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.
The Case of the Missing Will (#504) Duration: 51:06 STEREO TVPG
When academic Andrew Marsh dies shortly after changing his will, Poirot decides that there are several motives for his possible murder. Before he died, Marsh asked Poirot to be executor of his new will in which he left his entire estate to Violet, his ward. This leaves many expectant beneficiaries out in the cold and Poirot's suspicions of foul play deepen when the will mysteriously disappears.
The Adventures of the Italian Nobleman (#505) Duration: 50:54 STEREO TVPG
Captain Hastings finally decides to buy an elegant Italian car from Mr. Vizzini's showroom and is completing the order form when a dubious character arrives at the showroom with the message that Vizzini's time is up. Time is also up for another of Vizzini's compatriots when Count Foscatini, a neighbor of one of Poirot's friends, is found murdered. The case seems to lack a motive, until Miss Lemon's love life throws up a clue.
The Chocolate Box (#506) Duration: 50:44 STEREO TVPG
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.
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The Dead Man's Mirror (#507) Duration: 50:52 STEREO TVPG
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.
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Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (#508) Duration: 49:57 STEREO TVPG
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.
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How Does Your Garden Grow (#301) Duration: 51:40 STEREO TVPG
When elderly Amelia Barrowby is poisoned in her home, the obvious culprit seems to be her companion Katrina. Poirot and Hastings had met Amelia at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier that summer where a rose had been named after the great detective. Poirot hurries to Ameila's home where his new found interest in gardening pays off when he spots something fishy in Amelia's garden border.
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (#302) Duration: 51:23 STEREO TVPG
The future of the London and Scottish bank is riding on its million dollar shipment of Liberty Bonds to New York on the inaugural sailing of the Queen Mary. Poirot faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career - can he overcome the dreadful curse of sea-sickness to accompany the bonds and ensure their safe passage?
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The Plymouth Express (#303) Duration: 50:58 STEREO TVPG
When young heiress Florence Halliday is murdered en route to Plymouth the chief suspects are a couple of known gold-diggers: her reprobate ex-husband Rupert, and recent French admirer the Comte de la Rochefour. Poirot and Hastings retrace Florence's train journey to the West Country. A last siting of Florence seeking an evening paper provides Poirot with the clue he needs to solve her murder.
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Wasps' Nest (#304) Duration: 51:12 STEREO TVPG
Captain Hastings finds intrigue and mystery in the picture when he experiments with a new camera at a garden fete he visits with Poirot and Inspector Japp. The Belgian sleuth is soon caught up in a tale of jealousy, revenge .... and wasps .... while Japp ends up in hospital with appendicitis.
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