A 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.
November 7, 2013
November 5, 2013
October 28, 2013
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
July 7, 2013
Welcome back, as we continue with the second of this year’s Marple mysteries: Greenshaw’s Folly.
“Everyone here’s a bit weird, aren’t they?”
— Archie Oxley
June 25, 2013
Julia McKenzie is back for three new films as spinster detective Jane Marple. First cab off the rank: A Caribbean Mystery.
“Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant.”
— Jason Rafiel
June 13, 2013
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
August 27, 2012
Thanks to the lovely Robert Ross (https://twitter.com/RobertWRossEsq), I stumbled across this picture from 1990, the year of Dame Agatha’s centenary. To celebrate, Joan Hickson and David Suchet attended celebrations in Torquay, dressed as Miss Jane Marple and Monsieur Hercule Poirot, respectively.
Dame Christie was against the characters ever meeting in her narrative (after all, even if they had reason to meet, there’s very little chance they would like each other!). However, they do have various connections, proving they exist in the same world – as this lovely website points out.
Still, we can all savour the one time when our Poirot and Marple did get to know each other. (Excepting the encounter between Tony Randall and Margaret Rutherford in The Alphabet Murders, but let’s not discuss that…)