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Agatha Christie's Poirot Previous Broadcasts

Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (Episode #508)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

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.

The Adventures of the Italian Nobleman (Episode #505)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 9:00 PM

Captain Hastings finally decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr. Vizzini's showroom and 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 neighbor 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 3:00 AM

The Dead Man's Mirror (Episode #507)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

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.

The Chocolate Box (Episode #506)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

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 more than 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.

The Adventures of the Italian Nobleman (Episode #505)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

Captain Hastings finally decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr. Vizzini's showroom and 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 neighbor 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 3:00 AM

The Case of the Missing Will (Episode #504)

KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 9:00 PM

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 Violet, his ward. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
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