beautiful actress wife Jane. She claims she visited him on the night of his murder, but witnesses place her somewhere else at the same time. How could this be? Unearthing the killer is harder, not least because Poirot's 'leetle grey cells' are focused on the woman and not the crime.

    • 1 Hour 39 Minutes
    • Episode 48

    Poirot, Collection 5: Evil Under The Sun

    Murder mystery based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Poirot takes a holiday at a stylish Devon hotel, only to find himself in the middle of another mystery when a guest is found murdered. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband and several other guests, and Poirot is forced to use all his powers of observation and human insight in order to solve the complex case.

    • 1 Hour 38 Minutes

    Murder mystery based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Poirot takes a holiday at a stylish Devon hotel, only to find himself in the middle of another mystery when a guest is found murdered. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband and several other guests, and Poirot is forced to use all his powers of observation and human insight in order to solve the complex case.

    • 1 Hour 38 Minutes
    • Episode 49

    Poirot, Collection 5: Murder in Mesopotamia

    While accompanying his friend Hastings to a dig in Iraq, Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of an archaeologist's wife. The victim, Mrs. Leidner, had been receiving threatening letters signed by her first husband who was known to have been killed in a train wreck. Did he survive? Was it his younger brother who was avenging his memory? Did Miss Johnson get rid of her rival for her employer's affections? Did Richard Carey kill the woman he publically announces that he hates? Is the French priest really who he pretends to be? How many deaths will occur before Poirot unmasks the murderer?

    • 1 Hour 38 Minutes

    While accompanying his friend Hastings to a dig in Iraq, Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of an archaeologist's wife. The victim, Mrs. Leidner, had been receiving threatening letters signed by her first husband who was known to have been killed in a train wreck. Did he survive? Was it his younger brother who was avenging his memory? Did Miss Johnson get rid of her rival for her employer's affections? Did Richard Carey kill the woman he publically announces that he hates? Is the French priest really who he pretends to be? How many deaths will occur before Poirot unmasks the murderer?

    • 1 Hour 38 Minutes
    • Episode 50

    Poirot, Collection 5: Death On the Nile

    Set on board a Nile cruise where, against Poirot's advice, a heartbroken Jacqueline De Bellefort has joined the trip to stalk her former fiance and his new heiress wife. When the unfortunate heiress is found shot in the head, Jackie has the perfect alibi. She was locked in her cabin for attacking her ex-love. Poirot suspects one of the other passengers may have had a grudge against the victim. The tension rises as more bodies are found. Also starring Emma Griffiths Malin, Judy Parfitt, James Fox and Barbara Flynn.

    • 1 Hour 37 Minutes

    Set on board a Nile cruise where, against Poirot's advice, a heartbroken Jacqueline De Bellefort has joined the trip to stalk her former fiance and his new heiress wife. When the unfortunate heiress is found shot in the head, Jackie has the perfect alibi. She was locked in her cabin for attacking her ex-love. Poirot suspects one of the other passengers may have had a grudge against the victim. The tension rises as more bodies are found. Also starring Emma Griffiths Malin, Judy Parfitt, James Fox and Barbara Flynn.

    • 1 Hour 37 Minutes
    • Episode 51

    Poirot, Collection 5: Five Little Pigs

    Hercule Poirot brings a fresh perspective to a notorious 14 year old murder case. Caroline Crane was hanged for the murder of her flamboyant artist husband in an apparent crime of passion after he flaunted yet another extra-marital affair. Their 21 year old daughter returns from Canada, having just learned the truth about her parents. She persuades Poirot to re-examine the case, but the original witnesses to the crime are not so keen to dig up the past. Also starring Rachael Stirling, Aiden Gillen, Toby Stephens, Gemma Jones and Marc Warren.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot brings a fresh perspective to a notorious 14 year old murder case. Caroline Crane was hanged for the murder of her flamboyant artist husband in an apparent crime of passion after he flaunted yet another extra-marital affair. Their 21 year old daughter returns from Canada, having just learned the truth about her parents. She persuades Poirot to re-examine the case, but the original witnesses to the crime are not so keen to dig up the past. Also starring Rachael Stirling, Aiden Gillen, Toby Stephens, Gemma Jones and Marc Warren.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 52

