Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 08, 1989
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV1 TV Network

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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.

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

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Season 13 Videos

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Season 13 Quotes

13x05 - Curtain Season 13 / Episode 5: - Curtain

Hercule Poirot: I pity you, Norton... how very sad to find that this great and beautiful world is so foul and disappointing. And your mother, I pity even more.
Stephen Norton: M-my m-m-mother? You pity my mother?
Hercule Poirot: To endure the agony of bringing you forth only to discover that she had nurtured in her loins such wickedness - is that not worthy of pity?
Stephen Norton: It is you who is n-not worthy! She m-m-meant the world to m-me!
Hercule Poirot: And you to her?
Stephen Norton: She l-loved me... l-loved me m-m-more than... m-more than...
Hercule Poirot: Did she ever hold you, Norton, as mothers do? Stroke your hair... kiss your cheek?
Stephen Norton: She... she... she...
Hercule Poirot: Scared you, did she not? She pushed you away! Starved you of what we all desire, because she knew everything about you!
Stephen Norton: M-my mother knew NOTHING!
Hercule Poirot: Oh, Monsieur Norton... mothers know. They always know.
Stephen Norton: [begins sobbing uncontrollably... then suddenly stops, smirking] Shots in the dark, Poirot. Shots in the dark.
Hercule Poirot: [chuckles, nodding] Bon... chocolate?
Stephen Norton: Would you mind awfully if I d-drank yours instead?
Hercule Poirot: [smiles] Not at all.
13x05 - Curtain Season 13 / Episode 5: - Curtain

Hercule Poirot: [voice-over] It was quite immaterial. I take the sleeping tablets and have acquired a certain tolerance. The dose that would send Norton to sleep would have little effect on me. With the greatest of difficulty, I put him in my wheelchair, then, when the coast was clear, I wheeled him to his room. You will not have realized, Hastings, that recently I have taken to wearing a false moustache. Even George does not know that.
Hercule Poirot: [flashback, showing Poirot in Norton's room, removing his false moustache] I put on the dressing gown of Norton, tapped on your door, then went into his bathroom. Presently, I heard you open your door. I left the bathroom and returned into the room of Norton, locking the door behind me.
Hercule Poirot: [struggling to lay Norton on his bed] I put the dressing gown on Norton, and lay him on his bed. I had a pistol, which on two occasions I had placed ostentatiously on the dressing table of Norton when he was out, so that the maid would have seen it.
Hercule Poirot: [puts the pistol to Norton's head as he awakens, smiling... then fires] I put the key into the pocket of his dressing gown and locked the door from the outside with a duplicate I had made, then returned to my room and began writing this. I played the game, as you English say. I gave to you the clues and every chance to discover the truth, pointing you towards Iago, the original Stephen Norton. My only weakness was to shoot him in the center of his forehead and not in his temple, but I could not bring myself to produce an effect so lopsided. That, mon ami, is my nature, and should have told to you the truth.
Hercule Poirot: [voice-over as Hastings speaks with Miss Cole] Take my advice for the last time. Tell to Mademoiselle Cole all that I have said, that you also might have done what her sister did, had there been no watchful Poirot to stop you. Take the nightmare away, and show how Norton, not her sister, was responsible for the death of her father.
Hercule Poirot: [flashback to Styles, as Hastings discovers Poirot dead in his room] I have no more to say. Am I justified in what I have done? I do not know. I do not believe that a man should take the law into his own hands... but by taking the life of Norton, have I not saved others? I have always been so sure, but now...
Hercule Poirot: [flashback, Poirot writing the confession, kissing his rosary] When the moment comes, I will not try to save myself, but humbly offer my soul to God and pray for His mercy. It is for Him to decide. Ah, Hastings, my dear friend. They were good days. Yes... they have been good days.
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Season 13 Trivia

  • 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 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 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 03 - Although Greenway was used, a good proportion of the location shooting (the fete etc) took place at High Canons house just outside Borehamwood.
  • 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.

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