Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles 

Hastings renews his friendship with Poirot and involves him in the mysterious poisoning of the mistress of a manor house married to a man twenty years her junior.

Director:

Ross Devenish

Writers:

Agatha Christie (by), Clive Exton (dramatized by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser ... Lieutenant Hastings
Philip Jackson ... Chief Inspector Japp
Beatie Edney ... Mary Cavendish
David Rintoul ... John Cavendish
Gillian Barge ... Mrs. Inglethorp
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Alfred Inglethorp
Joanna McCallum ... Evie Howard
Anthony Calf ... Lawrence Cavendish
Allie Byrne Allie Byrne ... Cynthia Murdoch
Lala Lloyd Lala Lloyd ... Dorcas
Michael Godley Michael Godley ... Dr. Wilkins
Morris Perry ... Mr. Wells
Penelope Beaumont Penelope Beaumont ... Mrs. Raikes
David Savile David Savile ... Summerhaye
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Storyline

Recovering from the horrors of World War I, British Army officer Arthur Hastings hopes to find peace and quiet at a country manor in the English countryside. But when the matriarch dies during the night from strychnine poisoning, Hastings enlists the help of an old friend staying nearby with other war refugees to help solve the murder: former Belgian police detective Hercule Poirot. Written by Mark Limvere-Robinson

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1990 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (14 episodes)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

French title: "La mystérieuse affaire de Styles". See more »

Goofs

The story is set in 1917 and shown at the beginning of the film says, "General Haig attacks..." yet Haig was promoted to Field Marshall on 1st January 1917 so would not have been called General. See more »

Quotes

Mary Cavendish: It's all over now.
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Connections

Referenced in Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (2006) See more »

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Intriguing and nostalgic
27 March 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

World War 1 and British Army officer Arthur Hastings is recuperating in a quiet manor in the English countryside. When a woman is murdered in the household, Hastings enlists the help of an old friend to solve the mystery - Hercule Poirot.

Intriguing and quite nostalgic. This is the mystery that cemented the Poirot-Hastings partnership. So quite an historic feel to it.


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