Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups ... See full summary »
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Very enjoyable -- a pity there are only seven episodes
It's a pity this gentle, low-key comedy-drama didn't attract a bigger audience. It deserved to. My wife and I were delighted by this light, witty, thoroughly enjoyable series.
Anton Rogers was absolutely perfect in the role of Detective Inspector Purbright, and it was a lot of fun to see Christopher Timothy (whom we had come to love as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small) as Detective Sergeant Love. There is good chemistry between the two of them -- essential in a police drama of this kind. Moray Watson as the Chief Constable and Brenda Bruce as the ever-so-slightly-nefarious Lucilla Teatime also add wonderful color.
All things considered, this little gem was far better than a number of other British mystery series that got higher ratings.
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