Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery 

Poirot is entrusted with transferring $1 million in Liberty Bonds to America on the Queen Mary, but the bonds are cleverly stolen anyway.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Hercule Poirot
... Captain Hastings
... Miss Lemon
David Quilter ... Mr. Shaw
... Mr. Vavasour
Paul Young ... Mr. McNeil
... Nurse Long & Miranda Brooks
... Philip Ridgeway
... Esmee Dalgleish
Christopher Owen ... Chief Purser
Jonathan Stratt ... Spivvy Passenger
Dallas Adams ... Hood
... Tom Franklin
Edward Phillips ... Flower Seller
Robin Hunter ... Police Officer


London & Scottish bank officer Mr. Shaw is scheduled to ride the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary to transfer $1 million in Liberty Bonds to the banks branch in America. But when Mr. Shaw is first almost run down in the street, and then poisoned, the assistant bank manager must take the bonds instead. The bank hires Poirot to accompany the bonds, so he and Mr. Hastings are able to ride the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary, much to Hastings delight. But when the bonds are stolen, suspicion falls on the assistant manager who has a history of large gambling debts. Written by Spirit11

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13 January 1991 (UK)  »

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Upon Poirot's return to England on board the Queen Mary, there is a brief shot of Southampton docks. To the right of the terminal and behind, are many cars and vehicles that are obviously from the 60's or 70's, not from the 1930's when this series is placed. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Vavasour: Morning, Mr Shaw.
Mr. Shaw: Morning, Mr Vavasour.
Mr. Vavasour: Terrible weather, Mr Shaw.
Mr. Shaw: Yes, shocking.
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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
10 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Series 3 of Poirot seems to involve any story that had strychnine poisoning featured in it. This also adds a 'double' to it as well although it is done rather well here.

Miss Lemon mentions that Poirot had problems with his previous bank, in fact he got the bank executive arrested.

Now Poirot is hired by the London & Scottish Bank to beef up the security of a large bond transfer across the Atlantic and this involves a trip on the new liner Queen Mary something which Hastings is looking forward to.

The person accompanying the bonds is poisoned so his unsuitable deputy Philip Ridgeway takes his place and he spends more time on the ship gambling.

When the bonds are stolen suspicion lands on Mr Ridgeway who was deemed unfit to lead by the bank's own head of security.

A nice nifty mystery but not too deep with a lull in the middle. It was sad to see Hastings get sea sick as he was so looking forward to the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary and his genuine disappointment that someone so glamorous could also be so dowdy as well.

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