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"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Hallowe'en Party (2010)

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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Season 12: Episode 2 -- Poirot looks for ghosts from a young girl's past


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Original Air Date:
26 May 2010 (Season 12, Episode 2)
During a village's Hallowe'en party, a young girl boasts of having witnessed a murder from years before. No one believes her tale until her body is found later on in the evening, drowned in the apple-bobbing bucket. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Amelia Bullmore ... Judith Butler

Zoë Wanamaker ... Ariadne Oliver

Deborah Findlay ... Rowena Drake
Mary Higgins ... Miranda Butler

Sophie Thompson ... Mrs Reynolds

Georgia King ... Frances Drake
Ian Hallard ... Edmund Drake

Timothy West ... Reverend Cottrell

Fenella Woolgar ... Miss Whittaker
Macy Nyman ... Joyce Reynolds
Richard Breislin ... Leopold Reynolds
David Yelland ... George
Paola Dionisotti ... Mrs Goodbody

Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Michael Garfield

Paul Thornley ... Inspector Raglan

Vera Filatova ... Olga Seminoff

Phyllida Law ... Mrs Llewellyn-Smythe

Eric Sykes ... Mr Fullerton

Episode Crew
Directed by
Charlie Palmer  (as Charles Palmer)
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Mark Gatiss (screenplay)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Mary Durkan .... executive producer: for Chorion
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH Boston
Matthew Hamilton .... line producer
Mathew Prichard .... executive producer: for Chorion
David Suchet .... associate producer
Karen Thrussell .... producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
Cinematography by
Cinders Forshaw (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matthew Tabern 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Production Design by
Jeff Tessler 
Art Direction by
Miranda Cull 
Costume Design by
Sheena Napier 
Makeup Department
Bee Archer .... makeup artist
Pamela Haddock .... hair and make-up designer
Tony Lilley .... makeup artist
Eva Marieges Moore .... Mr Suchet's make-up artist
Hannah Proverbs .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kate Stannard .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Clayton .... second assistant director
Tussy Facchin .... third assistant director
Paul Judges .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tim Bonstow .... production buyer
Dave Channon .... construction manager
Robert Channon .... chargehand painter
Ron Dawling .... stand-by props (as Ron Dowling)
Fred Foster .... stand-by construction
Paul Gilpin .... supervising art director
Jim Grindley .... property master
Andrew Lavin .... stand-by art director
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props (as Richard Macmillian)
Richard MacMillan .... stand-by props
Robert Muskett .... stand-by construction (as Bob Muskett)
Jay Pales .... dressing props
Mike Rawlings .... dressing props
Mike Syson .... dressing props
Sound Department
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... re-recording mixer
Scott Jones .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ashley Reynolds .... boom operator (uncredited)
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Gibb .... focus puller
Jimmy Harris .... best boy
Dermot Hickey .... focus puller
Dean Murray .... clapper loader
Steve Murray .... camera operator
Jim Philpott .... camera grip
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Peter Davies .... electrician (uncredited)
Greg Murray .... grip assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Marie Bigby .... Mr Suchet's dresser
Tracy McGregor .... costume supervisor
Philip O'Connor .... assistant costume designer (as Phil O'Connor)
Steve O'Sullivan .... costume assistant
Sarah Ward .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colourist
Vicky Tooms .... assistant editor
Garry Maddison .... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator
Christopher Gunning .... composer: Poirot theme
English Session Orchestra .... orchestra
Samuel Karl Bohn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Goetz Botzenhardt .... music mixer (uncredited)
Dom Kelly .... musician: oboe (uncredited)
Other crew
Meriel Baistow-Clare .... script editor
Sam Baker .... production coordinator
Natasha Bayford .... press officer
Simon Blakey .... production secretary
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Ian Hallard .... script associate
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Robin Pim .... location manager
Caroline Russell .... production accountant
Joanna Sanders .... assistant production accountant
Jennie Scanlon .... script executive
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist
Mark Walledge .... assistant location manager
Julie Burnham .... unit nurse (uncredited)
Rebecca Kemp .... location assistant (uncredited)
Donna Shakesheff .... production runner (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Other crew
Mark Albela .... location manager
Daren Thomas .... location runner
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Additional Details

Australia:89 min | UK:89 min (9 episodes)

Did You Know?

Fenella Woolgar who plays Miss Whittaker in this episode, once also played Agatha Christie herself in an episode of "Dr. Who".See more »
[first lines]
Judith Butler:It doesn't have to be a masterpiece, Ariadne.
Ariadne Oliver:No, no. Better take my time. Last one looked like it had had its throat cut.
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Classic Poirot, 16 August 2011
Author: Noircitydame from United States

A longtime fan of the Poirot series, I've been pretty disappointed in the most recent offerings, so was pleasantly surprised to find this one very enjoyable and of high quality. Poirot's introduction into the story and moving the time frame to the 1930s was done seamlessly. It's also well acted, the period details are terrific, and the photography is gorgeous. Especially welcome were the touches of humor, one of the things I appreciated about the series in its earlier days that has been been missing from the more recent episodes. And, though I normally don't care for the Mrs. Oliver character particularly (either in fiction or on screen), I thought she was very good in this episode, and adds a lot. This one is right up there with my favorite vintage "Poirots."

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