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 Adventure of the Cheap Flat (#208) Duration: 50:16 STEREO TVPG
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 Kidnapped Prime Minister (#209) Duration: 51:13 STEREO TVPG
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 Adventure of the Western Star (#210) Duration: 50:44 STEREO TVPG
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 Adventure of the Clapham Cook (#101) Duration: 50:45 STEREO TVPG
Poirot is unenthusiastic when a Mrs. Todd asks him to find her a cook. He is positively insulted when she proceeds to dismiss him from the case with a one guinea fee for his services. There's no mystery too small for Hercule Poirot, and once he agrees to take on a case he sees it through to a conclusion. Poirot has also realized that there is a great deal more to the cook's disappearance than meets the eye.
Murder in the Mews (#102) Duration: 51:01 TVPG
Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) turns to Poirot for assistance with his investigation into the apparent suicide of a beautiful young woman. The gun was found in her left hand, but the deceased is generally believed to have been right-handed. Was she in fact murdered by a sinister blackmailer? To the despair of keen golfer Hastings (Hugh Fraser), complete novice Poirot insists they play a round together. But Poirot has an ulterior motive- he is watching someone on the golf course.
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (#103) Duration: 50:23 STEREO TVPG
Poirot is called in to investigate a series of kidnap threats against the three-year-old son of a wealthy aristocrat. However, once installed at Waverly Court, Poirot becomes suspicious about the child's parents especially when the servants are suddenly dismissed. The absence of a cook forces Poirot and Hastings to look elsewhere for a decent meal, which in turn leads to vital information about the planned kidnap.
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.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (#104) Duration: 51:06 STEREO TVPG
Poirot is dining out at a London chop house one evening when eminent artist Henry Gasgcoine enters the restaurant for his customary dinner. The next morning, Poirot is intrigued to read in the newspaper that the painter has been found dead. When a post-mortem reveals that Gasgcoine died after eating only a little food, Poirot concludes he has been murdered and that it was actually the killer he saw in the restaurant.