    Poirot, Collection 5: The Hollow

    Poirot is at the centre of a bizarre murder game during a country house weekend. Fascinated by the strange behaviour and relationships of the Angkatell family, Poirot takes the chance to spend a weekend at their home. Events take a sinister twist when the family stages a murder tableau. As Poirot attempts to conceal his annoyance at their game he is horrified to discover that the 'victim' John Christow really has been shot. Prime suspect for the murder of the handsome, charismatic doctor is his plain and docile wife Gerda. As Poirot investigates further, he discovers everyone in the house had a reason to want Christow dead. Also starring Jonathan Cake, Edward Fox and Sarah Miles.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Poirot is at the centre of a bizarre murder game during a country house weekend. Fascinated by the strange behaviour and relationships of the Angkatell family, Poirot takes the chance to spend a weekend at their home. Events take a sinister twist when the family stages a murder tableau. As Poirot attempts to conceal his annoyance at their game he is horrified to discover that the 'victim' John Christow really has been shot. Prime suspect for the murder of the handsome, charismatic doctor is his plain and docile wife Gerda. As Poirot investigates further, he discovers everyone in the house had a reason to want Christow dead. Also starring Jonathan Cake, Edward Fox and Sarah Miles.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 53

    Poirot, Collection 5: Sad Cypress

    Tense murder mystery with Hercule Poirot racing against the clock to save the life of a young woman convicted of double murder. As Poirot watches the judge sentence socialite Elinor Carlisle to death for poisoning both her aunt and her rival in love Mary, he can't help feeling something's wrong. Despite all the evidence against her, it's possible that one tiny clue might prove Elinor's innocence. Poirot is just the man to find it. Also starring Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Diana Quick, Kelly Reilly, Paul McGann and Rupert Penry-Jones.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Tense murder mystery with Hercule Poirot racing against the clock to save the life of a young woman convicted of double murder. As Poirot watches the judge sentence socialite Elinor Carlisle to death for poisoning both her aunt and her rival in love Mary, he can't help feeling something's wrong. Despite all the evidence against her, it's possible that one tiny clue might prove Elinor's innocence. Poirot is just the man to find it. Also starring Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Diana Quick, Kelly Reilly, Paul McGann and Rupert Penry-Jones.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 54

    Poirot, Collection 6: Mystery of the Blue Train

    Poirot journeys on the renowned Blue Train to the French Riviera alongside a fascinating mixture of characters including the beautiful daughter of American oil magnate Rufus Van Aldin and the charming Katherine, newly wealthy thanks to an unexpected inheritance. The body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered just as the train reaches its destination, and Poirot must investigate the past to reveal the killer. Starring Elliott Gould, Lindsay Duncan, Roger Lloyd Pack, James D'Arcy and Josette Simon.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    Poirot journeys on the renowned Blue Train to the French Riviera alongside a fascinating mixture of characters including the beautiful daughter of American oil magnate Rufus Van Aldin and the charming Katherine, newly wealthy thanks to an unexpected inheritance. The body of a brutally murdered woman is discovered just as the train reaches its destination, and Poirot must investigate the past to reveal the killer. Starring Elliott Gould, Lindsay Duncan, Roger Lloyd Pack, James D'Arcy and Josette Simon.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 55

    Poirot, Collection 6: After the Funeral

    Hercule Poirot's famous powers of deduction are called on following the death of Richard Abernethie, head of the somewhat dysfunctional Abernethie clan. As the family gather for the reading of Richard's will, Abernethie's sister Cora blurts out her belief that he was murdered. Poirot assumes he is travelling by train across the country to interrogate Cora about her bombshell, but on the day after the funeral Cora herself is hacked to death by an intruder. The family's solicitor Entwhistle asks him to investigate not just Richard's death, but the mysterious demise just 24 hours after his cremation of his younger sister.

