Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 

Poirot comes out of retirement when his industrialist friend is brutally murdered a short while after a local widow who was suspected of killing her husband commits suicide.

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writers:

Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Clive Exton (dramatized by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Philip Jackson ... Chief Inspector Japp
Oliver Ford Davies ... Dr. Sheppard
Malcolm Terris ... Roger Ackroyd
Selina Cadell ... Caroline Sheppard
Daisy Beaumont ... Ursula Bourne
Flora Montgomery ... Flora Ackroyd
Nigel Cooke Nigel Cooke ... Geoffrey Raymond
Jamie Bamber ... Ralph Paton
Roger Frost Roger Frost ... Parker
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ... Mrs. Ackroyd
Gregor Truter ... Inspector Davis
Rosalind Bailey Rosalind Bailey ... Mrs. Ferrars
Liz Kettle Liz Kettle ... Mrs. Folliott
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Hammond
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Storyline

Living quietly in the small village of King's Abbot, sleuth Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of successful industrialist Roger Ackroyd. The number of potential killers is almost as great as the population of the village itself. As Poirot investigates he sees that there might be a connection to the suicide of a local woman, and the death the previous year of her husband. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2000 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

| (14 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When perusing the unopened letters from Roger Ackroyd's desk, the top one is from The Hudson's Bay Company, the venerable Canadian retailer. See more »

Goofs

At the airport a modern day Cessna can be seen taking off. See more »

Quotes

Roger Ackroyd: Look, I might as well tell you this, Poirot. I've been, well, in love with Dorothy Ferrars for years. She telephoned me yesterday, very upset, wanted to see me. She broke down completely. She told me everything: her hatred of that brute of a husband, her growing feelings for me, and the dreadful means she'd taken to - poison! Murder... cold-blooded murder!
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Version of Alibi (1931) See more »

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This movie is AWFUL!
10 December 2005 | by SweetAsCherriesSee all my reviews

Read the book! It is so much better. The movie does not even begin to reflect the complexities that Christie contained in her novel. Not to mention, HUGE plot twists are treated in a mundane way and many events are altered, discarded, or invented. Also, the character development in the movie lacks what the novel can provide. In a word, it SUCKS! While I realize that this is a movie website, if you are going to make a movie based on a mystery novel, you should probably at least attempt to maintain the integrity of the original work. Otherwise, just rob the general theme, give the people new names, and pass it off as your own. This movie is the reason why my professors always told me "always read the book, never watch the movie!"


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