In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.
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Series cast summary:
John Malkovich ...  Hercule Poirot 3 episodes, 2018
Eamon Farren ...  Cust 3 episodes, 2018
Michael Shaeffer ...  Sergeant Yelland 3 episodes, 2018
Rupert Grint ...  Inspector Crome 3 episodes, 2018
Conrad McCroddan ...  Beautiful Young Man 3 episodes, 2018
Freya Mavor ...  Thora Grey 3 episodes, 2018
Shirley Henderson ...  Rose Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Anya Chalotra ...  Lily Marbury 3 episodes, 2018
Andrew Buchan ...  Franklin Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Lady Hermione Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Bronwyn James ...  Megan Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Villiers ...  Sir Carmichael Clarke 3 episodes, 2018
Jack Farthing ...  Donald Fraser 3 episodes, 2018
Suzanne Packer ...  Capstick 3 episodes, 2018
Eve Austin ...  Betty Barnard 3 episodes, 2018
Tamzin Griffin ...  Alice Asher 2 episodes, 2018
Lizzy McInnerny ...  Jenny Barnard 2 episodes, 2018


Set in the 1930s, a time when Britain is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise, the story sees Poirot face a serial killer known only as A.B.C. As the body count rises, the only clue is a copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are continuously thwarted by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis, then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past and his identity.

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In the dance hall scene set in Bexhill on Sea in 1934 , the music is 'At The Woodchopper's Ball' recorded by the American Woody Herman Orchestra in 1939. The dancers are dancing the jive, a swing dance brought to Britain by American soldiers in the 1940s. See more »


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Not Poirot as we have previously known him, but...
28 December 2018 | by fyrmonkey-299-683456See all my reviews

Rightly or wrongly this was a story inspired by the original Agatha Christie novel rather than the story itself. Yes it was very different BUT I still found it very watchable. I watched it over 3 consecutive nights and wanted to watch to the end despite knowing 'who dunnit'. I was intrigued to find out about the demons Poirot was wrestling with from his past. It was a tad overlong though, I think two episodes with less padding might have been better, and why they didn't just make something similar with a new detective we didn't know is unfathomable as they made it almost unrecognisable anyway. It would have worked just as well as I thought John Malkovich was very good.

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1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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