Jan. 08, 1989
90 min.
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Poirot (UK)

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.


Poirot (UK) Season 13 (2013)

13x01 13 13x01 Elephants Can Remember
Poirot investigates a strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist. Ariadne Oliver is pressed to try and uncover the truth behind two decade-old deaths. They soon find out ...
Jun. 09, 2013
13x02 13 13x02 The Big Four
Set against the backdrop of the impending Second World War Poirot is plunged into a case of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love. In ...
Oct. 23, 2013
13x03 13 13x03 Dead Man's Folly
Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fête, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fête, the girl playing ...
Oct. 30, 2013
13x04 13 13x04 The Labours of Hercules
The sleuth falls victim to depression after failing to prevent the murder of a society girl by notorious art thief Marrascaud. His confidence shattered, Poirot eventually returns to ...
Nov. 06, 2013
13x05 13 13x05 Curtain
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer ...
Nov. 13, 2013
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Season 13 Characters

Hercule Poirot played by David Suchet
Captain Hastings played by Hugh Fraser
Ariadne Oliver played by Zoë Wanamaker
George played by David Yelland
Elizabeth Cole played by Helen Baxendale
General Ravenscroft played by Adrian Lukis
Sir Anthony Morgan played by Patrick Ryecart
Sir George Stubbs played by Sean Pertwee
Bickford played by Chris Gordon (XX)
Harold Waring played by Rupert Evans (II)
Lady Ravenscroft played by Annabel Mullion
Miss Lemon played by Pauline Moran
Assistant Commissioner Japp played by Philip Jackson (II)
Daisy Luttrell played by Anne Reid
Henden played by Richard Dixon
Lucinda Le Mesurier played by Lorna Nickson Brown
Chief Inspector played by Stephen Frost
Colonel Toby Luttrell played by John Standing
Mrs. Amy Folliat played by Sinéad Cusack
Mrs. Burton-Cox played by Greta Scacchi
Doctor Willoughby played by Iain Glen
Miss Brewis played by Rebecca Front
Policewoman played by Isobel Middleton
Stephen Norton played by Aidan McArdle
Tysoe played by Tom Brooke (III)

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Season 13 Videos

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Season 13 Quotes

13x04 - The Labours of Hercules Season 13 / Episode 4: - The Labours of Hercules

Dr. Lutz: May I ask you something? Why do you insist on referring to yourself in the third person? It is intensely irritating!
Hercule Poirot: Because, Doctor Lutz, it helps Poirot achieve a healthy distance from his genius.
13x05 - Curtain Season 13 / Episode 5: - Curtain

Hercule Poirot: [laying out newspaper clips] Madame Constance Etherington, tried for the poisoning of her husband, a man who was very sadistic but also addicted to the drugs, and with whom you were on terms most intimate. Norah Sharples, poisoned by her niece, Freda Clay...
Stephen Norton: I hope you're not s-suggesting I was on intimate terms with *her*.
Hercule Poirot: [lays out a photograph] You and Mademoiselle Clay taking a walk together. You see, I do my homework, Monsieur Norton. And... Matthew Litchfield. Now you visited him, did you not, on the night he was killed by his daughter Margaret.
Stephen Norton: What is your p-point, Monsieur Poirot?
Hercule Poirot: My point is this, Monsieur Norton: That in none of these murders was there any real doubt - there was one clear suspect and no other - but you, Monsieur Norton, are the one factor malevolent common to all.
Stephen Norton: [scoffs] Oh d-dear, Monsieur Poirot, is that the b-best your "l-little gray cells" can come up with?
Hercule Poirot: Your proximity to these three murders was too much of a coincidence, and I smelt, as you say, the rat! That is why I came to Styles, to observe you function, and you have not disappointed, monsieur. No, you are a man who is very clever, but not clever enough for Hercule Poirot.
Stephen Norton: So... what are you going to d-do about it?
Hercule Poirot: Execute you.
Stephen Norton: [incredulous] Execute me?
Hercule Poirot: Oui.
Stephen Norton: [mockingly looks at his watch] Then d-do get on with it. I p-promised myself an early night.
Hercule Poirot: Justice is no joking matter, monsieur. I do what I can to serve it, but if I fail, there is a justice that is higher, believe me!
Stephen Norton: [sneering] You p-pathetic, self-important little man. Murder me? There's a mortal sin if ever there was. And then what? Suicide to escape the ignominy of hanging? Ah... your G-God will give you a hell of a time. All those years of piety, up in smoke because of me. [Poirot has an angina attack, begins gasping] Ah ah ah, monsieur, you c-can't go yet. You don't think I'd let you d-die on me, d-d-deprive me of my ultimate t-triumph?
Hercule Poirot: [gasping for breath] Please... please...
Stephen Norton: You see, if you d-don't succeed, I'm a free man. And even if you do, it will still be a v-victory of sorts, because in the eyes of the law, I would be innocent, whereas you and your reputation, your p-precious reputation... b-blown to bits.
Hercule Poirot: [gasping] Je vous en prie!
Stephen Norton: [mockingly] "Je vous en prie"... you can see them now. "Went off his rocker. In the end, you can never trust a foreigner." [pops the amyl phial, and Poirot inhales it] You see how good I am to you, old man? There we go. Take your t-time, and see how it all p-pans out, shall we? [sing-song voice] Who will be there at the final curtain?
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Season 13 Trivia

  • Episode 03 - The fortune teller predicts Poirot will take a long journey in a luxurious train. This is the plot of the most well known Poirot novel, Murder on the Orient Express.
  • Episode 03 - Although not the final episode aired, this was the last episode filmed in the series. Fittingly, the production's final location was Greenway Estate in Devon, the former home of Agatha Christie, which was used as the exteriors of Nasse House. The final shot filmed was of Poirot walking up the drive and enterin
  • Episode 03 - Sean Pertwee plays Alfred in the series Gotham and Sinead Cusack is married to Jeremy Irons who played Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Episode 05 - Although this is the last Hercule Poirot story published by Agatha Christie, it was actually the first from the final series to be filmed, as requested by David Suchet, the actor of Hercule Poirot, himself.
  • Episode 03 - The second of two episodes to feature Sean Pertwee. In this final series episode, he plays Sir George Stubbs, twenty-four years earlier (in the first series) he played Ronnie Oglander in "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1989) {The King of Clubs (#1.9)}. In both episodes he

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