Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 10, Episode 2

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

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Crime
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 739 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 1 critic

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.



(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 59 titles
created 01 Jul 2011
a list of 1300 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
a list of 210 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
a list of 407 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Cards on the Table (19 Mar 2006)

Cards on the Table (19 Mar 2006) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Agatha Christie: Poirot.
« Previous Episode | 55 of 70 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaitana's Butler
Philip Bowen ...
Mr Luxmore
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:







Release Date:

19 March 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| | | (11 episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When a worker is nailing a board over a broken window at Shaitana's place, he is using a modern nail gun, not the hammer and nails that would have been used in the Thirties. See more »


Mr. Shaitana: Dr. Roberts.
Dr. Roberts: Good to see you, Shaitana. I'm not late, am I? An elderly patient called me out. She thought she had a tumor; I thought she was depressed.
Mr. Shaitana: And what did you prescribe?
Dr. Roberts: Champagne and oysters at Wilton's. She'll be right as rain by tomorrow.
Ariadne Oliver: [to Poirot] Remind me never to go to him if I'm poorly.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

4 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can understand why Christie fans hate it when they change the books. Some changes are necessary (as with the one mentioned above by another reviewer, who believed that making the character homosexual was necessary as the original motivation was now dated from a modern audience's point of view) but some are anathema to those who are fans of the original. A friend of mine loves the Wolverine Origin movie. I hate it. Not because the writers have changed details, but because they have changed the whole nature of the character and his motivation. It's the equivalent of getting to the end of the Harry Potter series (which she loves) and finding that Harry is really Voldemort's secret love child and at the end Harry marries Hermione. That's not a radical rewrite, that's a whole other story about entirely different people. I never read Christie. I love Poirot (especially the older ones). I'm going to watch this episode tonight. I expect to enjoy it. But I understand why hardcore fans don't. Conclusion? You can please all of the people...never.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Labours of Hercules..what did you think? djosephh
When will Season 13 be released! goo-goo-ga-ga
Was Curtain the best Poirot ever? djosephh
watch it online smcbee27
Elephants Can Remember. What did everyone think? djosephh
Have you ever correctly guessed the murderer? sweetiepumpkin
Discuss Cards on the Table (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: