Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 6, Episode 4

Dumb Witness (31 Oct. 1996)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Dumb Witness (original title)

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An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is trying to kill her for her money. He persuades her to disinherit her heirs, but she is murdered anyway.

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Ann Morrish ...
Emily Arundel
Patrick Ryecart ...
Charles
Kate Buffery ...
Theresa
Paul Herzberg ...
Jacob
Julia St John ...
Bella
Norma West ...
Wilhemina
Jonathan Newth ...
Dr Grainger
Pauline Jameson ...
Isabel Tripp
Muriel Pavlow ...
Julia Tripp
Pat O'Toole ...
Geoffrey Freshwater ...
Sgt Keeley
Jestyn Phillips ...
Steward
Tobias Saunders ...
Alexis
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Hastings is invited by his friend Charles Arundell to be at hand when he tries to break a water speed record on a Berkshire country lake, but his boat's engine fails him. At a subsequent reception at the estate of Charles' well-to-do aunt, Poirot and the other guests witness her refusal to continue to underwrite Charles' expensive hobby, and he threatens her. Later, when she is almost killed in a freak accident involving her pet fox terrier Bob, she confides to Poirot that she suspects a family member of trying to kill her to gain part of her estate. The detective advises her to disinherit her grasping relatives and name a friend as beneficiary. Despite this precaution, she dies abruptly under questionable circumstances, but the local authorities refuse to authorize an autopsy. Suspecting foul play, Poirot looks to his wits as well as the Arundell dog, who remains a silent witness to murder. Written by G. Taverney (DUKE1029@AOL.COM)

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The portrait painting of General John Laverton Arundell also features in Agatha Christie: Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991) in two scenes within the Military Club. See more »

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A modern mercury vapor street light is briefly visible as a man is pushing a cart along a town street towards the camera as it pans right, just before Emily meets with Jacob in the coffee shop. See more »

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Hercule Poirot: In my book, as you say, monsieur, everyone is a suspect.
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If there was an award for animals, Bob should've got one!
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While I haven't read the book in a long time, I will agree that it is not among Miss Christie's best. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it, but I just prefer other books that she wrote namely Death on the Nile and Murder of Roger Ackroyd. This adaptation, while taking some major liberties such as the omission of the suicide of the murderer and the murder of Dr Grainger, is still very absorbing with a huge amount to like. One was that the Lake District scenery was absolutely splendid, and the costumes was just as good. The music was stunning, and the acting was very good indeed. David Suchet is impeccable as Poirot, as you would expect(though I must find some other positive to describe Suchet's performance, perhaps outstanding would do), Hugh Fraser is entertaining as Hastings and Ann Morrish is effective as Emily Arrundel, her character's death was wonderfully eerie. Julia St. John is good as Bella, and Pauline Jameson and Muriel Pavlow do a great job as the batty Tripp sisters. But my favourite of all was the fox terrier Bob. Not only was he very cute but very well trained, and I must say if there was an award for animals Bob should've got one. All in all, very well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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