Agatha Christie's 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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief Inspector Japp
Helen Grace ...
Jane Wilkinson
Lord Edgware
Fiona Allen ...
Carlotta Adams
Penny Driver
Geraldine Marsh
Tim Steed ...
Ronald Marsh
Lesley Nightingale ...
Miss Carroll
Christopher Guard ...
Iain Fraser ...
Donald Ross
Tom Beard ...
Duke of Merton


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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19 February 2000 (UK)  »

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Dominic Guard (Bryan Martin) and Christopher Guard (Alton) are brothers in real life. See more »


At one point two characters are described leaving the Royal Opera at Covent Garden at the interval between Act II and Act III of the opera that night, which is revealed earlier in the story to be Mozart's Don Giovanni. One of the most famous and popular operas ever written, Don Giovanni has only two acts. See more »


Poirot: Do not be anxious, madam. All will be arranged. You have my word.
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Parfaitement agréable! (Perfectly enjoyable!)
11 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have watched Poirot: Lord Edgeware Dies twice now and I have found it terribly, terribly enjoyable. David Suchet really brings the character of Hercule Poirot to life for me. (Fun also to watch the by-play between the single Belgian detective and his now married English friend, Captain Hastings) A very interesting character study and a good lesson on just how much trust one should give to a client. The movie keeps one guessing till the end.

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