Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 3, Episode 5

Wasps' Nest (27 Jan. 1991)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Wasps' Nest (original title)

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Poirot realizes that a murder is being plotted, and with the help of Hastings' latest hobby, he sets out to prevent it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Melanie Jessop ...
Molly Deane
Claude Langton
John Boswall ...
Dr Belvedere
Kate Lynn Evans ...
Mrs Henderson (as Kate Lynn-Evans)
Model Girl
Hilary Tindall ...
Commere at Fashion Show
Julian Forsyth ...


At a village fête, Poirot runs into an old friend, John Harrison and his fiancé Molly Deane, a fashion model. Harrison invites Poirot and Hastings to tea the following week where Poirot learns that Molly had once been engaged to a local artist, Claude Langton. Poirot is puzzled by a number of apparently unrelated incidents but concludes that someone is being untruthful and that a murder is being planned. Courtesy of Hastings' new hobby, photography, Poirot knows exactly what is going to occur. Insp. Japp is hospitalized with a case of appendicitis. Written by garykmcd

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[first lines]
Chief Inspector Japp: Sorry about this, Poirot. I thought as she was here visiting with her sister it would be a simple matter for her to meet us at the station. Trouble with Mrs Japp is when she gets nattering over a cup of tea she loses all track of time. Perhaps you two better run along and we'll see you there.
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26 January 2015 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

This episode had so many quintessentially 1930s, glamorous ingredients and potentially humorous subplots - fashion and fashion models, fast cars, Hastings' foray into photography and Miss Lemon's fitness craze - along with the complete stellar cast. And yet, it didn't sparkle. I can only attribute that to heavy-handed direction. Other episodes had a lot less material to work with but managed to intrigue, awe and gently entertain us all at the same time (the one where Poirot Iearns magic tricks had me laughing from beginning to end). Poirot himself appears anguished and menacing, almost a preview of the joyless post-2000 stories that did away with all three supporting characters.

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