Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 5, Episode 5

The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (14 Feb. 1993)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (original title)

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Poirot investigates the murder of an Italian count who was also the employer of Miss Lemon's new boyfriend. He soon learns that the victim was being targeted by a blackmailer.



(short story "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman"), (dramatisation)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Preston ...
Mr. Graves
Anna Mazzotti ...
Margherita Fabbri
David Neal ...
Bruno Vizzini
Mario Ascanio (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Count Foscatini
Alberto Janelli ...
Arthur Cox ...
1st Secretary
Ben Bazell ...
David Verrey ...
Janet Lees-Price ...
Miss Rider (as Janet Lees Price)


Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings find themselves investigating the murder of Count Foscatini, who was found in his flat. As it turns out, the dead man's valet, Mr. Graves, has been dating Miss Lemon and has been less than honest with her about his profession. As for the dead nobleman, the police believe he was being blackmailed. The Italian Embassy denies any knowledge of the man and denies that he had any official role in the country. Poirot doubts the veracity of their claims but also concludes that others are lying as well. Written by garykmcd

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Miss Lemon introduces to Poirot and Hastings her new "boyfriend", Mr. Graves, who is on the service of an Italian diplomat, Count Foscatini. When Foscatini is found murdered in his apartment, suspicions fall on the elusive Mario Asciano, who was apparently blackmailing him.

The most pleasant surprise of "The Adventure Of The Italian Nobleman" is that, after a series of episodes where one or more of the Hastings - Japp - Miss Lemon team were missing, here they're all back together, and with significant parts. Once again you realize how much their chemistry and perfect acting contribute to this series. This is a good episode with a variety of thrills: from Poirot getting a new perspective on the case simply by looking at the mirror, to lying flashbacks, to a car chase and a punch! (***)

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