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Agatha Christie's Poirot

  • Season 11
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 4: Appointment with Death

Summary

An aristocrat's wealthy, overbearing wife finances a North African archaeological dig to find the skull of John the Baptist. Poirot is in attendance, but when the woman is found stabbed to death, and only her husband, the exuberant Lord Boynton, appears distraught, the detective struggles to identify the killer among the wealth of suspects. Guest starring Tim Curry, Cheryl Campbell, John Hannah, Emma Cunniffe, Mark Gatiss, Angela Pleasence and Beth Goddard, with David Suchet in the title role.
Recommended

Review

The blistering heat of the Syrian desert, an eccentric English archaeologist with a domineering wife and a scattering of exotic characters including a nun, a psychiatrist and an unorthodox travel writer: this mystery from 2009 is classic Agatha Christie territory even though it’s only loosely based on her novel.

Lord Boynton (an exuberant Tim Curry) is searching for the final resting place of the head of John the Baptist when his monstrous American wife (Cheryl Campbell) is found murdered. It’s common for a Christie victim to be unlikeable but this one is totally vile: her family, her acquaintances and probably even the local camels hate her.

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Cast

rolename
Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
JinnyZoe Boyle
Lady BoyntonCheryl Campbell
SarahChristina Cole
CarolEmma Cunniffe
Colonel CarburyPaul Freeman
LeonardMark Gatiss
Sister AgnieszkaBeth Goddard
Dr GerardJohn Hannah
Dame Celia WestholmeElizabeth McGovern
CopeChristian McKay
NannyAngela Pleasence
RaymondTom Riley
Lord BoyntonTim Curry
MahmoudZakaria Atifi
LabourerJawad Elalami
Taxi driverBadri Mansour
ConciergeAizoun Abdelkader

Crew

rolename
DirectorAshley Pearce
Executive producerMichele Buck
Executive producerDamien Timmer
Executive producerRebecca Eaton
Executive producerPhil Clymer
ProducerKaren Thrussell
WriterGuy Andrews

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  • Episode 4

    Appointment with Death

    Summary

    An aristocrat's wealthy, overbearing wife finances a North African archaeological dig to find the skull of John the Baptist. Poirot is in attendance, but when the woman is found stabbed to death, and only her husband, the exuberant Lord Boynton, appears distraught, the detective struggles to identify the killer among the wealth of suspects. Guest starring Tim Curry, Cheryl Campbell, John Hannah, Emma Cunniffe, Mark Gatiss, Angela Pleasence and Beth Goddard, with David Suchet in the title role.
    Recommended

    Review

    The blistering heat of the Syrian desert, an eccentric English archaeologist with a domineering wife and a scattering of exotic characters including a nun, a psychiatrist and an unorthodox travel writer: this mystery from 2009 is classic Agatha Christie territory even though it’s only loosely based on her novel.

    Lord Boynton (an exuberant Tim Curry) is searching for the final resting place of the head of John the Baptist when his monstrous American wife (Cheryl Campbell) is found murdered. It’s common for a Christie victim to be unlikeable but this one is totally vile: her family, her acquaintances and probably even the local camels hate her.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
    JinnyZoe Boyle
    Lady BoyntonCheryl Campbell
    SarahChristina Cole
    CarolEmma Cunniffe
    Colonel CarburyPaul Freeman
    LeonardMark Gatiss
    Sister AgnieszkaBeth Goddard
    Dr GerardJohn Hannah
    Dame Celia WestholmeElizabeth McGovern
    CopeChristian McKay
    NannyAngela Pleasence
    RaymondTom Riley
    Lord BoyntonTim Curry
    MahmoudZakaria Atifi
    LabourerJawad Elalami
    Taxi driverBadri Mansour
    ConciergeAizoun Abdelkader

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAshley Pearce
    Executive producerMichele Buck
    Executive producerDamien Timmer
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
    Executive producerPhil Clymer
    ProducerKaren Thrussell
    WriterGuy Andrews

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