November 20, 2013
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
November 9, 2013
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
November 7, 2013
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 5, 2013
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
October 28, 2013
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
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…)