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)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Crime
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 289 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (14 Feb 1993)

The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (14 Feb 1993) 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 | 38 of 70 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder mystery | See All (1) »



Release Date:

14 February 1993 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (36 episodes)
See  »

Did You Know?


Miss Lemon's first name is given to be Felicity. See more »


[last lines]
Hercule Poirot: Miss Lemon, Edwin has been arrested.
Miss Lemon: Edwin?
Hercule Poirot: Yes, M-Monsieur Graves.
Miss Lemon: Good. It's about time!
Hercule Poirot: Miss Lemon...
Miss Lemon: Do you know what he was going to do?
Hercule Poirot: Non.
Miss Lemon: He was going to have to move out of Count Foscatini's flat, so he was going to have the Count's cat destroyed. Couldn't be bothered to find a home for it.
[the cat enters, meowing loudly at Poirot]
See more »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Suspenseful, fun, well-made, another winner of the series
11 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Agatha Christie's Poirot is a truly wonderful series, always full of top notch production values, a great sense of atmosphere, well-composed music, intelligently written and interesting stories, clever dialogue with the odd funny moment and actors that play their roles with gusto. The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman is no exception, second only to The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb as the best of the fifth series and one of the standouts of the "short-story" episodes(my personal favourites being Wasp's Nest and The Chocolate Box) The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman has everything I love about the Poirot series. Superb production values, from the splendid scenery to the photography that has a very elegant and cinematic feel to it, and a hauntingly beautiful score are just two of the great things about the episode. On top of that, the writing is intelligent and moves the story along very nicely, with some comedic touches that don't jar with the mood, a meticulous atmosphere and a suspenseful and never less than thrilling story. David Suchet still continues to be outstanding as Poirot, and Hugh Fraser, Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran clearly seem to be enjoying themselves in roles that are more pivotal than other Poirots before it.

Overall, yet another winner of one of the classiest series of its kind ever made. 9/10 Bethany Cox

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
watched it on Masterpiece recently sml7799
The Labours of Hercules..what did you think? djosephh
Was Curtain the best Poirot ever? djosephh
watch it online smcbee27
Should Agatha Christie's Poirot be viewed as two separate series? AnnOnymous
When will Season 13 be released! goo-goo-ga-ga

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: