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Agatha Christie's Poirot Previous Broadcasts

The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (Episode #501)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 3:43 AM

Against the advice of his companions, when archeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-her-Ra's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, he smashes it open to reveal the treasures within. Seconds later he suffers a fatal heart attack. Lady Willard appoints Poirot to investigate but, alarmingly, almost everyone connected with the discovery begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-her-Ra's is cursed?

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Episode #601)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Poirot is asked to spend Christmas with Simeon Lee at his Gorston Hall home, after he receives six diamonds from his museum in South Africa and believes that his life is in danger. As an unexpected guest amongst Lee's family members, Poirot is soon on hand when Lee is found lying in a pool of blood - his throat has been cut and his diamonds stolen.

The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (Episode #501)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 9:43 PM

Against the advice of his companions, when archeologist Sir John Willard discovers King Men-her-Ra's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, he smashes it open to reveal the treasures within. Seconds later he suffers a fatal heart attack. Lady Willard appoints Poirot to investigate but, alarmingly, almost everyone connected with the discovery begins to drop dead. Could it be possible that the tomb of King Men-her-Ra's is cursed?

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Episode #601)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Poirot is asked to spend Christmas with Simeon Lee at his Gorston Hall home, after he receives six diamonds from his museum in South Africa and believes that his life is in danger. As an unexpected guest amongst Lee's family members, Poirot is soon on hand when Lee is found lying in a pool of blood - his throat has been cut and his diamonds stolen.

Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (Episode #508)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

The Dead Man's Mirror (Episode #507)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 8:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

The Chocolate Box (Episode #506)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
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