Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 7, Episode 2

Lord Edgware Dies (19 Feb. 2000)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Lord Edgware Dies (original title)

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A beautiful actress becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her tyrannical husband - except that she has a cast-iron alibi for the night of the crime.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Grace ...
Fiona Allen ...
Tim Steed ...
Lesley Nightingale ...
Christopher Guard ...
Iain Fraser ...
Tom Beard ...


Lady Edgware, the well-known stage actress Jane Wilkinson, has a dilemma in that her husband has consistently refused to give her a divorce. She asks Hercule Poirot to visit the man to see if there is any possibility of convincing him. Lord Edgware is nothing short of nasty, treating all those around him very badly. When he is found dead, there is no great surprise, but there certainly are a good number of suspects. The police believe Lady Edgware to be the culprit, but she has a cast-iron alibi, having attended a private dinner over the time her husband was killed. There is also the man's nephew, who would inherit his fortune, and his personal assistant, whom he treated very badly; and then there is the family butler, who clearly has his own interests at heart. Written by garykmcd

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The 1985 film 'Thirteen At Dinner (1985) (TV)', starring Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, was also based on the book "Lord Edgware Dies." In that film David Suchet appears as Inspector Japp. See more »


When Lucie Adams arrives to visit her sister Carlotta (who has already been murdered) her taxi pulls up on modern double yellow no parking lines. See more »


Hastings: Don't tell me you're falling for her?
Poirot: No no no, Hastings. Poirot, he does not fall. He observes merely.
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Version of Thirteen at Dinner (1985) See more »

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Stays True To The Plot
25 June 2000 | by ( Canada) – See all my reviews

Unlike "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", as far as I remember it stays EXACTLY the same as the book. As usual, the ending is quite a suprise. David Suchet (who played Japp himself, without a script, and admires Philip Jackson) shines as usual, but I thought Hugh Fraser looked somewhat plumper. A re-make of a stupid TV movie called "Agatha Christie's Thirteen at Dinner", which had an aging Peter Ustinov as Poirot and, as I before mentioned, Suchet as Japp. Enjoyable whodunit.

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