Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Hollow 

Poirot stumbles on the murder scene of philandering Dr Christow in a country house as his wife standing next to him with a revolver in her hand.

Director:

Simon Langton

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Nick Dear (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Jonathan Cake ... John Christow
Megan Dodds ... Henrietta Savernake
Sarah Miles ... Lucy Angkatell
Edward Fox ... Gudgeon
Claire Price Claire Price ... Gerda Christow
Lysette Anthony ... Veronica Cray
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Inspector Grange
Edward Hardwicke ... Sir Henry Angkatell
Caroline Martin ... Midge Hardcastle
Jamie de Courcey ... Edward Angkatell (as Jamie De Courcey)
Ian Talbot Ian Talbot ... Victor Simms
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... Frances Simms
Lucy Briers Lucy Briers ... Beryl Collins
Dale Rapley Dale Rapley ... Sergeant Coombes
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Storyline

While spending the weekend at his cottage outside London, Hercule Poirot is invited to dinner by Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. Leaving immediately after dinner, he returns the next day to find that a weekend guest, John Christo, has been shot dead. There is any number of suspects: his former lover, Veronica Cray whom he had not seen for 12 years but suddenly turned up at a nearby cottage; his wife, Gerda who was deeply hurt by his womanizing; his current mistress Henrietta Savernake; Midge Hardcastle, who was very much in love with him, but whom he constantly ignored; and Edward Angkatell, who was in love with Midge. What Poirot finds however is that the evidence equally implicates everyone just a little too equally for it all to be just by chance. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (11 episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Henrietta doodles, she always sketches a stylized tree that she calls Yggdrasil. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is a giant ash tree that represents Viking cosmology, with the branches standing for different parallel worlds. "Heaven" is at the top and Hel is at the bottom. The world we experience is on one of the middle branches. See more »

Goofs

Outside the Coroners' Court at the Inquest, the sign is displayed without an apostrophe. This is a modern day 'simplification' and is unlikely to have been portrayed that way in the generic time period 1920s to 50s the film is set in. See more »

Quotes

Henrietta Savernake: I'm not, Mr. Poirot, terribly truthful.
Hercule Poirot: No, but I think you have integrity.
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Connections

Version of Dangerous Women (1985) See more »

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Great movie but I miss Japp, Ms. Lemon & especially Hastings
11 October 2004 | by pterron4See all my reviews

The movie was very good. I'm an avid mystery fan and I usually figure out who is going to be killed and who did the killing. While I did figure out who was going to be killed I didn't figure out who did it. I wasn't happy with the portrayal of the Gerda character but given the year the movie was supposed to take place it is possible the woman would have been that 'cloying'. Please know that while these Poirot movies are good, they just don't have the same dynamic to them as the series does because they don't have Japp, Ms. Lemon and especially Hastings! David Suchet is definitely Poirot. I have seen every actor who's played him. The worst was Peter Ustinov!


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