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

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Agatha Christie (novel)
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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: for 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)
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?

The soundtrack music over the closing credits is an arrangement of the Poirot theme incorporating a violin line strongly reminiscent of Saint-Saëns' 'Danse Macabre', which viewers may recognize as also being the theme music used for the series "Jonathan Creek" (1997).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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good adaptation, 4 July 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Lately we've been used to seeing some Agatha Christie adaptations which take her titles, her name, and then completely alter the stories. Thankfully "Hallowe'en Party" isn't one of them. Starring the wonderful David Suchet as Poirot, a role he has been playing for 22 years, how can it miss? Also in the cast are Zoe Wannamaker as Ariadne Oliver, brilliant as ever, as well as Julian Rhind-Tutt, Deborah Findlay and Mary Higgins.

In typical Christie fashion, the story starts innocently enough at a children's Halloween party where one little girl, Joyce Reynolds, announces that she once saw a murder, but at the time, didn't realize that's what she was seeing. Joyce is known to be a big liar, so no one pays much attention...until she winds up dead. Ariadne calls her friend Poirot to look into the matter. He starts by looking into deaths that have taken place in the last five years and finds three that fit the bill. Before he is very far into his investigation, however, there is another death.

A truly excellent story with lots of twists and turns and highly recommended to Christie fans, especially those put off by the Australian Miss Marples!

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