Poirot


A remarkably faithful adaptation brings David Suchet’s reign as Hercule Poirot to an end after almost 25 years (24 years and 10 months, to be precise!). This is far from the end of Agatha Christie on screen, but it certainly feels like a sad, sad day.

“Shots in the dark, Poirot. Shots in the dark.”

– Stephen Norton

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As the nights draw in, Hercule Poirot is back – for the penultimate time – in yet another fascinating take on a Christie book.

(I’m having a little problem with my screenshots at the moment, so please forgive the text-heavy review…)

“Better not to be a detective at all than a detective who has failed.”

– Hercule Poirot

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Poirot completeA word to the wise for those who have been asking: the complete series will be released on DVD on November 18th, and is now available for pre-order from Amazon and the usual outlets.

Emma Hamilton as Sally Legge

Emma Hamilton as Sally Legge

Welcome back, mes amis, as we head to the beautiful surrounds of Agatha Christie’s real-life Greenway Estate for a new adaptation of her late novel, Dead Man’s Folly.

“It’s better to be rich, isn’t it?”

– Lady Hattie Stubbs

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Who are the big four?

Who are the big four?

Well, mes amis, we are getting ever closer to the end of David Suchet’s glorious run as Hercule Poirot. Here, we delve into one of this year’s more unusual entries: The Big Four.

“You attract mayhem. Always have done.”

– Assistant Commissioner James Japp, to Poirot

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The cast of Dead Man's FollyITV is reporting that two more Poirot films will go to air this month. David Suchet continues his run as Belgian detective extraordinaire, first in The Big Four on October 23, and then Dead Man’s Folly on October 30. Sources suggest the final two films – The Labours of Hercules and Curtain – will air in November, followed by the remaining unaired Marple film, Endless Night.

Dead Man’s Folly will be Zoe Wanamaker’s final appearance as Madame Oliver, while The Big Four reunites Suchet with David Yelland‘s valet George, Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings, Pauline Moran as Felicity Lemon, and Philip Jackson as Inspector Japp.

Reviews of these films – as well as the 1996 TV movie The Pale Horse – will go up in the coming weeks.

Welcome back, dear readers.  David Suchet has returned for the final series of Poirot films, which will be released infrequently over the next several months. Let’s take a look at the first of the five, Elephants Can Remember.

“And love it may usually turn to hate. And it is easier to hate where you have once loved than to remain indifferent.”

– Hercule Poirot

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