With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
An infamous 'psychic' abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
Recovering from a sudden collapse, Poirot finds little comfort in doctor's orders confining him to a strict regimen at an island health resort with Captain Hastings. However, better medicine is to be found in the murder of another guest, a famous film actress, and a long list of suspects. Written by
Mark Cabot Robinson
Filmed on Burgh Island, Devon, which also inspired Christie's book "And Then There Were None". See more »
During the flashback of Hastings reading the telegram received by Arlena Stuart, he says "Send the money now or you will lose a great deal", but the word "now" does not appear in the typed telegram shown on screen. See more »
[Emily Brewster reveals that there was a hint of paleness under the tan on Arlena's body]
Chief Inspector Japp:
The paleness of death.
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As with the late Jeremy Brett and Sherlock Holmes, I can only see David Suchet as Agatha Christies "Hercule Poirot", though Peter Ustinov was a great actor. "Evil Under the Sun" is much as the Poirot mysteries of the past. The wonderful characters of Hastings(Hugh Fraser), Miss Lemon(Pauline Moran) and Chief Inspector Japp(Philip Jackson)join Poirot in the solving of a mystery on England's South Coast at a health spa. As the story continues, each character reveals a little bit more of their personalities, and the watcher sees each has gotten a reason to kill Arlena Stuart(Louise Delamere). There are several twists and turns and the ending is surprising, yet as the ending appears all the answers were already there if the watcher looks closely.
I do recommend this film for all those who love Agatha Christie and David Suchet. My only wish; I would hope that David Suchet would think seriously of making "Murder on the Orient Express".
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