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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Miss Williams
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Angela Warren
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Young Lucy
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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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Three Of the actors who appeared in Five Little Pigs also appeared in Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder at the Vicarage, Julie Cox (Elsa Greer) Played Young Miss Marple, Rachael Stirling (Caroline Crale) Played Griselda Clement and Marc Warren(Meridith Blake) Played Captain Ainsworth. 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: It is surprising, is it not, how soon in life the die is cast.
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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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I have after all this time read the reviews..I was the Set Decorator..and I have to say to work on Death on The Nile and 5 Little Pigs was a joy plus a few others... The period is my favourite . One always hopes'that one gets it right...There are'so many Poirot fans . Any slight error of period will be spotted....So I get rather paranoid to please' just that one expert of Agatha Christie... I still have one or two reminders of Death on The Nile, The menus from The Karnak. My original notes at the time...and a few small pieces that I loaned from my collection... Before this came Jeeves and Wooster with the great Eileen Diss as'designer.. Retirement is now upon me.......No more Poirot, No more Jeeves , Longitude etc..etc..I can now watch out for the errors...and stay silent ...


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