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 Tragedy at Marsden Manor (#305) Duration: 51:40 STEREO TVPG
In his remote country house Jonathan Maltravers is recovering from an ulcer with the help of his much younger wife Susan. When one of the staff finds her husband's body under an oak tree, Susan swears that a ghost who haunts the tree is responsible. Poirot and Hastings are staying at a nearby hotel working on another case. Called to Marsdon Manor, Poirot soon deduces that Maltravers did not die of natural or supernatural causes!
The Double Clue (#306) Duration: 49:46 STEREO TVPG
For the first time in his life, the genius Belgian detective, normally impervious to womanly wiles, falls in love. The object of his unaccustomed affection is a beautiful Russian, the Countess Vera Rossakoff, whom Poirot meets during his investigation into four high society jewel robberies. While Poirot's attention is captivated by the Countess, Hastings and Miss Lemon pursue their own misguided inquiries into the crimes.
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (#307) Duration: 51:30 STEREO TVPG
On a visit to the opera, Poirot is approached by Lady Chatterton who asserts that the life of her friend, Marguerite Clayton, is threatened by her jealous husband. Edward Clayton is suspicious about a relationship between his wife and the handsome Major Rich. At a party thrown by Rich, the grizzly discovery is made of Edward Clayton's body in a large ornate chest. Is the Major guilty? Only Poirot is able to uncover the truth.
The Theft of the Royal Ruby (#308) Duration: 46:48 STEREO TVPG
In a London restaurant, a drunken young prince staggers after his female companion who has stolen his priceless ruby. Poirot is briefed by the Foreign Office about the theft of the gem belonging to the petulant heir to the King of Egypt. Persuaded to take on the case in the national interest, Poirot is told he must spend Christmas at the home of one of the only people who knows about the precious stone - Egyptologist Colonel Lacey.
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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.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 -- 12:00am Remind me