Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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Death on the Nile 

A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline De Bellefort (as Emma Malin)
Salome Otterbourne (as Frances De La Tour)
George Antoni ...
Cruise Manager (as George Yiasoumi)


While on their honeymoon in Egypt, newlyweds Simon Doyle and Linett Ridgeway are constantly harassed by Simon's ex-fiancée Jackie De Bellefort who feels her ex-best friend has stolen the love of her life. A holidaying Hercules Poirot counsels Jackie to put an end to her antics, fearing that all of this can only end in tragedy. When one of the passengers is killed while on a cruise down the Nile, Poirot must sift through an odd assortment of passengers, all of whom may have something to hide. There is Linett's financial advisor from the US, her French maid who clearly has something to hide, the Austrian doctor who keeps mostly to himself and the left leaning philosopher who despises the rich. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

12 April 2004 (UK)  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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(DVD) | (14 episodes)


(Kodak Vision Negative Film.)|

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Fox's (Colonel Race) older brother Edward Fox appears in the very next episode The Hollow. See more »


Dr. Bessner: Doyle is ready to see you.
Jacqueline De Bellefort: Is he all right?
Dr. Bessner: Of course he is not all right. You shot him!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Love Is the Sweetest Thing
Written Ray Noble
Performed by Al Bowlly
[Final Scene]
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Good adaptation
4 June 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hercule Poirot is on holiday in Egypt. Part of his travels includes a trip down the Nile on a passenger boat. On board are a mixed selection of characters. Most notable is a wealthy heiress, Linnet Ridgeway, and her husband, Simon Doyle. Also on board is the woman Mr Doyle left for Ms Ridgeway, Jacqueline De Bellefort. In revenge for Ms Ridgeway stealing the love of her life, Ms De Bellefort has been openly following Ms Ridgeway around and generally irritating her. One night, Ms De Bellefort, in a fit of anger and jealousy, shoots and wounds Mr Doyle. The next morning Ms Ridgeway is found murdered, shot through the head. However, the only two possible suspects - Ms De Bellefort and Mr Doyle - have perfect alibis and could not possibly have killed her. Who did then?

Intriguing murder mystery, with a great twist. Not as good as the 1978 Peter Ustinov version - that had more atmosphere, better cinematography and generally was more entertaining - but the differences in quality are not large.

Supporting cast includes Edward Fox, David Soul and Emily Blunt.

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