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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Five Little Pigs (2003)

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Agatha Christie (novel)
Kevin Elyot (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
14 December 2003 (Season 9, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Lucy Crale enlists Poirot to investigate the fourteen-year-old murder case in which her mother was hanged for poisoning her philandering painter father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Splendidly-crafted adaptation of one of the better Poirot books! See more (28 total) »

Cast

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David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot

Rachael Stirling ... Caroline Crale

Aidan Gillen ... Amyas Crale

Toby Stephens ... Philip Blake

Marc Warren ... Meredith Blake

Aimee Mullins ... Lucy Crale

Julie Cox ... Elsa Greer

Gemma Jones ... Miss Williams

Sophie Winkleman ... Angela Warren

Talulah Riley ... Young Angela

Patrick Malahide ... Depleach

Annette Badland ... Mrs. Spriggs
Roger Brierley ... Judge

Richard Teverson ... Hollinghurst
Melissa Suffield ... Young Lucy
Lottie Unwin ... Young Caroline
Darien Smith ... Young Amyas
Jacek Bilinski ... Young Philip
Joel de Temperley ... Young Meredith (as Joel De Temperley)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Unwin 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Kevin Elyot (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Phil Clymer .... executive producer: Chorion plc
Delia Fine .... executive producer: for A&E Television Networks
Leila Kirkpatrick .... line producer
Margaret Mitchell .... producer
Emilio Nunez .... supervising producer: for A&E Television Networks
David Suchet .... associate producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Martin Fuhrer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jon Costelloe 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Fleur Whitlock 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Rimmell 
 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Cooper .... makeup designer
Rupert Simon .... makeup artist
Sian Turner .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fiona McGuire .... executive in charge of production
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gareth Tandy .... first assistant director
Paula Turnbull .... second assistant director
Jessica Hurles-Laws .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Zealey .... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Steve Ede .... construction manager
John Hogan .... prop master
Dougie Lankston .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Mike Reardon .... sound maintenance
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Nigel Squibbs .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... visual effects
Simon Giles .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Ray Donn .... stunt double: David Suchet (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boorer .... grip
Keith McNamara .... focus puller
Mike Miller .... camera operator
Phil Penfold .... best boy (as Philip Penfold)
Larry S. Prinz .... lighting gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Rab Harling .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ed Jones .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Rupert Power .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maureen Duff .... casting
Claire Saunders .... casting assistant
Gail Stevens .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamar Zaig .... assistant costume designer
Jason Gill .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Anya Dillon .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant
Adam Browne .... location manager
Diane Chittell .... production coordinator
Alan Church .... titles
Simon Giles .... titles
Phoebe Masters .... assistant coordinator
Carol Thompson .... script supervisor
Karen Thrussell .... script editor
Derek Wax .... script executive
Emily Chittell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elton Farla .... unit medic (uncredited)
Lawrence Stevens .... floor runner (uncredited)
 

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Sound Department
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
 
Other crew
Mark Albela .... location manager
Daren Thomas .... location runner
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
100 min | Finland:94 min | UK:93 min (11 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M | UK:12 (video rating) (2004)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: We see young Amyas painting with his left hand. As an adult, he uses his right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Hercule Poirot:It is surprising, is it not, how soon in life the die is cast.See more »
Soundtrack:
First GNOSSIENNESee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Splendidly-crafted adaptation of one of the better Poirot books!, 15 May 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I saw this when it first aired in 2003, when I was 11, and I was very impressed, really I was. Two years ago, I read the book, and I personally think the book is up there among the best with Death on the Nile and Murder in Mesopotamia. What impressed me most with the TV adaptation, which I got on video recently, was that some of the scenes, like the hanging scene, were genuinely haunting, and that's what I want to feel in a mystery. The music score gave that haunted feeling and some poignancy, in an already complicated story. As far as I can remember, the overall structure was faithful to the book, and I also liked the actress of Caroline Crale, as you really feel for her, and Amias was certainly hissable here in the way they made him behave. Marc Warren and Gemma Jones also do well as Meridith and Mrs Williams. Also what the writers got right were Angela's disfigurement and although it was changed, the ending with Lucy in the lovely dress was very effective. As ever, David Suchet is impeccable as Hercule Poirot, and he is helped by a brooding script. However there were two things I didn't like about the adaptation- the idea of Blake being homosexual(I don't think that was in the book), and Julie Cox was perhaps too old for Elsa. All in all, technically and visually it's a delight to look at, and I enjoyed this adaptation very much, though I do prefer the book. 9/10 Bethany Cox.

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