Agatha Christie's Poirot

Halloween Party

Series 12 - Episode 2 Halloween Party

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Review

Halloween night and a screenplay by horror aficionado Mark Gatiss: who could ask for anything more? He’s the perfect choice to adapt this atmospheric (and slightly macabre) tale about the investigation into the death of a girl found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub at a village party. Young Joyce had boasted of having witnessed a killing years before and although most dismissed her tale as pure fantasy, Poirot is not so sure.

It turns out there have been a number of suspicious deaths in the area that the girl could have seen, and among the top thesps on the suspect list are Amelia Bullmore, Timothy West and Eric Sykes.

Summary

A guest at a village Halloween party boasts of having witnessed a murder years previously - and later meets a grisly end in keeping with the macabre spirit of the occasion. Arriving to investigate, Poirot delves back into the annals of local life - and uncovers a series of mysterious deaths, any one of which could have a bearing on the present case. David Suchet, Amelia Bullmore and Zoe Wanamaker star.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Judith Butler Amelia Bullmore
Ariadne Oliver Zoe Wanamaker
Rowena Drake Deborah Findlay
Michael Garfield Julian Rhind-Tutt
Miranda Butler Mary Higgins
Mr Fullerton Eric Sykes
Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe Phyllida Law
Mrs Reynolds Sophie Thompson
Olga Seminoff Vera Filatova
Frances Drake Georgia King
Miss Whittaker Fenella Woolgar
Rev Cottrell Timothy West
George David Yelland
Mrs Goodbody Paola Dionisotti
Edmund Drake Ian Hallard
Inspector Raglan Paul Thornley
Joyce Reynolds Macy Nyman
Leopold Reynolds Richard Breislin
Director Charles Palmer
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Executive Producer Mary Durkan
Executive Producer Mathew Prichard
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Producer Karen Thrussell
Writer Mark Gatiss
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