Agatha Christie's Poirot

Elephants Can Remember

Series 13 - Episode 1 Elephants Can Remember

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Review

The fastidious Belgian detective and his little grey cells confront their final problems in the last-ever series, starting with Elephants Can Remember. His crime-fiction writing pal Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker) does most of the donkeywork when an overbearing friend, Mrs Burton-Cox, tries to stop her son’s engagement to a young woman with a mysterious past. Her parents died 13 years previously of gunshot wounds on a cliff top, apparently the victims of a murder/suicide pact. But, fearing a scandal, the battleaxe (Greta Scacchi) is keen to put the kibosh on young love.

As for Poirot (David Suchet), age doesn’t seem to diminish his extraordinary powers of intuition and foresight when he is summoned to investigate the death of a friend at a strange clinic. It’s the usual enjoyable drama trifle with heaps of guest actors providing the glacé cherries.

Summary

As the crime drama returns for its 13th and final series, Poirot finds himself investigating the strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist. Elsewhere, the detective's old friend Ariadne Oliver is being pressed to uncover the truth behind two decade-old deaths. As the pair dig deep for evidence, they soon discover that their separate investigations are linked and join forces to solve the overarching mystery. David Suchet, Zoe Wanamaker and Greta Scacchi star.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Ariadne Oliver Zoe Wanamaker
Marie Alexandra Dowling
Dr Willoughby Iain Glen
Desmond Burton-Cox Ferdinand Kingsley
Celia Ravenscroft Vanessa Kirby
Mrs Burton-Cox Greta Scacchi
Detective Inspector Beale Vincent Regan
Superintendent Garroway Danny Webb
Gen Ravenscroft Adrian Lukis
Lady Ravenscroft Annabel Mullion
Julia Carstairs Caroline Blakiston
Zelie Rouxelle Elsa Mollien
Mrs Buckle Maxine Evans
Mrs Matcham Hazel Douglas
Mrs Willoughby Jo-Anne Stockham
Dorothea Jarrow Claire Cox
Mme Rosentelle Ruth Sheen
Director John Strickland
Producer David Boulter
Writer Nick Dear
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