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

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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

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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 Turner .... makeup artist
 
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:
Actress Emma Griffiths-Malin browsing issue of Vogue magazine from December 1938. Where the cover page created by Toni Frissell, is a picture of a Hawaiian surfers.See more »
Quotes:
Ferguson:Some lunatic's about to take power in Germany and all we read about is how some spoilt brat stole her best friend's fiance.
Rosalie Otterbourne:Some people have everything.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Death on the Nile (1978)See more »

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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Boat, 21 August 2006
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

This is one of Christie's most popular mysteries because it works with the "impossible murder." Its also an exotic way to manage the remote country house idea, where you know exactly how many suspects there are and can map their movements within the structure.

If you aren't unhappy with the others in the Suchet series, you won't be unhappy with this. Generally, they've settled the stories into a simple BBC model, with the answer revealed at the end instead of displayed as a puzzle.

This one is worse in that regard, because this story is more of a puzzle than the others. And they go much further in telling you who the villains are even before the story itself begins.

But what'll be interesting to students of film is the way the space is used. Despite the flaws of the 1978 version, it understood that the structure of the space is a part of the puzzle. People coming and going, being seen, being heard. This version and that use the very same boat, but the difference in how things are photographed is radically different.

Its partly a matter of cost. The TeeVee budget could pay for location shots, but when they use the boat, they have to work with the physical limits of where they can put the camera. The 78 version made a studio copy of much of the boat. It had a real cinematographer — we're talking "Red Shoes" and African Queen" — and knew something about how space constrains emotional vision.

So quite apart from whatever problems you might have with BBC handle of an entire genre, and Suchet's sensibilities, there's this business about space that just might drive you crazy if you know how well it can be done.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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