The ABC Murders (2018– )
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Episode #1.3 

In the wake of another murder, Poirot and Crome begin to narrow in on the killer.


Alex Gabassi


Sarah Phelps, Agatha Christie (novel)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Hercule Poirot
Conrad McCroddan ... Beautiful Young Man
Rupert Grint ... Inspector Crome
James Cooney ... Young Journalist
Freya Mavor ... Thora Grey
Andrew Buchan ... Franklin Clarke
Anya Chalotra ... Lily Marbury
Eamon Farren ... Cust
Michael Shaeffer ... Sergeant Yelland
Jonathan Keeble Jonathan Keeble ... Newsreader (voice)
Tara Fitzgerald ... Lady Hermione Clarke
Bronwyn James ... Megan Barnard
Lizzy McInnerny ... Jenny Barnard
Jack Farthing ... Donald Fraser
Alexander Kirk ... Weddle


In the wake of another murder, Poirot and Crome begin to narrow in on the killer.

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1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In this version of the Agatha Christie story, the killer "ABC" murders more people than in the original novel. Furthermore, the fourth murder is said to be an accident, with another person intended to be the victim, but in the novel it is deliberate. See more »


Crome addresses his team indoors whilst wearing a hat. As a police inspector, Crome would not commit such a faux pas. See more »


Lily Marbury: Seem rather poorly, Mr Cust. You seem very poorly in your head.
Cust: [revealing that he is not asleep] I don't want to be a monster.
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Piano Trio in E-Flat
Written by Leonard Rosenman and Franz Schubert
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Episode 3
3 January 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

When Hercule tears down the poster put up by the fascists, you know Poirot is back, he is fighting back.

No murderer is going to get one over Poirot. He has been watching, observing and thinking.

The murderer has made a mistake, more importantly Poirot has been examined again the past murders rather than where the murderer will strike next.

Cust chillingly played by Eamon Farren who was also full loopy in series 3 of Twin Peaks was always going to be a patsy.

Inspector Crome and Poirot work well together. As for for Poirot's past, there is evidence of atrocities committed by the Germans when Belgium was invaded by them. Also I have always liked Father Brown.

John Malkovich has said he would only reprise the role if Sara Phelps was to adapt another story. It was never going to be a long running series but a different take on a character, who is old and tired.

It was not as good as the Suchet version. In its own terms it was an enjoyable and thrilling tale.

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