Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 6, Episode 2

Hickory Dickory Dock (12 Feb. 1995)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Hickory Dickory Dock (original title)

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Miss Lemon persuades Poirot to investigate a series of apparently minor thefts in a university hostel, but simple kleptomania soon turns to baffling homicide.

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When a series of apparently minor thefts plagues a university hostelry run by Miss Lemon's sister, Poirot is recruited to investigate. Celia Austin, a pharmacological major, confesses that she is a kleptomaniac and responsible for most of the thefts but denies stealing several objects including a stethoscope, light bulbs, and a student rucksack. Furthermore, she claims to know the other thief and vows to help return the missing items. Unfortunately someone substitutes an overdose of morphine for one of her sleeping powders, and she takes the identity of the thief to the grave. Japp connects the murderer's m.o. with a cold case he had investigated ten years earlier, but the prime suspect in that crime, a powerful statesman, now lies dying in a local hospital. Despite numerous obstacles, Poirot is able to link the killing to an international diamond smuggling ring but not before the murderer claims more victims. Written by G. Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Although Agatha Christie's original story took place in the 1950s, the setting is moved to the 1930s for continuity reasons. See more »

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Not the best Poirot, but still OK
15 April 2003 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a Poirot - film with David Suchet which can be decribed as bad in my lifetime (diagree with me if you want, but i think that "Death in The Clouds" wasn't very good - Suchet was on his normal heights and all the actors were OK, but the story and revelation of the killer just didn't catch my eye - i have actually forgot it already). This one is not the best of them all, but i still like it. Yep. I guessed WHO the killer was, but the background and motive was just that so-obvious-when-you-hear-it-but-you-still-never-guesses-it style of Agatha Christie i have learnt to love. If you for example must choose between this and some other Poirot (if it's not "Death in The Clouds") you should, in my opinion, choose the other. I still like it


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