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
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 »
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 »
I love David Suchet's portrayal of Hercule Poirot. He succeeds Albert Finney and Sir Peter Ustinov in the television program of the series. David Suchet is fine and entertaining in his performance but you can't ignore that mustache that seems so fake. While the story is a mystery surrounded by possible suspects, Poirot has Hastings (Played by Hugh Fraser) and Miss Lemon. I enjoyed Carolyn Pickles in the role of Mrs. Brewster but I am not familiar with the other cast members who all did admirable jobs in bringing Dame Agatha Christie's mystery alive to recent audiences. I don't think they'll ever be anybody else to play Hercule Poirot as well as David Suchet. Sure there was Ustinov and even Albert Finney, but Suchet seems perfectly suited to the character. The film is pretty good even if you're not a regular fan of the series.
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