Agatha Christie's Poirot

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Series 6 - Episode 1 Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Fri 1 Dec 6:45pm - 9pm ITV Encore
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Sun 3 Dec, 5:45pm - 8pm ITV Encore


Ah, there’s nothing like a cosy festive-themed murder mystery to get us all in the mood for Christmas. So fetch a blanket, put on your thickest socks, maybe clutch a mug of hot chocolate, and have some harmless fun.

Of course, the story involves a Christmas house party… Poirot (David Suchet) is invited to spend the holiday with an unpleasant millionaire who has made his fortune from diamond prospecting and is behaving very oddly. He seems to be goading his sons into murder, which naturally doesn’t make for a particularly pleasant Christmas atmosphere.

The episode is from 1994, so it creaks a bit. But hey, it’s (nearly) Christmas. Who cares?


The dapper detective accepts an invitation to spend yuletide at the house of an elderly millionaire who seems intent on provoking his money-grubbing sons into murdering him. At first he tries hard to ignore the strained atmosphere and relax - but soon finds himself with a gruesome mystery on his hands. Agatha Christie whodunit, starring David Suchet and Philip Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Chief Inspector Japp Philip Jackson
Simeon Lee Vernon Dobtcheff
Alfred Lee Simon Roberts
Lydia Lee Catherine Rabett
George Lee Eric Carte
Magdelene Lee Andree Bernard
Harry Lee Brian Gwaspari
Pilar Estravados Sasha Behar
Superintendent Sugden Mark Tandy
Stella Olga Lowe
Horbury Ayub Khan-Din
Tressilian John Horsley
Young Simeon Scott Handy
Young Stella Liese Benjamin
Gerrit Oscar Pearce
Sgt Coombes Steve Delaney
Shopkeeper Colin Meredith
Mr Charlton Peter Hughes
Cook Joanna Dickens
Constable Michael Keats
Train steward Christopher Webber
Director Edward Bennett
Producer Brian Eastman
Writer Clive Exton
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