Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 9, Episode 4

The Hollow (26 Sep. 2004)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" The Hollow (original title)

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Poirot stumbles on the murder scene of philandering Dr. John Christow at a country estate as his mistress, his hostess, and his wife (with a revolver) stand over him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Angkatell
Claire Price ...
Gerda Christow
Tom Georgeson ...
Inspector Grange
Sir Henry Angkatell
Caroline Martin ...
Midge Hardcastle
Jamie de Courcey ...
Edward Angkatell (as Jamie De Courcey)
Ian Talbot ...
Victor Simms
Angela Curran ...
Frances Simms
Lucy Briers ...
Beryl Collins
Dale Rapley ...
Sergeant Coombes


While spending the weekend at his cottage outside London, Hercule Poirot is invited to dinner by Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. Leaving immediately after dinner, he returns the next day to find that a weekend guest, John Christo, has been shot dead. There is any number of suspects: his former lover, Veronica Cray whom he had not seen for 12 years but suddenly turned up at a nearby cottage; his wife, Gerda who was deeply hurt by his womanizing; his current mistress Henrietta Savernake; Midge Hardcastle, who was very much in love with him, but whom he constantly ignored; and Edward Angkatell, who was in love with Midge. What Poirot finds however is that the evidence equally implicates everyone just a little too equally for it all to be just by chance. Written by garykmcd

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Veronica Cray: Are you saying you don't love me?
John Christow: You are a very, very alluring woman, Veronica, but I don't "love you," no.
Veronica Cray: I came all this way to find you; waiting in this ghastly hovel for the weekend you'd appear. You see, I knew if we could be just once more together... just one more...
John Christow: You? You planned it?
Veronica Cray: Oh, you belong to me, John. You're mine.
John Christow: When I was a young man, I WANTED you to share my life and you wouldn't do it!
Veronica Cray: Because MY career was so much more important than yours. I mean, anyone can be a "...
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"PARFAIT" As Poirot Would Say
28 April 2004 | by (Casablanca) – See all my reviews

The Hollow is a wonderful murder mystery that provides all you can expect from Agatha Christie and of course Poirot. It' s set on a country house on a weekend. As always all the guests are suspects and it's up to Poirot to figure out the truth. With movies like this it's always best not to give too much away so I'll stop here. What I loved in the `Hollow' was that it's a mystery the old fashioned way. When Poirot arrives everybody is around the body for example. Everybody seems to be the culprit. There's that suspicious look and the atmosphere is just perfect for the story.

You can expect a wonderful time giving guesses as to whom did it and how and why and maybe in the end even be surprised. A cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night and you got a pretty enjoyable experience.

The actors are all very good. As a curiosity notice Edward Hardwicke who played Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes. Nice to see him after a few years. Suchet is amazing as always and fortunately is on screen most of the time.

I did find out who the murderer was but still it's not predictable and It's also very believable.

So in conclusion a great movie and as always a pleasure.

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