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
The Dead Man's Mirror (Episode #507)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 29, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 30, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
The Dream (Episode #110)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
Poirot receives a note from wealthy pork pie manufacturer Benedict Farley urgently requesting a meeting. The elderly tycoon explains a recurring dream in which he commits suicide in the library at midday using a revolver. He asks whether Poirot has any experience of a victim being hypnotized into committing suicide Poirot has not. When Farley is found dead with a gun in his hand, Poirot is convinced that foul play is afoot.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
The King of Clubs (Episode #109)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 15, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
Poirot and Hastings drive down to the studios where a friend is directing a film. They watch some of the filming and are shocked by the behavior of the studio owner Henry Reedburn who treats the cast and crew appallingly. That evening Reedburn is found dead at his home. When the beautiful young star of the film, Valerie Saintclair, is implicated in the murder, her fiance engages the services of Poirot to clear her name.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 16, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
The Incredible Theft (Episode #108)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 8, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
Pre-war Britain is striving to produce a new fighter aircraft. Minister for Armaments Lord Mayfield invites Air Marshall Carrington to his country home to discuss the secret plans. Due to the high security risk, Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) has the estate patrolled by police but a vital design sheet is somehow spirited out of the house. Poirot, who is also a guest of Lord Mayfield, is on hand to track down the thief.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 9, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
Problem at Sea (Episode #107)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 1, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
Cruising around the Mediterranean, Poirot and his fellow passengers approach Alexandria. Colonel Clapperton, whose overbearing wife has earned him some sympathy, disembarks for a trip around the port. He invites his wife to join him, but her brusque rejection is clearly overheard by Poirot and others. On their return to the ship that evening, Mrs. Clapperton has been robbed and stabbed to death. The captain is anxious to avoid a scandal and asks Poirot to investigate.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jun 2, 2012 -- 1:00 AM