Poirot (1989–2013)
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Lord Edgware Dies 

A beautiful actress becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her tyrannical husband - except that she has a cast-iron alibi for the night of the crime.

Director:

Brian Farnham

Writers:

Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Anthony Horowitz (dramatized by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser ... Hastings
Philip Jackson ... Chief Inspector Japp
Pauline Moran ... Miss Lemon
Helen Grace Helen Grace ... Jane Wilkinson
John Castle ... Lord Edgware
Fiona Allen ... Carlotta Adams
Dominic Guard ... Bryan Martin
Deborah Cornelius ... Penny Driver
Hannah Yelland ... Geraldine Marsh
Tim Steed Tim Steed ... Ronald Marsh
Lesley Nightingale Lesley Nightingale ... Miss Carroll
Christopher Guard Christopher Guard ... Alton
Iain Fraser Iain Fraser ... Donald Ross
Tom Beard ... Duke of Merton
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Storyline

Lady Edgware, the well-known stage actress Jane Wilkinson, has a dilemma in that her husband has consistently refused to give her a divorce. She asks Hercule Poirot to visit the man to see if there is any possibility of convincing him. Lord Edgware is nothing short of nasty, treating all those around him very badly. When he is found dead, there is no great surprise, but there certainly are a good number of suspects. The police believe Lady Edgware to be the culprit, but she has a cast-iron alibi, having attended a private dinner over the time her husband was killed. There is also the man's nephew, who would inherit his fortune, and his personal assistant, whom he treated very badly; and then there is the family butler, who clearly has his own interests at heart. Written by garykmcd

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2000 (UK) See more »

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| (14 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

Thirteen at Dinner (1985), starring Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, was also based on the book "Lord Edgware Dies." In that film David Suchet appears as Inspector Japp. See more »

Goofs

When Lucie Adams arrives to visit her sister Carlotta (who has already been murdered) her taxi pulls up on modern double yellow no parking lines. See more »

Quotes

Hastings: Don't tell me you're falling for her?
Poirot: No no no, Hastings. Poirot, he does not fall. He observes merely.
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Referenced in Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (2006) See more »

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Brilliantly simple and simply brilliant
18 March 2008 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

Lord Edgeware dies: he gets stabbed in the neck, and there are plenty of suspects around. Poirot gets involved in the case, along with his friend Captain Hastings who has just returned from Argentina after a misguided investment.

The reunion of the 4 series regulars (Suchet, Fraser, Jackson and Moran) after a couple of years gives a warm feeling to this episode, but its chief virtue remains Agatha Christie's plot. Her technique here involves a daring double-deception: she takes the obvious truth and camouflages it to the point where you never think of it! But even the little details of the story ("Paris...") are brilliant, and everything gets perfectly explained at the end. Helen Grace gives an astonishing, scene-stealing performance. This is easily in the Top 5 episodes of the series up to this point. (***1/2)


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