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot's famous powers of deduction are called on following the death of Richard Abernethie, head of the somewhat dysfunctional Abernethie clan. As the family gather for the reading of Richard's will, Abernethie's sister Cora blurts out her belief that he was murdered. Poirot assumes he is travelling by train across the country to interrogate Cora about her bombshell, but on the day after the funeral Cora herself is hacked to death by an intruder. The family's solicitor Entwhistle asks him to investigate not just Richard's death, but the mysterious demise just 24 hours after his cremation of his younger sister.

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 56

    Poirot, Collection 6: Cards On the Table

    Poirot faces an intriguing challenge after he accepts an invitation to the fabulous home of a flamboyant socialite. His wealthy and exotic host Shaitana, a man fascinated by murder, has assembled an eclectic mix of guests who embark on an enjoyable evening of card playing. But the party turns into a murder investigation when Shaitana is found dead. The four invited investigators - including Poirot himself - look for clues in the cards as they set out to discover which guest is the killer. Starring Zoë Wanamaker, Alexander Siddig, Robert Pugh and Lesley Manville.

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Poirot faces an intriguing challenge after he accepts an invitation to the fabulous home of a flamboyant socialite. His wealthy and exotic host Shaitana, a man fascinated by murder, has assembled an eclectic mix of guests who embark on an enjoyable evening of card playing. But the party turns into a murder investigation when Shaitana is found dead. The four invited investigators - including Poirot himself - look for clues in the cards as they set out to discover which guest is the killer. Starring Zoë Wanamaker, Alexander Siddig, Robert Pugh and Lesley Manville.

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 57

    Poirot, Collection 6: Taken At the Flood

    When a stranger is found murdered at Warmsley Vale, the Cloade family ask for Poirot's help to find out if the dead man was Rosaleen Cloade's first husband. The Cloades have been suffering financially since Rosaleen married their uncle Gordon, and if they could prove the marriage was bigamous then they could inherit Gordon's fortune.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes

    When a stranger is found murdered at Warmsley Vale, the Cloade family ask for Poirot's help to find out if the dead man was Rosaleen Cloade's first husband. The Cloades have been suffering financially since Rosaleen married their uncle Gordon, and if they could prove the marriage was bigamous then they could inherit Gordon's fortune.

    • 1 Hour 33 Minutes
    • Episode 58

    Poirot, Collection 7: Mrs. McGinty's Dead

    Poirot (David Suchet) takes on his toughest challenge yet as he races to prove a convicted killer is innocent. Mrs McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger James Bentley (Joe Absolom – Vincent) is sentenced to hang for the murder. Superintendent Spence (Richard Hope – The Shellseekers) is convinced the evidence was just too obvious and asks his old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. As Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker – My Family) to save Bentley from the gallows, he doesn’t realise his own life is in danger. The cast also includes Amanda Root (The Forsyte Saga), Paul Rhys (Vincent & Theo), Simon Shepherd (Warriors) and Siân Phillips (Ivanhoe).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Poirot (David Suchet) takes on his toughest challenge yet as he races to prove a convicted killer is innocent. Mrs McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger James Bentley (Joe Absolom – Vincent) is sentenced to hang for the murder. Superintendent Spence (Richard Hope – The Shellseekers) is convinced the evidence was just too obvious and asks his old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. As Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker – My Family) to save Bentley from the gallows, he doesn’t realise his own life is in danger. The cast also includes Amanda Root (The Forsyte Saga), Paul Rhys (Vincent & Theo), Simon Shepherd (Warriors) and Siân Phillips (Ivanhoe).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 59

