Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 10, Episode 2

Cards on the Table (19 Mar. 2006)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Cards on the Table (original title)

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The enigmatic, sinister Mr. Shaitana, one of London's richest men, invites 8 guests, 4 of them possible murderers and 4 'detectives' to his opulent apartment.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaitana's Butler
Philip Bowen ...
Mr Luxmore
Cordelia Bugeja ...
Mrs Luxmore
Zigi Ellison ...
Mrs Craddock
Major Despard
Dr Roberts
Miss Burgess
Mrs Lorrimer
Miss Meredith
Jenny Ogilvie ...
Colonel Hughes
Serge Mureau


Hercule Poirot finds himself investigating the murder of his dinner host, Mr. Shaitana, who was stabbed in the heart while his guests played bridge. There are eight guests and Poirot finds himself in the company of three other investigators. The foursome interview each of the other guests in turn but make little headway until Poirot manages to reconstruct the various bridge hands played at the suspects' table. In doing so, he is able to identify one particular action that leads him to identify the killer. Written by garykmcd

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During the party, Shaitana talks to a waiter and pushes him towards Poirot and Mrs. Oliver. When Shaitana pushes him, there is one cocktail glass on the tray carried by the waiter. When he approaches Poirot and Mrs. Oliver, there are two. See more »


[Hercule Poirot attends a party at Mr. Shaitana's home]
Mr. Shaitana: My dear Monsieur Poirot, come in, come in. How simply divine to see you.
Hercule Poirot: Monsieur Shaitana.
Mr. Shaitana: I don't know if you know the famous Mrs. Oliver.
Hercule Poirot: Ah, yes, of course I do. Enchante, Madame.
Ariadne Oliver: Hello, Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: I did not realize you accepted this kind of invitation, Madame.
Ariadne Oliver: Oh, well, Mr. Shaitana can be awfully persuasive.
Mr. Shaitana: We met at a literary dinner. Mrs. Oliver was the guest of honor.
Ariadne Oliver: Oh, yes, it was the Crime Writers Circle, wasn't it? Come to think...
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Sad Cinedux
11 April 2009 | by (Auckland,New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I expect Suchet's next effort will be,"Murder on the Orient Express,the Musical". I dunno who dunnit.There seems to be some sort of conspiracy against Christiephiles. Poirot episodes just get sillier and sillier. Mcewan's Marple was awful from the word go. I loved early Poirot/Hastings episodes,couldn't fault them.They were, not overly expensive productions that thoroughly entertained.Now I find myself feeling decidedly awkward as I watch one lavish catastrophe after another. I try to be fair,I recognise not all of Agatha's stories are as good as others but this production team has made a pig's ear of a couple of brilliant tales just recently. Quelle horreur!

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