Saturday, 23 August 2014

Poirot Season 13 - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case Preview (US)

©ITV - David Suchet as Hercule Poirot and Gregory Cox as the Coroner
After twenty five years and sixty nine episodes, the end is here. 

For fans of the hugely successful and long-running series in the US, Hercule Poirot's Last Case is here. David Suchet has now completed all of Agatha Christie's Poirot novels (and most of the short stories). Curtain reunites Poirot with Hastings and Style's Court, the scene of their first murder investigation together. But there is a marked difference in both friends: Hastings is widowed and Poirot is ill. Curtain was adapted by the late Kevin Elyot, produced by David Boulter and directed by Hettie Macdonald.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Poirot Season 13 - The Labours of Hercules Preview

©ITV/Patrick Redmond - Eleanor Tomlinson as Alice Cunningham
David Suchet's penultimate episode as Poirot comes to the US on Monday 18th August 
On Monday 18th August, Poirot: The Labours of Hercules will be available to watch in America on AcornTV. The penultimate episode of the long-running series sees Hercule Poirot in a different light: the great detective is depressed. After failing to save a young woman's life, he goes to the Swiss Alps to cure himself, but finds the killer amongst the hotel guests. Orla Brady stars as Countess Vera Rossakoff, Poirot's old flame, who was previously played by Kika Markham in The Double Clue. The films was adapted from a collection of short stories by Guy Andrews, produced by David Boulter and directed by Andy Wilson.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Murder at the Bloxham Hotel

It has been revealed that a 1920s hotel due to re-open in September is central to the new Poirot mystery. 

All that we know so far is that The Bloxham Hotel, a 1920s hotel due to re-open in September, will appear in Sophie Hannah's new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders. The date for the re-opening is 9th September, the same date the new Poirot novel is released worldwide. So far, the location and history of the hotel is a mystery.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Poirot Series 13 - Elephants Can Remember Preview

©ITV/Patrick Redmond - From left: Zoe Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver, David Suchet as Hercule Poirot and Greta Scacchi as Mrs Burton-Cox
For one of his final cases, Poirot must delve into the past with his friend Ariadne Oliver

America fans of the little Belgian detective will be pleased to hear that episode three of the thirteenth and final series of the long-running show will be available to watch on AcornTV from August 11th. Elephants Can Remember features the recurring character of Ariadne Oliver, perfectly played by Zoe Wanamaker, and features Greta Scacchi, Danny Webb and Caroline Blakiston amongst the guest cast.  It was first broadcast in the UK on June 9th 2013, and was adapted by Nick Dear, produced by David Boulter and directed by John Strickland.