Based on Agatha Christie's crime novels, Hercule Poirot is a famous former Belgian policeman, who settled for good in London after the war and soon so famous as a private detective. In each episode Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings and/or his Scotland yard 'friendly rival' Detective Chief Inspector Japp.
Last Episode13x05 Curtain Aired: Nov. 13, 2013
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an …
Series Fun Facts
- To simulate the overweight physique of Hercule Poirot, David Suchet, who is much slimmer, wore body padding. He also wore wing collars to make his neck appear fatter.
- David Suchet didn't have to audition and was the choice of the Agatha Christie estate despite not being familiar with the stories himself.
- In preparation for the role, David Suchet read every single book and short story Poirot appears in, making notes about the character.