Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 9, Episode 1

Five Little Pigs (14 Dec. 2003)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Five Little Pigs (original title)

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Lucy Crale enlists Poirot to investigate the fourteen-year-old murder case in which her mother was hanged for poisoning her philandering painter father.

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Caroline Crale
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Amyas Crale
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Philip Blake
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Meredith Blake
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Lucy Crale
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Elsa Greer
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Fourteen years after her mother, Caroline Crale, was hanged for the murder of her artist father Amyas Crale, Lucy Crale asks Hercule Poirot to investigate her father's death. She is convinced that her mother was innocent but is prepared to accept the truth, whatever that may be. Poirot visits in turn all five persons present when the murder took place including Amyas' best friend, Philip Blake, who was visiting the Crales when Amyas was killed; Philip's brother Meredith from whom Caroline supposedly stole the poison used to kill her husband; Elsa Greer, who was sitting for a portrait and with whom Amyas was supposedly in love; Caroline's half sister Angela who despised Amyas but believed her sister to be innocent; and Miss Williams, the governess. Having heard the tale from five different perspectives, Poirot reunites them all to identify the murderer. Written by garykmcd

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Meredith Blake is also the name given to a character in The Parent Trap (1998). See more »

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We see young Amyas painting with his left hand. As an adult, he uses his right hand. See more »

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Hercule Poirot: The truth, it has the habit of revealing itself...
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Alice Blue Gown
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from the musical "Irene"
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Heard on a recording, sung by Edith Day
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Brilliant
27 March 2004 | by (Norfolk, England) – See all my reviews

This has to be, without doubt, the best Suchet-Poirot outing so far, except perhaps "Lord Edgware Dies" in 2000. At least Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon haven't been injected clumsily into the story. A few things peeved me: Cara Lemerchant became Lucy Crale, Phillip Blake became a homosexual and Agatha Christie's autograph was all over the screen. Other than those points, the script is extremely close to the source, acting is of surprisingly high quality (We don't expect Marc Warren to be able to act - he normally can't), and Suchet's moustache is - at last! - convincing. Fans won't be disappointed; Despite some toning down of the original story, this production is definitely good viewing.


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