    Poirot, Collection 7: Cat Amongst the Pigeons

    Agatha Christie's much loved detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet – Dracula; Henry VIII) tackles an intriguing and dangerous murder case involving international espionage, a middle-Eastern revolution and a missing princess. The surviving heir to a middle-Eastern throne is hidden away from revolutionaries in a small English girl's school, but when – one by one – teachers are found murdered, it seems the school may not be such a safe haven for the princess after all. The impressive cast also includes Harriet Walter (Atonement), Anton Lesser (Miss Potter), Natasha Little (Vanity Fair), Claire Skinner (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and Susan Woolridge (The Jewel In The Crown).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Agatha Christie's much loved detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet – Dracula; Henry VIII) tackles an intriguing and dangerous murder case involving international espionage, a middle-Eastern revolution and a missing princess. The surviving heir to a middle-Eastern throne is hidden away from revolutionaries in a small English girl's school, but when – one by one – teachers are found murdered, it seems the school may not be such a safe haven for the princess after all. The impressive cast also includes Harriet Walter (Atonement), Anton Lesser (Miss Potter), Natasha Little (Vanity Fair), Claire Skinner (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and Susan Woolridge (The Jewel In The Crown).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 60

    Poirot, Collection 7: Third Girl

    Celebrated Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is joined by crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker – My Family; Harry Potter) as he attempts to prove the innocence of a Norma Restarick (Jemima Rooper – Lost In Austen), a young girl accused of murder. The mystery stretches back 18 years to the suicide of Norma's mother, but as the plot unravels, Poirot discovers that the solution hinges on a shocking revelation. Also starring Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), James Wilby (Gosford Park) and Haydn Gwynne (Rome).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Celebrated Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is joined by crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker – My Family; Harry Potter) as he attempts to prove the innocence of a Norma Restarick (Jemima Rooper – Lost In Austen), a young girl accused of murder. The mystery stretches back 18 years to the suicide of Norma's mother, but as the plot unravels, Poirot discovers that the solution hinges on a shocking revelation. Also starring Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), James Wilby (Gosford Park) and Haydn Gwynne (Rome).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 61

    Poirot, Collection 7: Appointment With the Dead

    Holidaying in Syria, celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot (David Suchet – Dracula; Henry VIII) is drawn to the murder of Lady Boynton (Cheryl Campbell – Lewis), wife of the eccentric English archaeologist Lord Greville Boynton (Tim Curry – Rocky Horror Picture Show), while on an archaeological dig. Each of the suspects has a motive for killing the despised victim, but only Poirot knows which of them arranged her demise. The impressive cast also features John Hannah (Cold Blood), Mark Gatiss (The League Of Gentlemen), Elizabeth McGovern (Casino Royale), Christina Cole (Hex), Paul Freeman (Monarch Of The Glen), and Tom Riley (Marple).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes

    Holidaying in Syria, celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot (David Suchet – Dracula; Henry VIII) is drawn to the murder of Lady Boynton (Cheryl Campbell – Lewis), wife of the eccentric English archaeologist Lord Greville Boynton (Tim Curry – Rocky Horror Picture Show), while on an archaeological dig. Each of the suspects has a motive for killing the despised victim, but only Poirot knows which of them arranged her demise. The impressive cast also features John Hannah (Cold Blood), Mark Gatiss (The League Of Gentlemen), Elizabeth McGovern (Casino Royale), Christina Cole (Hex), Paul Freeman (Monarch Of The Glen), and Tom Riley (Marple).

    • 1 Hour 32 Minutes
    • Episode 62

    Poirot, Collection 8: Clocks

    Lieutenant Colin Race is investigating the death of two navy personnel when a distraught Sheila Webb runs out of 19 Wilbraham Crescent and into his arms. Poirot arrives in Dover to help Colin determine if Sheila is responsible for the murder of the middle-aged man found stabbed on the sitting room floor.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    Lieutenant Colin Race is investigating the death of two navy personnel when a distraught Sheila Webb runs out of 19 Wilbraham Crescent and into his arms. Poirot arrives in Dover to help Colin determine if Sheila is responsible for the murder of the middle-aged man found stabbed on the sitting room floor.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 63

