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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tamzin Malleson ...
Stephen Lane
Rosamund Darnley
Carolyn Pickles ...
Ian Thompson ...
David Timson ...
Rosalind March ...


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 where "Evil Under the Sun" 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 »


Hercule Poirot: [upon hearing a doctor's diagnosis of his fainting at a social gathering] I demand at once a second opinion! Hercule Poirot, he is not obese!
Miss Lemon: 'Medically obese,' Mr. Poirot; it's not quite the same thing.
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Version of Evil Under the Sun (1982) See more »

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David Suchet is the perfect Poirot
15 October 2002 | by (Kiama, Australia) – See all my reviews

David Suchet makes a perfect Hercule Poirot. He has just the right level of doggedness and prissiness. This is the Agatha Christie classic (made into a rather ordinary film with Peter Ustinov) in which Poirot has to solve the murder of an actress on a holiday island (the setting this time in an island off the coast of Britain) and literally everyone on the island has a motive for murder. The key to the plot is all in the timing. This is Poirot perfect and lots of good fun.

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