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The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman 

Poirot investigates the murder of an Italian count who was also the employer of Miss Lemon's new boyfriend. He soon learns that the victim was being targeted by a blackmailer.

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Brian Farnham

Writers:

Agatha Christie (short story "The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman"), Clive Exton (dramatisation)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser ... Captain Hastings
Philip Jackson ... Chief Inspector Japp
Pauline Moran ... Miss Lemon
Leonard Preston Leonard Preston ... Mr. Graves
Anna Mazzotti Anna Mazzotti ... Margherita Fabbri
David Neal ... Bruno Vizzini
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Mario Ascanio (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Sidney Kean ... Count Foscatini (incorrectly billed as Count Foscanti)
Alberto Janelli Alberto Janelli ... Darida
Arthur Cox ... Dr. Hawker
Vittorio Amandola ... 1st Secretary
Ben Bazell Ben Bazell ... Sergeant Beddoes
David Verrey David Verrey ... Chef
Janet Lees-Price Janet Lees-Price ... Miss Rider (as Janet Lees Price)
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Storyline

Poirot and his friend Captain Hastings find themselves investigating the murder of Count Foscatini, who was found in his flat. As it turns out, the dead man's valet, Mr. Graves, has been dating Miss Lemon and has been less than honest with her about his profession. As for the dead nobleman, the police believe he was being blackmailed. The Italian Embassy denies any knowledge of the man and denies that he had any official role in the country. Poirot doubts the veracity of their claims but also concludes that others are lying as well. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

14 February 1993 (UK) See more »

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| (36 episodes)
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Trivia

Miss Lemon's first name is given to be Felicity. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Japp: Well, well, well. I managed to get here before you this time, Poirot.
Hercule Poirot: No, no, not at all, Chief Inspector, I've just been upstairs interviewing the chef.
Chief Inspector Japp: [disgusted] Cor blimey!
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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The gang's all here!
4 February 2008 | by gridoon2018See all my reviews

Miss Lemon introduces to Poirot and Hastings her new "boyfriend", Mr. Graves, who is on the service of an Italian diplomat, Count Foscatini. When Foscatini is found murdered in his apartment, suspicions fall on the elusive Mario Asciano, who was apparently blackmailing him.

The most pleasant surprise of "The Adventure Of The Italian Nobleman" is that, after a series of episodes where one or more of the Hastings - Japp - Miss Lemon team were missing, here they're all back together, and with significant parts. Once again you realize how much their chemistry and perfect acting contribute to this series. This is a good episode with a variety of thrills: from Poirot getting a new perspective on the case simply by looking at the mirror, to lying flashbacks, to a car chase and a punch! (***)


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