    Poirot, Collection 8: Three Act Tragedy

    Poirot attends a dinner party hosted by his friend, retired actor Sir Charles Cartwright, and finds himself a witness to murder. A local clergyman chokes to death on his cocktail, but Poirot cannot determine how foul play occurred, since almost any one of the guests might have taken the lethal glass. He cannot find a trace of poison or an obvious motive for murder among the guests, who include an enigmatic ingenue, an inquisitive playwright and doctor Sir Bartholomew Strange. But weeks later, Strange chokes to death at his own dinner party - which boasts many of the same guests. This time a mortuary report confirms that Strange was poisoned - and there seem to be plenty of people who wished him ill. Could the missing butler, mysterious telephone message or secret tunnel have a bearing on the case? It takes another death before the impossibility of the first murder begins to make sense. Can Poirot and his little grey cells tie all the evidence together and reveal the killer?

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    Poirot attends a dinner party hosted by his friend, retired actor Sir Charles Cartwright, and finds himself a witness to murder. A local clergyman chokes to death on his cocktail, but Poirot cannot determine how foul play occurred, since almost any one of the guests might have taken the lethal glass. He cannot find a trace of poison or an obvious motive for murder among the guests, who include an enigmatic ingenue, an inquisitive playwright and doctor Sir Bartholomew Strange. But weeks later, Strange chokes to death at his own dinner party - which boasts many of the same guests. This time a mortuary report confirms that Strange was poisoned - and there seem to be plenty of people who wished him ill. Could the missing butler, mysterious telephone message or secret tunnel have a bearing on the case? It takes another death before the impossibility of the first murder begins to make sense. Can Poirot and his little grey cells tie all the evidence together and reveal the killer?

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 64

    Poirot, Collection 8: Hallowe'en Party

    Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth is called in by an old friend to investigate a drowning, only to uncover a series of mysterious deaths. Novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe'en party in Woodleigh Common. During the spooky festivities, she hears young Joyce Reynolds boast of having witnessed a murder years before. The story is heard by everyone present, including her brother, hostess Rowena Drake and the local vicar. Later that evening, Joyce is found drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket, and Ariadne calls in her old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. Although the local police do not take Joyce's claim seriously, Poirot soon uncovers a series of strange deaths in the village, and realises that Joyce could have seen any of them. Then another child is found drowned. Can Poirot solve the mystery and prevent any further tragedies?

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth is called in by an old friend to investigate a drowning, only to uncover a series of mysterious deaths. Novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe'en party in Woodleigh Common. During the spooky festivities, she hears young Joyce Reynolds boast of having witnessed a murder years before. The story is heard by everyone present, including her brother, hostess Rowena Drake and the local vicar. Later that evening, Joyce is found drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket, and Ariadne calls in her old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. Although the local police do not take Joyce's claim seriously, Poirot soon uncovers a series of strange deaths in the village, and realises that Joyce could have seen any of them. Then another child is found drowned. Can Poirot solve the mystery and prevent any further tragedies?

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 65

    Poirot, Collection 8: Murder On the Orient Express

    Hercule Poirot is visiting Istanbul, having solved a complex case for the British Army, when he witnesses an act of brutal justice on the streets. Relieved when a new case calls him back to London, Poirot's old acquaintance Xavier Bouc, who is director of the Orient Express, secures him a last minute ticket. Among the eclectic range of passengers are Princess Dragomiroff and her nervous maid Hildegarde Schmidt, English governess Mary Debenham and Swedish missionary Greta Ohlsson. During the journey Poirot is approached by ruthless American businessman Samuel Ratchett who offers him ten thousand dollars to watch his back, but Poirot refuses. Could Ratchett be fearful of the Italian Antonio Foscarelli, English Colonel John Arbuthnot, pushy American Mrs Hubbard or Hungarian diplomat Count Andrenyi and his wife? Poirot awakes the following morning to find the train stuck in a snowdrift and Ratchett dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    Hercule Poirot is visiting Istanbul, having solved a complex case for the British Army, when he witnesses an act of brutal justice on the streets. Relieved when a new case calls him back to London, Poirot's old acquaintance Xavier Bouc, who is director of the Orient Express, secures him a last minute ticket. Among the eclectic range of passengers are Princess Dragomiroff and her nervous maid Hildegarde Schmidt, English governess Mary Debenham and Swedish missionary Greta Ohlsson. During the journey Poirot is approached by ruthless American businessman Samuel Ratchett who offers him ten thousand dollars to watch his back, but Poirot refuses. Could Ratchett be fearful of the Italian Antonio Foscarelli, English Colonel John Arbuthnot, pushy American Mrs Hubbard or Hungarian diplomat Count Andrenyi and his wife? Poirot awakes the following morning to find the train stuck in a snowdrift and Ratchett dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 66

