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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 

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.



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


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 <>

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2 January 2000 (UK)  »

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Hercule Poirot: Now I give up on you. You shall torment me no longer. I will KILL you!
[throws vegetable marrow from the garden, and it lands near Dr. Sheppard's feet]
Hercule Poirot: Sacre - ! My dear doctor, I beg of you a thousand pardons, but these vegetable marrows, they have driven me to the edges of barbarity! Ah, please to forgive me. I am ashamed; I prostrate myself.
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If you have read the book this movie will disappoint you.
9 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Agatha Christie is a Master of Mystery and her writings are classic. "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" is one of her best and should have been a great movie. However, this movie bears very little resemblance to the book, especially at the end. I suppose the writers thought her ending would be too tame for today's audiences. Just once I wish someone would make an Agatha Christie movie that is faithful to her writing

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