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Masterpiece Mystery! Previous Broadcasts

Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express (Episode #4018H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

David Suchet stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot, and leads an all-star international cast in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's most popular novel. Securing a last-minute ticket on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, Poirot finds himself amongst a host of eclectic fellow passengers. When the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage, the famous Belgian detective is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey guest star.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Miss Marple, Series IV: Murder Is Easy (Episode #3921()

KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town. When Miss Marple learns that the passenger is involved in a tragic accident before making her report to the police, she decides to investigate further to track down the killer, unearthing secrets about the village and its inhabitants. Features Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Poirot X: Murder on the Orient Express (Episode #4018H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

David Suchet stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot, and leads an all-star international cast in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's most popular novel. Securing a last-minute ticket on the Orient Express from Istanbul to London, Poirot finds himself amongst a host of eclectic fellow passengers. When the train becomes caught in a snowdrift and a passenger is found brutally murdered mid-voyage, the famous Belgian detective is called upon to investigate the crime and find the culprit. Dame Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville and David Morrissey guest star.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Poirot X: Appointment with Death (Episode #4020Z)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

David Suchet (Henry VIII, The Way We Live Now) stars as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in these new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not. "Appointment with Death" While on holiday in Syria, Poirot finds himself drawn into a murder investigation located at an archaeological site on the brink of making a major discovery. With no shortage of suspects, from family members to fellow tourists, only Poirot can unearth the truth. Tim Curry (Return to Cranford) guest stars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Poirot: Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Episode #3919Z)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Mrs. McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger James Bentley (Joe Absolom) is sentenced to hang for the murder. As Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker) to save Bentley from the gallows, he doesn't realize his own life is in danger. The cast includes Amanda Root .

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
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