The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
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Series cast summary:
David Suchet ...  Hercule Poirot 70 episodes, 1989-2013
Hugh Fraser ...  Captain Hastings / ... 43 episodes, 1989-2013
Philip Jackson ...  Chief Inspector Japp / ... 40 episodes, 1989-2013
Pauline Moran ...  Miss Lemon 32 episodes, 1989-2013
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This whodunit series based on Dame Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, was named after its star sleuth, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), a famous former Belgian Policeman, who settled for good in London after the war, soon so famous as an infallible private detective that he becomes a society figure in his own right. In each episode, Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery, mostly murder(s), for a paying client or otherwise catching his attention, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) and/or his Scotland yard "friendly rival" Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson). Written by KGF Vissers

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Hercule Poirot was named after two other fictional detectives of the time: Marie Belloc Lowndes's Hercule Popeau and Frank Howel Evans's Monsieur Poiret, a retired Belgian Police Officer living in London. Poirot also bore a resemblance to A.E.W. Mason's Inspector Hanaud of the French Sûreté. See more »

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The opening music and titles to Poirot together set the scene that these are tales from the 1930's. Towards the end of the titles, a stylised and complete Battersea Power Station is shown, which was built in two phases the second of which was not finished until the early 1950's. See more »

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Captain Hastings: [Repeated line] Good Lord!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits has Poirot disembark at a train station and bow to the viewer. See more »

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Great show

A literary legend became a TV phenomenon when David SUCHET took on the role of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most famous sleuth. Suchet's Poirot became the most-watched detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit all over again on A&E. Now, all 36 one-hour episodes from the series are available in this 12-disc Classic Collection. Using his "little Grey cells" and aided by the affable Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Poirot unravels the thorniest cases without mussing a hair of his famously sculpted mustache. Lush art deco period details and scripts infused with delicious Christie wit make these mysteries irresistible.

Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran. Director: Andrew Grieve, Edward Bennett.


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UK

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English | French

Release Date:

18 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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(14 episodes) | (36 episodes) | (20 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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