Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 1, Episode 3

The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (22 Jan. 1989)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (original title)

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Poirot tries to prevent the kidnapping of a country squire's son. While his plan fails, all is not what it seems.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Marcus Waverly
Julia Chambers ...
Ada Waverly
Dominic Rougier ...
Johnnie Waverly
Patrick Jordan ...
Carol Frazer ...
Jessie Withers
Sandra Freeman ...
Miss Collins
Robert Putt ...
Patrick Connor ...
Phillip Manikum ...
Jona Jones ...
Jonathan Magnanti ...


Mr. Waverly, a man whose wealth belongs to his rich wife, comes to engage Poirot's services. He has had a letter telling him that his little son Johnnie will be kidnapped for ransom. Although Poirot is present at the Waverly home, the kidnapping goes ahead but all is not as it first seems. Written by don @ minifie-1

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third film in the long-running series
9 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly" is from the first season of "Agatha Christie's Poirot," which is still running today. David Suchet is probably the closest to the books in his interpretation of Poirot - so much so that when one sees him speaking with his native British accent, it comes as a shock.

The story concerns a man who comes to Poirot with a note from a kidnapper saying that the man's son will be kidnapped on a certain day at noon. Scotland Yard wasn't interested. Poirot and Hastings travel to the man's estate and finally, Scotland Yard does show up. But despite all of this, the boy is kidnapped.

I figured this out in about two minutes, but I can't figure out if I'm smart or if I saw this in 1989.

Enjoyable, but there are better episodes of "Poirot."

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