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
General Ravenscroft played by Adrian Lukis
Sir George Stubbs played by Sean Pertwee
Sir Anthony Morgan played by Patrick Ryecart
Elizabeth Cole played by Helen Baxendale
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
Daisy Luttrell played by Anne Reid
Lucinda Le Mesurier played by Lorna Nickson Brown
Assistant Commissioner Japp played by Philip Jackson (II)
Henden played by Richard Dixon
Mrs. Burton-Cox played by Greta Scacchi
Chief Inspector played by Stephen Frost
Mrs. Amy Folliat played by Sinéad Cusack
Colonel Toby Luttrell played by John Standing
Doctor Willoughby played by Iain Glen
Stephen Norton played by Aidan McArdle
Tysoe played by Tom Brooke (III)
Policewoman played by Isobel Middleton
Miss Brewis played by Rebecca Front

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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

Katrina: And what are your "requirements", monsieur?
Hercule Poirot: *Time*, mademoiselle. Time is all that is required by Poirot.
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.
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Season 13 Trivia

  • Episode 05 - Alice Orr-Ewing, who plays Arthur Hastings' daughter Judith, was born in 1989, the same year that the series was first broadcast, and all the main characters, including her father, were first introduced.
  • Episode 04 - The title is fitting for both the book and this episode as Hercule's name is French for Hercules, who performed 12 labours in Greek myth.
  • 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 05 - Though this is the last Hercule Poirot story, it was the second last to be filmed, as requested by David Suchet, the actor of Hercule Poirot, himself.
  • Episode 03 - Sean Pertwee played Alfred in the series Gotham and Sinead Cusack is married to Jetemy Irons who plays Alfred in Batman vs Superman

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