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Triangle at Rhodes (#106) Duration: 51:24 STEREO TVPG

Hercule Poirot is holidaying at the Palace Hotel in Rhodes. He and his fellow guests are interested in the arrival of famous and beautiful divorcee Valentine, accompanied by her fifth husband. They can't help but notice how Valentine immediately starts flirting with a good looking man who arrives the same day much to the public displeasure of his wife. Poirot's holiday is over but just as he prepares to leave he is called back to the hotel. After drinking a pink gin with the other guests, Valentine is dead.

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Problem at Sea (#107) Duration: 51:16 STEREO TVPG

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.

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Peril at End House - Part 1 (#201) Duration: 51:19 STEREO TVPG

Poirot and Hastings are holidaying in Cornwall when they meet the beautiful Nick Buckley, who has three near fatal accidents within a very short space of time. Intrigued, Poirot talks to Nick's friends who are loath to believe her stories of murder attempts.

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Peril at End House - Part 2 (#202) Duration: 1:07:11 STEREO TVPG

Poirot and Hastings are holidaying in Cornwall when they meet the beautiful Nick Buckley, who has three near fatal accidents within a very short space of time. Intrigued, Poirot talks to Nick's friends who are loath to believe her stories of murder attempts.

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The Incredible Theft (#108) Duration: 50:00 STEREO TVPG

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.

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The King of Clubs (#109) Duration: 46:46 STEREO TVPG

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.

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The Dream (#110) Duration: 49:28 STEREO TVPG

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.

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The Affair at the Victory Ball (#309) Duration: 50:19 STEREO TVPG

Radio star Coco Courtney is found dead from a cocaine overdose after attending a Victory Ball at which Poirot was also present, albeit not in costume. At the ball Poirot noticed Coco arguing with Viscount Cronshaw who was later found dead in the supper room with a table knife through his heart. Poirot and Inspector Japp's investigation concentrates on the search for a green pompom torn from Cronshaw's comedic costume.

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Elephants Can Remember (#1203H) Duration: 1:28:57 STEREO TVPG

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..?

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The Labours of Hercules (#1204H) Duration: 1:30:47 STEREO TVPG

Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for an infamous art thief. Desperate to catch infamous art thief Marrascaud, the Metropolitan Police build what they imagine is a perfect trap. The Le Mesurier family is to announce the society debut of their beautiful daughter Lucinda, who will be wearing an exceptionally expensive diamond necklace. On display will be 'Hercules Vanquishing the Hydra', a priceless work by Marrascaud's favorite artist Van Druys. Last but not least, the great Hercule Poirot will be in attendance. How can Marrascaud resist? The results are catastrophic. Marrascaud pinches the painting and the jewels from beneath Poirot's nose, leaving behind the butchered body of Lucinda. Poirot is devastated and falls into a heavy depression. Dr Burton does all he can to revive the detective's spirits, but it is not until a lonely chauffeur begs the detective to find his missing true love, the maid of a famous Russian dancer, that Poirot feels he can return to his work. The quest for Nita takes Poirot to the Swiss Alps, where fate plays a hand: against all odds, Poirot has stumbled upon Hotel Olympos, now thought to be Marrascaud's hideout. As an avalanche cuts off access to the hotel, Poirot finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with a villain he fears and despises. What is the secret of bedridden dancer Katrina Samoushenka and her missing maid? What are the true intentions of her Freudian therapist Dr Lutz? Why is Member of Parliament Harold Waring, dogged by salacious Fleet Street rumor, in hiding in Switzerland? Will Annabel Rice and her daughter Elsie Clayton escape the wrath of Elsie's abusive husband Philip? Is effusive Italian hotel owner Francesco to be trusted? Who is the enigmatic parlor-game enthusiast Schwartz? Just when it seems like the situation couldn't be more baffling (or more dangerous) there is another arrival at the hotel: none other than the jewel thief Countess Vera Rossakoff, whom Poirot has not encountered for over twenty years. This vivacious Russian emigre is the only woman to have stirred his heart - could she really be a killer? And what of her prodigious daughter, criminologist Alice Cunningham, and her ghastly bulldog Binky? Any one of these people could be Marrascaud - but is the disoriented Poirot in a fit state to tell psychology from stagecraft, passions from posture, fact from fiction - before his nemesis kills again?

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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (#1205H) Duration: 1:29:46 STEREO TVPG

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.

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The Veiled Lady (#203) Duration: 49:13 TVPG

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.

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The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge (#310) Duration: 51:00 STEREO TVPG

Hastings is invited to a grouse shoot which goes disastrously wrong when Archie Havering swings his gun too far round. With everyone in low spirits, the party begins to break up. Later that evening, a mystery figure arrives at Hunter's Lodge and murders Roger Havering in his gun room. Having taken to his bed at the local hotel with a high temperature, Poirot shakes off his illness to find the cold blooded murderer.

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The Lost Mine (#204) Duration: 51:33 STEREO TVPG

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.

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    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

    • KQED Plus on 710 currently dark on Comcast/Xfinity

      We are aware that Comcast/Xfinity is currently not transmitting KQED Plus in HD on channel 710. KQED Plus is airing in SD on channel 10. Comcast is also aware of the issue, and working on fixing it. Thank you for your patience.

    • 3 channels currently dark via Comcast/Xfinity

      We are aware that Comcast/Xfinity is currently not transmitting KQED Plus on channel 10, KQED V-Me on channel 191, or KQED Kids on channel 192. Comcast is also aware of the issue, and working on fixing it. Thank you for your patience.

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