Poirot seeks the killer of a woman many wanted dead: Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) accompanies an archaeological expedition searching for the skull of John the Baptist in the Syrian Desert. What the team actually finds is a more recent corpse: the body of Lady Boynton, wife of expedition leader Lord Boynton (Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). The woman had made many enemies during her life, and Poirot has no shortage of suspects. He digs through layers of history to discover who had motive enough to kill.
Poirot tries to clear a woman framed for murder: Distressed young heiress Norma Restarick comes to see Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) about "a murder she might have committed." The detective consults an old acquaintance, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, My Family), who lives in the same building as the young woman and her two roommates. When Norma's childhood nanny is found dead, apparently by suicide, Poirot believes he has identified the victim. Next he must deduce the killer, while Norma's family fears for her sanity.
At the Meadowbank School, Miss Bulstrode (Harriet Walter, Atonement) counts girls from England's finest families among her young charges. And she treats them all as equals--even the royalty, like Princess Shaista of Ramat, a political refugee under constant threat from revolutionaries in her country. Yet, to the headmisstress's friend Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), the school seems a world in microcosm, full of "hopes, dreams, fears, and secrets." The famous detective delves into those secrets after a vicious murder shocks the students and staff. As the attacks escalate, he aims to find the perpetrator before more students leave and threated the school's survival.
When a jury convicts James Bentley (Joe Absolom, Vincent) for the murder of his landlady, even the police superintendent (Richard Hope, The Bill) believes they've got the wrong man. At the superintendent's behest, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) begins a search for new evidence. He bumps into an old friend, mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, My Family), who lends her woman's intuition to the investigation. It seems that many of the victim's former employers have "a skeleton in the armoire," as Poirot puts it. But when an unknown assailant makes an attempt on the detective's life, the case takes on greater urgency.
Poirot accompanies Hastings to Lake Windermere where Hastings's friend Charles is attempting to set a world speedboat-racing record.
On holiday in Deauville, a French seaside resort, Poirot is recognized and drawn into a case of abduction and murder.
Poirot is incredulous when the impeccable Miss Lemon types a letter riddled with errors. She explains that she's consumed with worry about her sister.
When a wealthy old man calls for the detective's help, Poirot opts for a working holiday at the man's well-heated country estate.
Poirot tries to take a holiday but is soon required to save the day when a priceless necklace disappears.
At a furniture auction, Poirot loses in the bidding for an art deco mirror but wins a new client willing to part with the mirror for his services.
A trip home to Belgium with Japp causes Poirot to reopen a case that he failed to solve 20 years earlier.
Hastings's decision to buy an elegant Italian car coincides with a case involving an Italian count.
Poirot is the executor of a revised will that disappears when its author dies suddenly.
The death of a British heiress haunts Poirot for two years before he has a chance to confront her killer.
Hastings's passion for golf, and Poirot's for art, lead them to the scene of a baffling murder.
After an archaeological dig turns deadly, Poirot must distinguish between ordinary evil and an other-worldly curse.
Agatha Christie's Poirot clip - starring David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Phil Jackson, Pauline Moran, David Yelland, Zoe Wanamaker.
A literary legend became a TV phenomenon when David Suchet took on the role of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most famous sleuth. Suchet's Poirot became the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. Using his "little gray cells" and aided by the affable Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Poirot unravels the thorniest cases without mussing a hair of his famously scultpted mustache. Lush art deco period details and scripts infused with delicious Christie wit make these mysteries irresistible.
He's the most-watched sleuth in the history of PBS's Mystery! David Suchet stars as the dapper, diminutive Belgian who solves the most serpentine cases with the sharpest of minds and the driest of wits. Set in the Art Deco elegance of 1930s England, each mysterious adventure is a treat for the eyes and the intellect.
A literary legend became a TV phenomenon when David Suchet took on the role of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most famous sleuth.
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