Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 6, Episode 1

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (25 Dec. 1994)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Hercule Poirot's Christmas (original title)

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The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.

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Simeon Lee
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Alfred
Catherine Rabett ...
Lydia
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Andrée Bernard ...
Magdalene (as Andree Bernard)
Brian Gwaspari ...
Harry
Sasha Behar ...
Pilar
Mark Tandy ...
Sugden
Olga Lowe ...
Stella
Ayub Khan-Din ...
Horbury (as Ayub Khan Din)
John Horsley ...
Tressilian
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Liese Benjamin ...
Young Stella
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When Simeon Lee, a mean-spirited, tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional family, summons his offspring to his country manor house in Kent for Christmas, he employs Poirot to attend the reunion. The detective is not given a full explanation for his assignment, but he soon observes the palpable animosity, suspicion, and resentment among the three Lee sons. Also in attendance is the beautiful Pilar Estravados, the only surviving child of Lee's daughter, who recently passed away after living in exile in Spain. The ruthless Senior Lee, who made his fortune in the South African diamond fields, sadistically treats his progeny with deliberate cruelty and obviously relishes pitting one against the other. It comes as no surprise when the old man's throat is mysteriously cut in an apparently locked room, and although he was frail and wheelchair-bound, there appears to be evidence of a great struggle. Poirot is aided in his quest for a solution to the baffling mystery by Chief Inspector Japp and... Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Alternate titles for "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" include "Murder for Christmas" and "A Holiday for Murder". See more »

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When Sugden is at the room where Pilar is being interrogated, he says: "I better find Sgt Coombes" and leaves immediately the room. Later, when Poirot explains the solution, this scene is shown again, but Sugden, after saying that, doesn't leave immediately the room and waits a few seconds. See more »

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Simeon Lee: My family hate me, you know.
Hercule Poirot: It is not hard to see why.
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Chrimestmas
24 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Fine adaptation of Christie's book,made with care.The yuletide spirit is perfectly captured and the use of Christmas carols ("I came to save you from that cacophony" Poirot says)delightful.All happens in four days ,the 22nd ,23rd ,24th and 25th of December,as the pages of a tear-off calendar show.

This is Christie at her best: a group of persons in a desirable mansion where a murder is committed ;all might have killed,everyone had a reason for it...Christie had probably read Gaston Leroux's "le Mystere de la Chambre Jaune" and her story is a brilliant variation on the theme.

If you've not read the book,I dare you to guess who...


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