Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding firstly a dead woman's body found on a moor and then a important diamond sent to the company to be insured turns out to be a fake. Poirot discovers that the diamond was bought for Arlena Marshall by Sir Horace Platt and Arlena is on her honeymoon with her husband and step-daughter on a tropical island hotel. He joins them on the island and finds that everybody else starts to hate Arlena for different reasons - refusing to do a stage show, stopping a book, and for having an open affair with Patrick Redfern, another guest, in full view of his shy wife. So it's only a matter of time before Arlena turns up dead, strangled and Poirot must find out who it is... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Holidays can be murder.
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Did You Know?
The game that Odell Gardener is playing when Poirot asks him about his whereabouts during the murder is pétanque, a French game in which players have to throw hollow metal balls as closely as possible to a wooden one. See more
As the Gardeners sit on the terrace watching Arlena's arrival, Odell calls Myra "Myrna." See more
I've just had a telephone call from your friend Sir Horace. He says he's having trouble with his... his... his piffle valve?
Such a valve still has to be invented, Madame.
Oh, well I dare say you're right, I wasn't paying that much attention, anyway the result is he'll be 24 hours late.
Followed by Appointment with Death
You're the Top
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged by John Dalby
Sung by Diana Rigg See more