The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
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Top Rated TV #184 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Numerous British and Irish acting families appeared in episodes throughout the course of the series (though usually not together): James Fox and his brother Edward Fox; the Cusack sisters Niamh Cusack, Sorcha Cusack and Sinéad Cusack; David Yelland and his daughter Hannah Yelland; Peter Penry-Jones and his son Rupert Penry-Jones; David Burke, his wife Anna Calder-Marshall, and their son Tom Burke; Christopher Guard and his brother Dominic Guard; Phyllida Law and her daughter Sophie Thompson. 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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[repeated line]
Captain Hastings: I say, Poirot!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Yes! Hercule Poirot!
18 April 2006 | by JustMezSee all my reviews

What can be said about Mr Hercule. Is it his perfectly groom mustaches? His great and always neat suits? I will tell you...His use of the little gray cells(to poirot saying "use the gray cells" is saying use your brain and look at things from a different perspective.

I have been, not only an Agatha Christie fan, but i just simply adore Poirot. He is brilliant and its fascinating the way he solves the crimes! Reading the books is good, but watching Mr. David suchet play the role in any poirot film is brilliant casting and he brings the character to life! If any of you have read the books and have not seen any of them brought to life, i suggest watching any poirot film starring suchet, you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!


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English | French

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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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