Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 2, Episode 6

Double Sin (11 Feb. 1990)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Double Sin (original title)

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A young woman is delivering a set of antique Napoleon miniatures to an American collector when they are stolen from her suitcase. Captain Hastings, under Poirot's guidance, sets out to find the thief.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Kotz ...
Norton Kane
Caroline Milmoe ...
Mary Durrant
Miss Penn
David Hargreaves ...
Sergeant Vinney
Gerard Horan ...
Police Constable Flagg
Mr Baker Wood (as Michael J. Shannon)
Amanda Garwood ...
Lady Amanda Manderley
Paul Gabriel ...
Speedy Tours Rep.
Harry Goodier ...
Billy Arkwright
Jeffrey S. Perry ...
Hotel Receptionist (as Jeffrey Perry)
Anne Small ...


A bored Hercule Poirot announces that he is going to retire and suggests that he and Captain Hastings go to the seaside for a short holiday. While there, they meet a pleasant young woman who is delivering a set of miniature portraits to an American buyer on behalf of her aunt, an antiques dealer. When they arrive at their destination she is shocked to find that the miniatures are missing and that the American had already bought them from an elderly lady more than an hour before. As Poirot has retired he leaves the case in the hands of Hastings who slowly puts the facts together and not surprisingly comes to the wrong conclusion. In the end, it is left to Poirot to suggest the solution to the crime and brings all of the parties together for an interesting lunch. Written by garykmcd

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Episode takes place partly in the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire, England opened in 1933. Restored in 2008. It is built in the style of Art Deco / Streamline Moderne. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Hastings: Isn't it bracing, Poirot?
Hercule Poirot: Bracing, Hastings?
Captain Hastings: The weather.
Hercule Poirot: No, it is cold and wet. Did you know, Hastings, that the earth is cooling at a rate of three degrees every twelve thousand years?
Captain Hastings: No, I didn't know that, no.
Hercule Poirot: Ah.
Captain Hastings: Still, beautiful fountain, isn't it?
Hercule Poirot: It's feeble, Hastings. Fountains used to be more vigorous. Artistic too.
Captain Hastings: I don't know what's wrong with you today, Poirot. Nothing seems good enough for you.
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good episode
17 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some nice humor to be had in "Double Sin" from the Poirot series.

Depressed, Poirot has decided to retire. Not enough attention, no interesting cases -- he decides that he and Hastings need a trip to the seashore. They meet a young woman who is carrying some valuable miniatures to show a prospective buyer. Her aunt is an antique dealer confined to a wheelchair. The miniatures are stolen, and Hastings appeals to Poirot for help. But sadly, Poirot can't help. He's retired.

Of course, Poirot has a reason for wanting to go to the seashore -- as we soon learn. And Hastings, in his own well-meaning but inept way, tries to solve the mystery of the missing miniatures.

Fun episode, with the actors in top form, and a few red herrings along the way. There's nothing like a depressed Poirot and his sad "mon amis" to brighten one's day.

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