    Poirot, Collection 9: Elephants Can Remember

    After the gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist, Poirot finds himself crossing cases with his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. They both delve into the past to uncover the truth behind two mysterious deaths years ago which are inspiring the vengeful present-day killer whom Poirot is hunting.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    After the gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist, Poirot finds himself crossing cases with his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. They both delve into the past to uncover the truth behind two mysterious deaths years ago which are inspiring the vengeful present-day killer whom Poirot is hunting.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 67

    Poirot, Collection 9: The Big Four

    Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran reprise their iconic roles as Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon alongside David Suchet as the legendary Hercule Poirot in The Big Four. Poirot is plunged into a world of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love, set against the backdrop of the impending World War II.

    • 1 Hour 27 Minutes

    Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran reprise their iconic roles as Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon alongside David Suchet as the legendary Hercule Poirot in The Big Four. Poirot is plunged into a world of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love, set against the backdrop of the impending World War II.

    • 1 Hour 27 Minutes
    • Episode 68

    Poirot, Collection 9: Dead Man's Folly

    Poirot is summoned by friend Ariadne Oliver to Nasse House in Devon to help solve a murder before it has even taken place. Commissioned to stage a fictional murder hunt at the Nasse House fête, Ariadne believes mysterious forces are at play and that there is going to be a murder. On the day of the fête, fiction and reality collide when Ariadne’s ‘murder victim’ Marlene becomes an actual murder victim. A perplexed Poirot attempts to unravel the lies and deceits at play in the seemingly beautiful surroundings of Nasse.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes

    Poirot is summoned by friend Ariadne Oliver to Nasse House in Devon to help solve a murder before it has even taken place. Commissioned to stage a fictional murder hunt at the Nasse House fête, Ariadne believes mysterious forces are at play and that there is going to be a murder. On the day of the fête, fiction and reality collide when Ariadne’s ‘murder victim’ Marlene becomes an actual murder victim. A perplexed Poirot attempts to unravel the lies and deceits at play in the seemingly beautiful surroundings of Nasse.

    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • Episode 69

    Poirot, Collection 9: The Labour of Hercules

    Following a vicious murder, Poirot, feeling responsible, falls in to a deep depression. Doctor Burton does all he can to revive the detective’s spirits. However it is the desperate plea of a lonely chauffeur to find his missing true love, which eventually makes Poirot feel he can return to work. The quest to find Burton’s soul mate takes the infamous detective to the Swiss Alps where fate, once again, plays its hand.

    • 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Following a vicious murder, Poirot, feeling responsible, falls in to a deep depression. Doctor Burton does all he can to revive the detective’s spirits. However it is the desperate plea of a lonely chauffeur to find his missing true love, which eventually makes Poirot feel he can return to work. The quest to find Burton’s soul mate takes the infamous detective to the Swiss Alps where fate, once again, plays its hand.

    • 1 Hour 30 Minutes
    • Episode 70

    Poirot, Collection 9: Curtain: Poirot's Final Case

    Curtain is Poirot’s last case in which an arthritic and immobilised Poirot calls on his old friend Captain Hastings for assistance as they return to the scene of their first case, Styles Court, to try to prevent an imminent murder.

    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes

    Curtain is Poirot’s last case in which an arthritic and immobilised Poirot calls on his old friend Captain Hastings for assistance as they return to the scene of their first case, Styles Court, to try to prevent an imminent murder.

    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes
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