David Suchet’s Poirot to reunite with Hastings, Miss Lemon and Inspector Japp for new mystery

The Big Four will see the sleuth and his sidekicks together for the first time since 2001 in an Agatha Christie story adapted by Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard


Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran will reunite with David Suchet for a dramatisation by Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard of Hercule Poirot mystery The Big Four. 


Last seen together in a 2001 adaptation of Evil Under the Sun, sidekick Captain Hastings, secretary Miss Lemon and Scotland Yard’s Inspector Japp will return for an Agatha Christie story set in the world of global espionage that sees Poirot investigate murder against the backdrop of the impending Second World War. 

In what is being billed as one of the sleuth’s toughest challenges, Poirot will come up against a gang of dangerous dissidents tagged ‘The Big Four’ who have orchestrated a complex plot that sees a host of international figures used like pawns. 


The Big Four – which also features Patricia Hodge, Sarah Parish, Simon Lowe and Tom Brooke – will form part of the 13th and final series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The other cases include Dead Man’s Folly, Elephants Can Remember, The Labours of Hercules and Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.