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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Sad Cypress (2003)

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Agatha Christie (novel)
David Pirie (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
26 December 2003 (Season 9, Episode 2)
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Plot:
Elinor Carlisle seems to be the obvious murderer of her ailing aunt and the beautiful romantic rival who broke up her engagement, but Poirot uncovers darker motives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Moderately well done and entertaining See more (14 total) »

Cast

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David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Elinor Carlisle

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Roddy Winter

Kelly Reilly ... Mary Gerrard

Paul McGann ... Dr. Peter Lord

Phyllis Logan ... Nurse Hopkins

Marion O'Dwyer ... Nurse O'Brien

Diana Quick ... Mrs. Welman
Stuart Laing ... Ted Horlick
Jack Galloway ... Marsden
Geoffrey Beevers ... Seddon
Alistair Findlay ... Prosecuting Counsel
Linda Spurrier ... Mrs. Bishop
Ian Taylor ... Shopkeeper

Timothy Carlton ... Judge
Louise Callaghan ... Hunterbury Maid

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Moore 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

David Pirie (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
Melanie Viner-Cuneo 
 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Stone 
 
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
Terry Bamber .... first assistant director
David Cain .... second assistant director
Jessica Hurles-Laws .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mike Fowlie .... prop master
Kenneth Hambling .... construction manager (as Ken Hambling)
Dougie Lankston .... dressing props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor (as Sarah Morten)
Mike Reardon .... sound maintenance
Mike Reardon .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... visual effects
Simon Giles .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Ray Donn .... stunt double: David Suchet (uncredited)
Jason White .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boorer .... grip
Michael Green .... focus puller (as Mike Green)
Mike Miller .... camera operator
Phil Penfold .... best boy (as Philip Penfold)
Larry S. Prinz .... lighting gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Luan Hall .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Rab Harling .... clapper loader (uncredited)
John Hurley .... clapper loader (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
Lee Twohey .... telecine colourist
 
Other crew
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant
Diane Chittell .... production coordinator
Alan Church .... titles
Simon Giles .... titles
Mariette Masters .... publicist
Phoebe Masters .... assistant coordinator
Gina Nocero .... senior publicist: A & E
Caroline O'Reilly .... script supervisor
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist
Karen Thrussell .... script editor
Peter Tullo .... location manager
Derek Wax .... script executive
Emily Chittell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elton Farla .... medic (uncredited)
Lawrence Stevens .... floor runner (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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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:
Finland:94 min | USA:100 min (DVD) | UK:93 min (11 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:12 (video rating) (2004)

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Trivia:
The title refers to lines from William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night": "Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Poirot gets into a taxi he asks to be taken to 'The British Library.' This was not created until 1973. He should have asked for 'The British Museum' or 'The British Museum Library.'See more »
Quotes:
Nurse Hopkins:As I said before, Mr. Poirot, let the dead rest in peace.
Hercule Poirot:Not when one has to consider the living.
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9 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Moderately well done and entertaining, 1 March 2005
Author: notmicro from Seattle

Another one of those "as suggested by the novel" types of productions. After watching it, I went back and read the book. This version is kind of like what you'd get if you dropped the book in a blender, then started picking out bits and stringing them together. Although it strays considerably from the original, it begins and ends in pretty much the same place, and the arc of the original story stays generally intact. Plus since the book isn't one of Christie's better novels, it doesn't much matter. The production is done in a relentlessly dark and moody style that works OK, although why they made such a big deal out of the elevator in the house I don't know; its one of the things not in the original at all, and its an expensive prop that didn't add anything for me.

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