Agatha Christie's Poirot

Mrs McGinty's Dead

Series 11 - Episode 1 Mrs McGinty's Dead

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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.

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.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot David Suchet
James Bentley Joe Absolom
Supt Spence Richard Hope
George David Yelland
Maude Sarah Smart
Maureen Summerhayes Raquel Cassidy
Major Summerhayes Richard Dillane
Dr Rendell Simon Shepherd
Bessie Burch Emma Amos
Joe Burch Billy Geraghty
Miss Sweetiman Ruth Gemmell
Eve Carpenter Mary Stockley
Ariadne Oliver Zoe Wanamaker
Robin Upward Paul Rhys
Mrs Upward Sian Phillips
Pamela Horsfall Catherine Russell
Mrs Rendell Amanda Root
Guy Carpenter Richard Lintern
District judge Simon Molloy
Director Ashley Pearce
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer Phil Clymer
Producer Trevor Hopkins
Series Producer Karen Thrussell
Writer Nick Dear
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