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Agatha Christie's Poirot

  • Season 11
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 1: Mrs McGinty's Dead

Summary

A cleaner is found dead in her home and suspicion immediately falls upon her lodger, who is arrested and convicted of her murder. It appears to be an open-and-shut case, but Superintendent Spence begins to question the man's guilt and invites Poirot to help uncover the identity of the real killer. The Belgian sleuth teams up with crime writer Ariadne Oliver (My Family's Zoe Wanamaker) as he tries to crack the case. Whodunit, starring David Suchet, with Richard Hope, Joe Absolom, Amanda Root, Sian Phillips and Raquel Cassidy.
Recommended

Review

The fastidious Belgian detective (David Suchet) is urged by a senior police officer to re-examine the evidence in the murder of village charwoman Mrs McGinty in a (very faithful) adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Mrs McGinty’s Dead, first shown in 2008.

Her young lodger has been convicted of the killing and now awaits execution. But the investigating police officer’s conscience is troubling him – he isn’t sure the right man is going to the gallows.

The great delight with Poirot is that you always know exactly what you are going to get – a cast jammed to the rafters with well-known names, high production values and of course the ever-impeccable Suchet as the possessor of those astoundingly efficient little grey cells.

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Cast

rolename
Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
James BentleyJoe Absolom
Supt SpenceRichard Hope
GeorgeDavid Yelland
MaudeSarah Smart
Maureen SummerhayesRaquel Cassidy
Major SummerhayesRichard Dillane
Dr RendellSimon Shepherd
Bessie BurchEmma Amos
Joe BurchBilly Geraghty
Miss SweetimanRuth Gemmell
Eve CarpenterMary Stockley
Ariadne OliverZoe Wanamaker
Robin UpwardPaul Rhys
Mrs UpwardSian Phillips
Pamela HorsfallCatherine Russell
Mrs RendellAmanda Root
Guy CarpenterRichard Lintern
District judgeSimon Molloy

Crew

rolename
DirectorAshley Pearce
Executive producerMichele Buck
Executive producerDamien Timmer
Executive producerRebecca Eaton
Executive producerPhil Clymer
ProducerTrevor Hopkins
Series producerKaren Thrussell
WriterNick Dear

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  • Episode 1

    Mrs McGinty's Dead

    Summary

    A cleaner is found dead in her home and suspicion immediately falls upon her lodger, who is arrested and convicted of her murder. It appears to be an open-and-shut case, but Superintendent Spence begins to question the man's guilt and invites Poirot to help uncover the identity of the real killer. The Belgian sleuth teams up with crime writer Ariadne Oliver (My Family's Zoe Wanamaker) as he tries to crack the case. Whodunit, starring David Suchet, with Richard Hope, Joe Absolom, Amanda Root, Sian Phillips and Raquel Cassidy.
    Recommended

    Review

    The fastidious Belgian detective (David Suchet) is urged by a senior police officer to re-examine the evidence in the murder of village charwoman Mrs McGinty in a (very faithful) adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Mrs McGinty’s Dead, first shown in 2008.

    Her young lodger has been convicted of the killing and now awaits execution. But the investigating police officer’s conscience is troubling him – he isn’t sure the right man is going to the gallows.

    The great delight with Poirot is that you always know exactly what you are going to get – a cast jammed to the rafters with well-known names, high production values and of course the ever-impeccable Suchet as the possessor of those astoundingly efficient little grey cells.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
    James BentleyJoe Absolom
    Supt SpenceRichard Hope
    GeorgeDavid Yelland
    MaudeSarah Smart
    Maureen SummerhayesRaquel Cassidy
    Major SummerhayesRichard Dillane
    Dr RendellSimon Shepherd
    Bessie BurchEmma Amos
    Joe BurchBilly Geraghty
    Miss SweetimanRuth Gemmell
    Eve CarpenterMary Stockley
    Ariadne OliverZoe Wanamaker
    Robin UpwardPaul Rhys
    Mrs UpwardSian Phillips
    Pamela HorsfallCatherine Russell
    Mrs RendellAmanda Root
    Guy CarpenterRichard Lintern
    District judgeSimon Molloy

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAshley Pearce
    Executive producerMichele Buck
    Executive producerDamien Timmer
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
    Executive producerPhil Clymer
    ProducerTrevor Hopkins
    Series producerKaren Thrussell
    WriterNick Dear

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