Poirot (1989–2013)
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Murder on the Links 

While Poirot and Hastings are holidaying in France, a businessman tells Poirot that his life is in danger. The next day he is found stabbed to death on a nearby golf course.


Andrew Grieve


Agatha Christie (novel), Anthony Horowitz (dramatized by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser ... Hastings
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ... Eloise Renauld
Damien Thomas ... Paul Renauld
Ben Pullen ... Jack Renauld (as Benjamin Pullen)
Kate Fahy Kate Fahy ... Bernadette Daubreuil
Sophie Linfield ... Marthe Daubreuil
Jacinta Mulcahy ... Bella Duveen
Terence Beesley ... Stonor
Bill Moody Bill Moody ... Giraud
Bernard Latham Bernard Latham ... Bex
Andrew Melville Andrew Melville ... Dr Hautet
Henrietta Voigts Henrietta Voigts ... Leonie
James Vaughan James Vaughan ... Adam Letts
Richard Bebb Richard Bebb ... News Commentator


Poirot and Hastings are in Deauville, and Poirot is approached by business-man Paul Renaud concerning threats by Chileans. The next morning the maid finds Madame Renaud bound and gagged and her husband's corpse is later found on a nearby golf course. Giraud, a pompous French police officer, dismissive of Poirot's reputation, lays a wager with him. The detective who fails to catch the killer must make a sacrifice. Giraud will relinquish his trade mark pipe. Poirot must shave off his moustache. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

11 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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(PBS Broadcast) | (14 episodes)

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bill Moody is dubbed. See more »


At the first train arrival, the public announcement says (in french) "Attention à la fermeture des portières" which means "Mind closing of doors". This is absurd since passengers are just going off. See more »


Hastings: A lot of golfers are very gastronomic, you know, Poirot. Nothing like eighteen holes to build up an appetite. You really ought to try it, you know; you might find you actually enjoy it.
Hercule Poirot: To hit a little ball into the little hole, in the middle of a large open field - I think it is not to the taste of Poirot.
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Version of Meitantei Akafuji Takashi: Aishi no sandoriyon (2005) See more »

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One of the greatest adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels
30 May 2017 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

This was one of the most complex Poirot mysteries I have seen and thankfully it was very well dramatized so the viewer was able to follow the nature of the crimes committed. I believe Agatha was at the height of her powers when she wrote this great novel.

David Suchet is brilliant once again as Hercule Poirot. Not only are we treated to a first class deception and murder but also to an entertaining wager as Poirot deals with an arrogant detective wishing to upstage him. Captain Hastings also has his own plot and involvement in this story. Pay close attention and enjoy this great mystery, definitely recommended.

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