Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 7, Episode 1

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2 Jan. 2000)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Crime
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 891 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 4 critic

Poirot comes out of retirement when his industrialist friend is brutally murdered a short while after a local widow who was suspected of killing her husband commits suicide.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (dramatized by)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $8.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4829 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 523 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (02 Jan 2000)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (02 Jan 2000) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Agatha Christie: Poirot.
« Previous Episode | 46 of 70 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Dr. Sheppard
Malcolm Terris ...
Roger Ackroyd
Selina Cadell ...
Caroline Sheppard
Daisy Beaumont ...
Ursula Bourne
...
Flora Ackroyd
Nigel Cooke ...
Geoffrey Raymond
...
Ralph Paton
Roger Frost ...
Parker
Vivien Heilbron ...
Mrs. Ackroyd
...
Inspector Davis
Rosalind Bailey ...
Mrs. Ferrars
Liz Kettle ...
Mrs. Folliott
Charles Simon ...
Hammond
Edit

Storyline

Living quietly in the small village of King's Abbot, sleuth Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of successful industrialist Roger Ackroyd. The number of potential killers is almost as great as the population of the village itself. As Poirot investigates he sees that there might be a connection to the suicide of a local woman, and the death the previous year of her husband. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 2000 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (14 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the airport a modern day Cessna can be seen taking off. See more »

Quotes

Roger Ackroyd: There is evil in this village, Poirot. Downright evil.
See more »

Connections

Version of Alibi (1931) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Great Disappointment

For those of you who have NOT read the novel by the same name by Agatha Christie, you may indeed think my criticism of this adaptation somewhat harsh. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is easily one of the greatest mystery novels and particularly one of Christie's best ever written. It is a great novel and is definitely a hard one to truly bring to the screen(small screen in this case)entirely faithful. Allowances must be made, but the script from this adaptation meanders a good deal from much of the source material. I did not like the framing device used. Why not have the narrator in the novel narrate? How bout that hokey ending with its proverbial "shootout" to get the audience's attention? And what about Poirot cracking the case in question? These major departures from the book greatly diminished my favor with this film. It is done very stylishly. The acting is as always very good. David Suchet makes the best Poirot and certainly the most faithful to the books. But this mystery has been twisted and contorted too much so that I can only faintly see Christie. What a shame! I would have really liked to see how Suchet and company could tackle this innovative novel. I came, I saw, I sighed!


21 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ugh, the American accents gardnert73
Agatha Christie plots that wouldn't work in the present-day... sn939
OT: The Monogram Murders sn939
Was Curtain the best Poirot ever? djosephh
The Labours of Hercules..what did you think? djosephh
Have you ever correctly guessed the murderer? sweetiepumpkin
Discuss The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?