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Agatha Christie's Poirot Previous Broadcasts

The Adventure of the Western Star (Episode #210)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

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. But before this glittering occasion can take place, both diamonds are stolen.

The Cornish Mystery (Episode #205)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

Much to Poirot's chagrin, he arrives too late in Cornwall to prevent Mrs. Pengelley's death. She had asked for his help, suspecting her dentist husband to be 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

The Kidnapped Prime Minister (Episode #209)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

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 has been preceded by a gun attack on the PM as he traveled down 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 and pursuing his investigation in England.

The Lost Mine (Episode #204)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

While Poirot is checking his account, the chairman of his bank is waiting for a Chinese man who 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 drug ring he has been pursuing for several years. Poirot is certain they are dealing with more than gangland crime.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 1:00 AM

The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (Episode #208)

KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

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 involves Christie's charmingly eccentric hero in an undercover FBI investigation into the recovery of secret submarine plans stolen by the mafia.

The Veiled Lady (Episode #203)

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

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. At her request, he meets Lady Millicent Castle Vaugh who 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 realize his criminal ambitions and proceeds to break into the suspected blackmailer's flat.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
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