Agatha Christie's Poirot

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David Suchet stars as the dapper, diminutive Belgian who solves the most serpentine cases with the sharpest of minds and the driest of wits.
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David Suchet
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SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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    September 16, 1990
    1 h 47 min
    13+
    Audio languages
    English
    Hercule Poirot's abililty to crack the thorniest criminal cases with unparalleled savoir faire has made Dame Agatha Christie's brilliant sleuth the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a resounding hit on A&E. Set in the summer of 1917, The Mysterious Affair at Styles follows the war-wounded Hastings (Hugh Fraser) to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John's widowed mother to a suspicious younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), a famous Belgian detective. When the estate's trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case
  2. 2. How Does Your Garden Grow?
    January 6, 1991
    54min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Poirot comes up smelling sweet when he looks to the garden for clues in a murder case.
  3. 3. The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
    January 13, 1991
    53min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Poirot and Hastings untangle an international banking caper on the high seas.
  4. 4. The Plymouth Express
    January 20, 1991
    53min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a fateful train trip, a case of romantic intrigue turns deadly.
  5. 5. Wasps' Nest
    January 27, 1991
    53min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Poirot gets stung by a wasp and struck by a feeling that all is not well in the life of a friend's son.
  6. 6. The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
    February 3, 1991
    54min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After refusing to stoop to fictional crime-solving, Poirot is soon occupied by a real whodunit.
  7. 7. The Double Clue
    February 10, 1991
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Hastings and Miss Lemon work on a high-profile case, Poirot romances a beautiful countess.
  8. 8. The Mystery of the Spanish Chest
    February 17, 1991
    53min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman fearing her jealous husband invites Poirot to a fateful dinner party.
  9. 9. The Theft of the Royal Ruby
    February 24, 1991
    47min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    International relations are at stake as Poirot hunts for a stolen Egyptian royal jewel.
  10. 10. The Affair at the Victory Ball
    March 3, 1991
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When two revelers at a lavish costume ball are murdered, small but telling clues lead Poirot to the killer.
  11. 11. The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
    March 10, 1991
    53min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Poirot must find a murderer among the members of a quarrelsome hunting party.

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Directors
Ross DevenishAndrew GrieveAndrew PiddingtonBrian FarnhamRenny Rye
Producers
ITV
Season year
1991
Network
Acorn TV
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Tom I.Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
11 Poirot Mysteries That Will Surely Entertain
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I have been a Poirot fan ever since the programs were first televised here during the early 90s. David Suchet is to Poirot, what Rathbone is to Sherlock Holmes. His potrayal of Poirot is one of a kind, from his crime solving, his dress, his speech, and ultimately his mustache. I recently purchased the Blu-ray "Early Cases Collection" consisting of Series 1-6 containing 47 stories. The quality of the discs is exellent. However, if Blu-ray is a little pricey, I'd recommend the SD version as well. Poirot's "gray cells" do their usual amazing job of ferreting out the culprits, with often surprising results. One factor I overlooked the first time I viewed the series is the utter distain with which the British elite are portrayed. They're clearly presented as foppish, equalitarians in a class based society that existed until at least the late 40s. It is also interesting to see how this permeated down through the classes. The elites were above all, often distaining one another in their own little world. The educated workers were above the servants, who were above the trades people, and so on. This is also reflected in the educated or uneducated manner the people in the various classes speak. A few examples include how the elites take absolutely no notice of the people who are serving them. Another is Miss Lemon's shock at finding that a potential suiter had lied to her about his position and that he was just a "man servant". When he apologized, her disappointed response was that "This is the way we were raised to believe". A few more on the funny side, in the Series 6 "Hickory, Dickory, Dock" episode are Chief Inspector Japp's introduction to Poirot's bidet, and to his cooking. These were hilarious. But at the same time, they show Japps ignorance of upper class living. Putting the cultural issues aside, the Hercule Poirot series are well worth buying, of if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can presently watch Series 1-6 for free.
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Freda PongettiReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2014
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David Suchet is Awesome
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In Series 3, Poirot is still fun to watch. The stories in this early series are not as dark and gloomy as are the later series stories. Poirot is an engaging character, thanks to David Suchet who brings to Poirot a sophisticated, sensitive, intelligent personality. The supporting cast is also excellent. The relationships between Poirot, Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon are mature and enjoyable. The scenery breathtaking, beautiful and immaculate. There is humor and intrigue, pure enjoyable escape.
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Joan Dee SizemoreReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2015
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Great Mystery!
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Loved this film! We saw "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" and loved it. I had recently read the book and this film closely follows the story. The acting is well done, especially David Suchet. We loved the period costumes, sets, cars and atmosphere. My friend who watched it with us didn't guess the real killer until the end (unlike Poirot!) We intend to watch the rest of the series.
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Western ShadowsReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining and winsome little Belgian
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Poirot is very entertaining, from the intrigue of each mystery to the quirks of the little Belgian detective. Suchet plays the part masterfully and endears the character to viewers. His compassion are communicated as well as his desire for justice, and his perception of evil and human nature don't get twisted while "the little gray cells" wrangle the facts into submission. Not many endings were predictable. Minimal violence to the eyes.
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Elaine GowderReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Agatha Christi's Poirot
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First, I love Agatha Christi. She is a writer for people who loves mysteries. Secondly, David Suchet is brilliant a Poirot. I have seen earlier versions with other actors. Mr. Suchet is the best. Third, the British did an excellent job of filming the series. I have seen many of the episodes on PBS an loved watching them more than once. All Christi fans will enjoy these programs.
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Stephen Manning IIIReviewed in the United States on February 10, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Consistently EXCELLENT
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Having lived in England for many years, I first saw these dramas there. British TV production values are always good, but here the ambience, period credibility and particularly the acting are exceptional. These scripts are well written and directed, and features many of Britain's most renowned and respected actors. There is very little violence or blood and gore, a welcome contrast to many US TV crime dramas. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you'll like this and other Poirot series
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F. Gail PothReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mystery Classic
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Any Poirot is a classic. Watched this series when it was on PBS, now I can watch it any time I want to, thank you Amazon Prime. Perot is what ever Agatha Christie reader loves, trying to figure out "who done it" but nobody does it better than the Belgian, Perot and David Suchet as Peirot is super. Have never come up with the correct killer, don't have Poirot's skills. Watch and enjoy, the Poirot series is truly enjoyable.
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LeighReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
LOVE POIROT!!
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We love all the episodes, watch them over & over. We own one box collections.
The historic buildings & locations, interior decor, vintage clothing & automobiles.
The story lines & plots are intriguing, delightful humor and always a twist & surprise endings.
Last, but certainly not least, the characters are superb actors, especially David Suchet;
his facial expressions speak volumes. Very well done. We actually prefer British TV over
American. We're also Sherlock Holmes fans; own the entire collection, and a book containing
all the writings.
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