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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Lord Edgware Dies (2000)

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Writers:
Agatha Christie (novel)
Anthony Horowitz (dramatized by)
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Original Air Date:
19 February 2000 (Season 8, Episode 2)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent and stays true to the book...only one thing spoils it though See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Brian Farnham 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Anthony Horowitz (dramatized by)

Produced by
Brian Eastman .... producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: for A&E Television Networks
Peter Hider .... associate producer
Kris Slava .... supervising producer: for A&E Television Networks
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Webb 
 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
 
Art Direction by
Katie Driscoll  (as Katie Buckley)
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
 
Makeup Department
Sarah Grundy .... makeup artist
Kate Hodgson .... makeup artist
Pam Meager .... make-up
 
Production Management
Nick Girvan .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Mallinson .... first assistant
Ben Burt .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Chris Hider .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dave Channon .... construction
Tina Jones .... set dresser
Katie Lee .... buyer
Mickey Lennon .... property master (as Micky Lennon)
Garry Dawson .... stand by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandy MacRae .... sound recordist (as Sandy Macrae)
Sarah Morton .... sound editing
Mike Reardon .... boom operator
Ian Tapp .... dubbing mixer
Oliver Tarney .... sound editing
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jason White .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vince Goddard .... gaffer
Ricky Hall .... grip
Jamie Harcourt .... camera operator
David Hedges .... focus puller (as Dave Hedges)
Martin Cox .... electrician (uncredited)
Martin Gooch .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Lorraine Luke .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Anne Henderson .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lezli Everitt .... wardrobe
Steven Kirkby .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Everett .... post-production
Tony Tromp .... assistant editor (as Tony Trump)
Cherry Brewer .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Justin Eely .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeffrey Broom .... accounts
Roland Caine .... locations
Dawn Mortimer .... coordinator
Elizabeth West .... script supervisor (as Liz West)
Pauline Hume .... title designer (uncredited)
Jen Lambert .... unit nurse (uncredited)
Tracey Nicholls .... production secretary (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
 
Other crew
Mark Albela .... location manager
Daren Thomas .... location runner
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
120 min | UK:100 min (14 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2000)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dominic Guard and Christopher Guard are brothers in real life.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the butler falls through the airport roof you can see the inflatable crash mat when the butler lands on it.See more »
Quotes:
Poirot:Do not be anxious, madam. All will be arranged. You have my word.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Lord Edgware Dies (1934)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent and stays true to the book...only one thing spoils it though, 2 December 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Lord Edgware Dies was an excellent and intriguing book from the Queen of Crime, and this adaptation is near perfect and is very true in style and in content to it despite a few forgivable liberties. It is a vast improvement over the disappointing Murder of Roger Ackroyd, that is one of Christie's finest works, and like Cards on the Table the adaptation started off well but completely unravelled at the end. I will say what I love about these Poirot adaptations are that they are so well made and acted, especially Five Little Pigs, Sad Cypress, The ABC Murders, Peril at End House and After the Funeral. About Lord Edgware Dies, I have only one complaint of the entire adaptation, and I will say I am not the first person to point it out. At the dinner scene, the idea ideally is that Jane Wilkinson is played by two different actresses(or something along the lines of that). However, it was obvious sadly that in the adaptation, she was played by the same actress. However, putting that qualm aside, the adaptation is stunningly filmed, the sets and locations are wondrous and the costumes are beautiful. Jane Wilkinson's clothes especially are eye popping. Along with Murder in Mesopotamia, Hickory Dickory Dock and (especially) One Two Buckle My Shoe, this has to be the adaptation with the creepiest music. I remember getting jumpy every time I heard a knock on the door, and I admit it I still am. The acting is exceptional, with David Suchet impeccable as Poirot-I know I use this phrase a lot but I can't find any other glowing terms to praise his performances- and Hugh Fraser wonderfully naive as Hastings. Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran both do a great job as Japp and Miss Lemon, and John Castle is suitably odious as Lord Edgware. But Helen Grace was outstanding as Jane Wilkinson, not only she look gorgeous, but she was exactly like I imagined Jane to be. All in all, as Poirot would say, c'est magnifique! And you know what, I prefer it over the Peter Ustinov TV movie, that was good, but lacked the polish of this adaptation, which is by far one of the better ones. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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