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Agatha Christie's Poirot

  • Season 10
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 4: Taken at the Flood

Summary

Millionaire Gordon Cloade's wife is widowed for the second time at the tender age of 23, arousing the suspicions of his impoverished relatives. Fanning the flames of envy and hatred, psychic aunt Kathy Cloade reveals the grieving widow's first husband is in fact still alive, and a second death prompts Poirot to delve deeper into the family's dark secrets. David Suchet stars, with Jenny Agutter, Tim Piggot-Smith and Celia Imrie.
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Review

A venal and nasty family somehow manage to escape being blown up en masse as they head to a party. Tottering out of the smoke comes a young woman, the wife and now widow of the family’s richest member, who did not escape the blast. She’s suddenly very wealthy, something of which her impecunious relatives are only too well aware.

There’s another death and Poirot (David Suchet) has his work cut out as there are so many culprits and so many motives. Though perhaps not one of Christie’s front-rank stories, it’s still a torrid and absorbing tale.

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Cast

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Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
Adela MarchmontJenny Agutter
Rowley CloadePatrick Baladi
Rosaleen/Eileen CloadeEva Birthistle
David HunterElliot Cowan
Lynn MarchmontAmanda Douge
Frances CloadePenny Downie
PebmarshRichard Durden
Beatrice LippincottClaire Hackett
Supt Harold SpenceRichard Hope
Kathy CloadeCelia Imrie
Major James PorterNicholas Le Prevost
Dr Lionel CloadeTim Pigott-Smith
Jeremy CloadePip Torrens
Mrs LeadbetterElizabeth Spriggs
Enoch Arden/CharlesTim Woodward
'True' RosaleenMartha Barnett
George the butlerDavid Yelland

Crew

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DirectorAndy Wilson
Executive producerMichele Buck
Executive producerDamien Timmer
Executive producerPhil Clymer
Executive producerDelia Fine
Executive producerEmilio Nunez
ProducerTrevor Hopkins
WriterGuy Andrews

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  • Episode 4

    Taken at the Flood

    Summary

    Millionaire Gordon Cloade's wife is widowed for the second time at the tender age of 23, arousing the suspicions of his impoverished relatives. Fanning the flames of envy and hatred, psychic aunt Kathy Cloade reveals the grieving widow's first husband is in fact still alive, and a second death prompts Poirot to delve deeper into the family's dark secrets. David Suchet stars, with Jenny Agutter, Tim Piggot-Smith and Celia Imrie.
    Recommended

    Review

    A venal and nasty family somehow manage to escape being blown up en masse as they head to a party. Tottering out of the smoke comes a young woman, the wife and now widow of the family’s richest member, who did not escape the blast. She’s suddenly very wealthy, something of which her impecunious relatives are only too well aware.

    There’s another death and Poirot (David Suchet) has his work cut out as there are so many culprits and so many motives. Though perhaps not one of Christie’s front-rank stories, it’s still a torrid and absorbing tale.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet
    Adela MarchmontJenny Agutter
    Rowley CloadePatrick Baladi
    Rosaleen/Eileen CloadeEva Birthistle
    David HunterElliot Cowan
    Lynn MarchmontAmanda Douge
    Frances CloadePenny Downie
    PebmarshRichard Durden
    Beatrice LippincottClaire Hackett
    Supt Harold SpenceRichard Hope
    Kathy CloadeCelia Imrie
    Major James PorterNicholas Le Prevost
    Dr Lionel CloadeTim Pigott-Smith
    Jeremy CloadePip Torrens
    Mrs LeadbetterElizabeth Spriggs
    Enoch Arden/CharlesTim Woodward
    'True' RosaleenMartha Barnett
    George the butlerDavid Yelland

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAndy Wilson
    Executive producerMichele Buck
    Executive producerDamien Timmer
    Executive producerPhil Clymer
    Executive producerDelia Fine
    Executive producerEmilio Nunez
    ProducerTrevor Hopkins
    WriterGuy Andrews

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