Agatha Christie's Poirot

Sad Cypress

Series 9 - Episode 2 Sad Cypress

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“I have concluded that nothing in this case is as it seems,” says the Belgian detective towards the end of this murder mystery shown at Christmas 2003. However, one thing is certain and that is that Elinor Carlisle (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh), whom we see in the opening scene in court accused of a double murder, is probably innocent. Yes, even though all the evidence gleaned throughout the story points to her guilt.

David Suchet is supported by a first-rate cast including Paul McGann, Diana Quick, Phyllis Logan and Rupert Penry-Jones in a haunting and dark production that notably features a horrific nightmare sequence.


The detective investigates a double poisoning, aiming to prove the innocence of Elinor Carlisle, the chief suspect in the deaths of her aunt and her rival in love. However, it emerges that she is the only person with a motive, opportunity and means to administer the poison. Crime drama, starring David Suchet, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Diana Quick, Paul McGann and Rupert Penry-Jones.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Elinor Carlisle Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Roddy Winter Rupert Penry-Jones
Mary Gerrard Kelly Reilly
Dr Lord Paul McGann
Nurse Hopkins Phyllis Logan
Nurse O'Brien Marion O'Dwyer
Mrs Welman Diana Quick
Ted Horlick Stuart Laing
Marsden Jack Galloway
Seddon Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Bishop Linda Spurrier
Prosecuting counsel Alistair Findlay
Turner Ian Taylor
Judge Timothy Carlton
Hunterbury Maid Louise Callaghan
Director David Moore
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Producer Margaret Mitchell
Writer David Pirie
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