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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Death on the Nile (2004)

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Writers:
Agatha Christie (novel)
Kevin Elyot (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
12 April 2004 (Season 9, Episode 3)
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Wilson 
 
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
John Mayes 
 
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
Carli Mather .... makeup artist
Sian Miller .... makeup artist (as Sian Turner)
 
Production Management
Fiona McGuire .... executive in charge of production
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giles Butler .... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri .... first 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 prop/storeman (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
Charlotte Gray .... sound trainee (uncredited)
Mike Reardon .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... visual effects supervision
Simon Giles .... visual effects producer
Simon Giles .... visual effects supervision
Simon Hutala .... visual effects post production (as Simon Huhtala)
Ben Stallard .... visual effects post production
Melissa Butler Adams .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Adam Gascoyne .... effects compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Simon Hughes .... digital compositor: CLEAR (uncredited)
David J. Zimmerman .... data operator: CLEAR (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray Donn .... stunt double: David Suchet (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Boorer .... grip
Michael Green .... focus puller (as Mike Green)
Mike Miller .... second unit: camera operator
Phil Penfold .... best boy (as Philip Penfold)
Larry S. Prinz .... lighting gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Xandy Sahla .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
William Davies .... casting assistant (as Will Davies)
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)
Judd Watts .... post-production facilities coordinator: Pepper (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nuala Alen-Buckley .... production accountant
Diane Chittell .... production coordinator
Simon Hutala .... titles (as Simon Huhtala)
Simone Le Lievre .... publicist
Mariette Masters .... publicist
Gina Nocero .... senior publicist: A & E
Caroline O'Reilly .... script supervisor
Patrick Smith .... publicist
Ben Stallard .... titles
Karen Thrussell .... script editor
Peter Tullo .... location manager
Derek Wax .... script executive
Emily Chittell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elton Farla .... unit medic (uncredited)
Phoebe Masters .... assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Maureen O'Farrell .... choreographer (uncredited)
Sami Rafe .... location manager: Egypt (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:98 min | USA:97 min (DVD) | UK:100 min (14 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Netherlands:6 | UK:12 (video rating) (2004)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the scene at Denderah where Poirot and the others are entering the temple and the custodian is looking over the parapet, on the stones is carved a graffiti by Charles Irby and James Mangles, two Royal navy captains who were traveling in Egypt after the Napoleonic War. They helped Giovanni Battista Belzoni clear the entrance to the temple of Abu Simble in 1817. This is shown in "Egypt" (2005).See more »
Quotes:
Jacqueline De Bellefort:It's terribly easy, killing people, Monsieur Poirot. You begin to think it doesn't matter.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Death on the Nile (1978)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
loved it, 18 February 2015
Author: blanche-2 from United States

One of the best Christie books, "Death on the Nile" has again been made into a TV movie, this time with David Suchet as part of the Poirot series. Previously there was a 1978 version with Peter Ustinov. I'll admit that one was a lot more fun. Ustinov's Poirot was his own creation and fabulous, and that particular film had a fantastic cast including Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, Simon McCorkindale, Jack Warden, David Niven, and George Kennedy. Hello. Talk about star-studded.

A couple of people on this site said the way this particular episode was set up, you knew who the culprit was immediately. Actually I found both versions easy to figure out.

The story concerns a happy couple, Jacqueline de Belfort and Simon Doyle, whose relationship falls apart when Simon meets the wealthy, gorgeous Linnet Ridgeway, Jacqueline's soon-to-be-former friend. In the next scene, Linnet and Simon are married, and they're basically being stalked by Jacqueline, whose life's work is to drive both of them crazy and ruin everything they do.

So it's no surprise when Jacqueline shows up on the couple's honeymoon cruise. There's one other passenger: Hercule Poirot and his friend, Colonel Race (Edward Fox). One night, Jacqueline has a fight with Simon and shoots him. Then Linnet is found dead, though Simon was only shot in the knee and survives. Jacqueline has made no secret of wanting Linnet dead, but she was busy shooting Simon. It's up to Poirot to sort out where everyone was and what everyone heard.

Who killed Linnet? When another passenger is murdered, the situation becomes even more desperate. No dearth of suspects, including Andrew Pennington (David Soul) who has been using his position to mess with Linnet's money. We also have a thief on board, and Linnet's pearls are missing, as well as a blackmailer.

It was mentioned on the reviews here that the actress playing Jacqueline seemed to be playing her as someone who was spiteful, rather than a woman in love. I think the spite/revenge is a good choice, having known a few scorned women in my life and having been one of them myself. One does harden, one does feel betrayed especially if your fiancé takes off with your best friend.

Terrific story, still intriguing, with Suchet in top form, surrounded by a good cast. This is a dark episode. I know some people don't like the Ustinov TV adaptations, but I do. It's worth seeing just how the plot is handled, as well as being delightful.

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