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In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot starts to receive threatening letters signed "ABC". When he informs Scotland Yard, they ignore his fears, and soon enough, a series of killings begins.

Director:

Alex Gabassi

Writers:

Sarah Phelps, Agatha Christie (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eamon Farren ... Cust
Shirley Henderson ... Rose Marbury
John Malkovich ... Hercule Poirot
Michael Shaeffer ... Sergeant Yelland
Rupert Grint ... Inspector Crome
Kevin McNally ... Inspector Japp
Tamzin Griffin ... Alice Asher
Alan Bentley Alan Bentley ... Vicar
Conrad McCroddan ... Beautiful Young Man
Anya Chalotra ... Lily Marbury
Ian Pirie ... Peter Asher
Shane Attwooll ... Detective Bunce
Eve Austin ... Betty Barnard
Bronwyn James ... Megan Barnard
Olwen May ... Mrs. Welk
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In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot starts to receive threatening letters signed "ABC". When he informs Scotland Yard, they ignore his fears, and soon enough, a series of killings begins.

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Trivia

From the novel Curtain we know that Poirot dyed his hair. Agatha Christie also mentioned his being Catholic and made occasional references to his going to church. Also Poirot tells us little about his background and admits to lying about it at times to put people at ease and get them to talk. See more »

Goofs

The series is set in 1933 and we see a scene showing the De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill on Sea which was not built until 1935. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cust: [at the front door] Mrs Marbury?
Rose Marbury: Mm.
Cust: [entering] Mr Cust...
Rose Marbury: Rent is two and six a week, you pay up front and a week in hand. Some parcels got delivered for you. We took them up. I trust you're not going to be expecting that service regularly, carrying parcels. What do you think I am, a pack horse?
Cust: You should have left them for me to carry.
Rose Marbury: And have brown paper items littering my vestibule? This is no post office.
Cust: I'm very sorry to inconvenience you, Mrs Marbury.
Rose Marbury: The front door is bolted at ...
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Soundtracks

On The Sentimental Side
Written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke
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decent
3 January 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Obvious, it is a not comfortable serie. For the fans of Agatha Christie, for the admirers of Peter Ustinov and David Suchet, for the connaiseurs of the adaptation and book. For me, the episode has two lead virtues : John Malkovich and the atmosphere. In same measure, the interesting portrait of the immigrant as source of suspicions and the realistic sketch of the portrait of possible murderer. The result is decent , the dialogue is good and , after the end of episode , it is easy to say than John Malkovich deserves his Hercule Porot , created in his manner.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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