Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 11, Episode 2

Cat Among the Pigeons (21 Jun. 2009)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Cat Among the Pigeons (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Crime
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 706 users  
Reviews: 14 user

A foreign revolution, a kidnapped princess, and a trove of priceless rubies are linked to a prestigious girls' school, where staff members are brutally murdered.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 68 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 02 Dec 2011
 
a list of 4111 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 9 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cat Among the Pigeons (21 Jun 2009)

Cat Among the Pigeons (21 Jun 2009) on IMDb 8/10

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 | 59 of 70 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Miss Bulstrode
Raji James ...
Prince Ali
Adam De Ville ...
Bob Rawlinson
Don Gallagher ...
Mr Forbes
Georgie Glen ...
Mrs Forbes (as Georgie Glenn)
Georgia Cornick ...
Patricia Forbes
Carol MacReady ...
Miss Johnson (as Carol Macready)
...
Miss Rich
Susan Wooldridge ...
Miss Chadwick
Natasha Little ...
Ann Shapland
...
Princess Shaista
...
Adam Goodman
...
Miss Blake
...
Mlle Blanche
Edit

Storyline

When the middle-Eastern country of Ramat is over-run by anti-monarchist revolutionaries, the surviving heir to the throne, Princess Shaista, is spirited away to safety in a small girls' school, Meadowbank, which is run by the progressive Miss Bulstrode. However, when the bullying games mistress Miss Springer is found stabbed through the chest with a javelin, it appears that Meadowbank may not be the haven it promised to be. As Poirot assists Inspector Kelsey, they begin to find that some of the staff may not be quite what they appear, a situation which is compounded when another teacher, Mademoiselle Blanche is found dead and Princess Shaista is kidnapped from the school. With the princess' life in peril, and the prized rubies of Ramat missing, it is up to Poirot to discover who is the cat among the pigeons. Written by shanty_sleuth

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(11 episodes) | (US dvd release)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 widescreen
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Katie Leung's first non-Potter role. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bob Rawlinson: You've left it too late, sir. I said so.
Prince Ali: I know, Bob. I know.
Bob Rawlinson: The game's up, I'm afraid, chum.
Prince Ali: Fair enough. You did get them out, though? You're sure of it.
Bob Rawlinson: Safe as houses. I swear it.
Prince Ali: Ready, then?
Bob Rawlinson: Ready.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly well done adaptation of one of Christie's middling books
23 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fully expecting Cat Among the Pigeons to be dreadful, given that the source material is not one of Christie's stronger novels. Imagine my surprise when I watched this stylish, fun adaptation, done with tongue firmly in cheek. For some reason, the campy parts of the book actually translated well to screen (even the "orientalist" flashbacks to the Middle East), and the novel's plot was already so far-fetched that for once the screenwriters didn't change very much (the deletion of one minor character changes very little). Harriet Walter is a delight to watch, as always, and the rest of the casting was also spot on. The ending, which sees Poirot trying to find a way to thank one of the students for her assistance, was actually rather touching, and was a distinct improvement on the novel's.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best of the recent Poirot adaptations, and featuring more humor and wit than many of the others, which have become quite a lot darker than was the original television series.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
watched it on Masterpiece recently sml7799
Was Curtain the best Poirot ever? djosephh
OT: The Monogram Murders sn939
The Labours of Hercules..what did you think? djosephh
watch it online smcbee27
Should Agatha Christie's Poirot be viewed as two separate series? AnnOnymous
Discuss Cat Among the Pigeons (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?