The ABC Murders (2018– )
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A third murder leads to sensational headlines and ridicule for Poirot and Crome, who discover the connection between the murders and try to use it to work out who will be the ABC killer's next victim.

Director:

Alex Gabassi

Writers:

Sarah Phelps, Agatha Christie (novel)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Hercule Poirot
Terenia Edwards ... Miss Leigh
Lorenzo Harani ... Refugee Man
Michael Shaeffer ... Sergeant Yelland
Freya Mavor ... Thora Grey
Christopher Villiers ... Sir Carmichael Clarke
Suzanne Packer ... Capstick
Eamon Farren ... Cust
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Mrs. Kirkham
Andrew Buchan ... Franklin Clarke
Tara Fitzgerald ... Lady Hermione Clarke
Liam Hourican ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Shirley Henderson ... Rose Marbury
Rupert Grint ... Inspector Crome
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Father Anselm
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A third murder leads to sensational headlines and ridicule for Poirot and Crome, who discover the connection between the murders and try to use it to work out who will be the ABC killer's next victim.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Goofs

When Poirot is trapped in the deserted Underground station (unlikely in itself) he has arrived in a silver tube train of a type not introduced until 1959. See more »

Quotes

Lady Hermione Clarke: Thora was always waiting for me to die. Even when I was still alive.
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Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter
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Episode 2
30 December 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Seeing this more reflective Poirot haunted by memories of his past. Losing someone that was dear to him in episode one. You might think Malkovich is going to be a one off Poirot. This will not lead to a continuous series.

Franklin Clarke has hired Poirot to look into his brother's death. He knew Poirot from before as he visited the Clarke's for one of these murder parlour games.

Crone is incensed to see Poirot poking his nose in. However as the murders mount up Crone himself is under pressure from the press. He needs Poirot to find the next victim as the murders are linked to Poirot in some way.

When the next victim does not turn out to be Dexter Dooley in Doncaster, Poirot knows that the murderer has made a mistake.

Phelps has gone for a character study. This Poirot is someone who does not belong. A relic of the past, maybe a fraud and literally a foreigner. He continues his investigation because he made a promise to the dead victims.


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