Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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Evil Under the Sun 

Poirot's rehabilitative health retreat on an island resort becomes an even more stimulating mental exercise when a flirtatious film star is found strangled on a nearby beach.



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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

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13 July 2003 (USA)  »

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The hotel at Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, where this episode was filmed, is the one where Agatha Christie wrote the book "Evil Under the Sun". See more »


As Miss Lemon walks out of Blackridge Station, a crew member is visible. He's standing in the passageway as people walk by and is wearing a short-sleeve shirt, modern khaki pants and a gold watch on his right wrist. A walkie-talkie is attached to his belt. 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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Version of Evil Under the Sun (1982) See more »

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One of the best, and certainly more famous, Poirot mysteries
31 May 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hercule Poirot suffers a suspected heart attack while eating at Captain Hastings' new restaurant. His doctor suggests he rest, lose weight and get some exercise. A few days into this regime, Miss Lemon discovers a health resort on an island off Devon - perfect for Poirot. Poirot is packed off to the resort, with Hastings to accompany him. The other guests turn out to be an intriguing lot, with infidelity and hatred abounding. The centre of much of the infidelity and hatred is Arlena Stuart, the wife of wealthy Lionel Marshall. When she is found murdered, everyone's a suspect, but everyone seems to have a watertight alibi.

One of the best, if not the best Poirot, mysteries. Made famous by the 1982 movie starring Peter Ustinov as Poirot, it has a clever- yet-not-far-fetched plot. Poirot mysteries can sometimes be too complex and far-fetched, resulting in them being implausible , and unsolvable by the viewer. On the other hand, you don't want them to be too easy. Evil Under The Sun is clever yet plausible and solvable.

This is almost as good an adaptation as the 1982 Peter Ustinov movie. David Suchet is in top form and the murderer is not given away too easily. Nice setting and scenery too.

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