Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" (original title)

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The cases of an eccentrically refined Belgian detective.

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 Hercule Poirot (70 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Captain Hastings / ... (43 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Chief Inspector Japp / ... (41 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Miss Lemon (32 episodes, 1989-2013)
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Based on Agatha Christie's short stories and novels. Hercule Poirot is a famous Belgian detective, who always gets embroiled in a mystery, usually along with his faithful sidekick Captain Hastings and/ or Scotland Yard chief inspector Japp. Written by Josh Britton

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Before playing Poirot, David Suchet played Chief Inspector Japp opposite Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot in Thirteen at Dinner (1985). See more »

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Captain Hastings: [Repeated line] Good Lord!
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Do not be stinting in your praise
23 July 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Mystery fans were fortunate in the late 1980s to have no less than 3 definitive television performances to enjoy: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, Joan Hickson as Miss Marple, and David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. Suchet's performance as the fussy little Belgian detective was a joy. Every detail of the character was perfect, from the stilted, pedantic delivery to the exquisitely fastidious grooming. Suchet's skill as an actor was such that he was able to turn a rather flat, implausible character (and even fans of Agatha Christie admit that her characters are pretty two-dimensional) into a complex, eccentric but essentially believable person. Some of the credit for this also goes to the fine writing in the series. The writers were responsible for fleshing out the bare bones provided by Christie's stories, but they did it in such a way that the filmed versions flow naturally and seamlessly. The supporting actors were also very fine, especially Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings - whereas in the stories Hastings, who is usually the narrator, remains a rather sketchy character, here he becomes a genuine person. He is not Poirot's mental equal by any means, but admirable in his sympathy, kindness and general embodiment of Englishness, and we can understand Poirot's affection for Hastings. It's difficult to see how this dramatization can be improved upon.


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