Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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Elephants Can Remember 

Ariadne Oliver becomes an amateur sleuth when her goddaughter tasks her to find out the truth behind her parents' mysterious deaths.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Lukis ...
General Ravenscroft
Lady Ravenscroft
Mrs. Burton-Cox
Doctor Willoughby
Detective Inspector Beale
Celia Ravenscroft
Julia Carstairs
Zelie Rouxelle
Mrs. Buckle
Hazel Douglas ...
Mrs. Matcham
Jo-Anne Stockham ...
Mrs. Willoughby
Desmond Burton-Cox


Ariadne Oliver is accosted by the unpleasant Mrs Burton-Cox, whose son Desmond has hopes of marrying Ariadne's beautiful goddaughter Celia Ravenscroft. But Mrs Burton-Cox will not give her blessings to the match until she learns the truth of the deaths of Celia's parents, who were found shot to death on the grounds of their estate a decade before. Were they murdered, or was it a suicide pact? If they were murdered, who shot whom? Despite being insulted by the woman's impertinence, Ariadne is nevertheless drawn to the cold case by curiosity, and resolves to find out the truth when she is persuaded by Celia herself. When she turns to Poirot for assistance, however, she finds him already preoccupied investigating the murder of an elderly psychiatrist who was the father of a personal friend. So Ariadne sets out to solve the Ravenscroft affair herself, with the mantra that 'elephants can remember' - no matter how much time has passed and how much people who were acquainted with the ... Written by shanty_sleuth

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Release Date:

11 August 2014 (USA)  »

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(9 episodes)


(Kodak Vision Color Negative Film)

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1.78 : 1
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Excellent Episode
1 February 2014 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

In a very complicated plot, Poirot must find out the killer of a psychiatrist by first establishing the motive. The psychiatrist was found dead in his hydrotherapy bath.

But his friend Ariadne also wants wants him to find the motive for an apparent murder-suicide 13 years previously. The "murder-suicide" couple were found shot at the top of a cliff. Poirot is rather irritated that while he is trying to solve this recent murder case, Ariadne is preoccupied with a case long past dismissed as a murder-suicide.

Poirot's powers of deduction do not disappoint!

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