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 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 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?
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.
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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.
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 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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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.
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 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.
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Murder in the Mews (#102) Duration: 51:01 STEREO 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.
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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 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.
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