Agatha Christie's Poirot
From England to the Mediterranean, Poirot pits his wits against killers and kidnappers, murderers and plotters, and thieves and traitors in a compelling compendium of crime. Starring David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran, the series challenges the "little grey cells" of mystery lovers everywhere as they follow once again the adventures of one of television's most beloved sleuths.
Agatha Christie's Poirot Previous Broadcasts
Elephants Can Remember (Episode #1203H)
KQED 9: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
While Poirot investigates a famed psychiatrist's murder, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver looks into a couple's mysterious death. The story began 13 years ago, on a cliff top in Eastbourne. A couple tragically died - but the question has always remained - did the husband, General Ravenscroft, shoot the wife, or did the wife, Molly, kill the husband? Present day, and Poirot has been called in by his old friend Dr Willoughby, whose elderly father, an eminent Professor, has been found drowned in his own hydrotherapy treatment bath - a rather brutal contraption he used decades ago to treat psychiatric patients. Poirot is intrigued by the case, and keen to help his friend, although the doctor himself does seem to be the prime suspect in the eyes of the investigating officer... Meanwhile, Poirot's old crime-writing friend, Ariadne Oliver, is dealing with a case of her own. At a dreaded literary lunch she is approached by one Mrs. Burton-Cox, who quite forcefully insists that Ariadne discover the truth about the Ravenscrofts - as her son, Desmond, is about to marry their daughter, Celia - and what if young Celia has inherited the "madness gene"? A haphazard Ariadne sets off on a mission to track down the truth via half-remembered stories from 13 years ago, while the methodical Poirot pursues his modern-day murder with quiet logic. Until gradually he pieces together the puzzle, and realizes that only when examined together will these two cases reveal the truths which everyone has been seeking - who was murderer 13 years ago, and who is killing again..?
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED 9: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (Episode #1205()
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
After returning to Styles with Hastings, Poirot confronts a killer and his own conscience as he tries to stop a series of murders. Confined to a wheelchair and crippled with arthritis, the now elderly Hercule Poirot is reunited with his old companion Captain Hastings - back where it all began. Styles is the rambling country house where the pair first met 30 years ago, when Poirot was a refugee and Hastings a wounded soldier. It is also the home of their first murder investigation together - and is soon to be home to their last.
Since they last met, both have faced tragedy - Hastings is a widower, and Poirot has succumbed to a life-threatening heart condition. But the great detective's brain remains as sharp and active as ever, and he tells his loyal friend with utmost certainty that Styles is again harboring a killer - and it is simply a matter of time before the axe falls once more. The problem is, Poirot does not yet know the identity of murderer or victim, and his disability frustratingly prevents him from acting on his investigative impulses.
Poirot recruits Hastings to be his "eyes and ears", but as his health deteriorates and their fellow guests begin to fall victim to confounding attacks, Poirot grows increasingly anxious that he may finally have met his match. He must summon the last of his strength and push his "little grey cells" to the very limit, as he battles his ultimate nemesis in his last ever case.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 1:00 AM