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  • TV-14
  • 1989
  • Season 12
  • 8.6 (49,699)

Poirot is a British television series that first aired in 1989 and concluded in 2013. The show is based on the novels of world-famous author Agatha Christie, featuring her beloved detective, Hercule Poirot, played by David Suchet. The show is set in the early 20th century and follows Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective, as he solves cases alongside his companion, Captain Arthur Hastings, played by Hugh Fraser. Poirot is known for his fastidious attention to detail and his ability to solve even the most complicated of crimes.

Each episode of Poirot follows a formulaic structure, beginning with the introduction of the victims, suspects, and motives, followed by the investigation led by Poirot and Hastings, and finally, the unveiling of the murderer and their motives.

The show is unique in its attention to detail, with intricate sets and costumes that accurately depict the period in which the show is set. The attention to detail is not limited to the visuals, however, as the dialogue is also meticulously crafted to accurately reflect the language and customs of the time.

The supporting cast includes Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector James Japp, a Scotland Yard detective who often collaborates with Poirot, and Pauline Moran as Miss Felicity Lemon, Poirot's secretary and assistant. Additionally, many famous guest stars have made appearances throughout the series, including Zoë Wanamaker, Richard Griffiths, and Timothy Dalton.

Throughout the series, viewers are treated to a variety of mysteries and crimes, including murders, thefts, and kidnappings. The show features a range of settings, from luxurious country estates to the grimy underworld of London.

One notable aspect of the show is the relationship between Poirot and Hastings. The two have a deep affection for each other, often bickering like an old married couple but always working together in perfect synchronicity to solve the case at hand. Their banter and chemistry add a lighthearted touch to the often dark subject matter of the show.

Overall, Poirot is a masterfully crafted series, with intricate plotlines, exceptional attention to detail, and a cast of characters who are both charming and intriguing. David Suchet's portrayal of Poirot is iconic, and the show is a must-watch for fans of Agatha Christie's timeless novels.

Poirot is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (72 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 1989.

WHERE TO WATCH POIROT

Poirot is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Poirot on demand at Google Play.

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Episodes List
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1. The Adventure of Clapham Cook
January 8, 1989
Finding a missing cook proves tougher, and more suited to his superior skills, than Poirot expects. .
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2. The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
January 22, 1989
A country squire hires Poirot to investigate threats against his young son. .
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3. The Third Floor Flat
February 5, 1989
Poirot is at loose ends until he finds a mystery to solve very close to home. .
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4. Problem at Sea
February 19, 1989
Their Mediterranean holiday is interrupted when Poirot and Hastings are called on to investigate a shipboard murder. .
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5. The King of Clubs
March 12, 1989
When Poirot and Hastings confront a murder in the movie-making community, a playing card found nears the body is their only clue. .
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6. The Dream
March 19, 1989
A wealthy man asks Poirot to investigate even though nothing has happened but a recurring bad dream. .
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7. Peril at End House (Part 1)
January 7, 1990
Murder and a missing flying ace attract the attention of Agatha Christie's detective extraordinaire in this elegant installment from the classic series shown on PBS's Mystery! and A&E. While on holiday in Cornwall, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) suffers a fall and stumbles onto more than just a turned ankle when he encounters the pretty Nick Buckley, an accident-prone heiress of a local estate and the survivor of several near-fatal mishaps. Poirot suspects more than mere chance is behind these events when strange connections surface between distant relatives, an absent pilot and a local gang of friends. Also starring Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon. .
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8. Peril at End House (Part 2)
January 7, 1990
Murder and a missing flying ace attract the attention of Agatha Christie's detective extraordinaire in this elegant installment from the classic series shown on PBS's Mystery! and A&E. While on holiday in Cornwall, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) suffers a fall and stumbles onto more than just a turned ankle when he encounters the pretty Nick Buckley, an accident-prone heiress of a local estate and the survivor of several near-fatal mishaps. Poirot suspects more than mere chance is behind these events when strange connections surface between distant relatives, an absent pilot and a local gang of friends. Also starring Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon. .
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9. The Lost Mine
January 21, 1990
A map to a valuable silver mine vanishes along with the man who planned to sell it. .
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10. The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
February 4, 1990
A wealthy banker mysteriously disappears on a walk to the post office. .
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11. The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
February 18, 1990
A young couple's real estate bargain arouses Poirot's suspicions. .
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12. The Adventure of the Western Star
March 4, 1990
To catch a jewel thief, Poirot employs a sleight of hand so deft even Hastings is fooled. .
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13. The ABC Murders
January 5, 1992
In one of Agatha Christie's most intriguing Hercule Poirot mysteries ever, the inimitable Belgian sleuth proves yet again why he is the most watch detective in the history of the PBS Mystery! series and a hit mystery favorite on A&E. Based on the classic story by the creator of modern mystery, Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders stars David Suchet as the fastidious investigator famous for solving the most confounding cases. Without a smudge on his impeccably appointed exterior, Poirot untangles this baffling mystery of a murderer who announces his next victims through a series of chilling letters each addressed to the detective himself. Also starring Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings and Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp. .
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14. Death in the Clouds
January 12, 1992
Having captured the imagination of millions of fans as the most-watched sleuth on the PBS Mystery! series and a stellar hit on A&E, Agatha Christie's Poirot proves once again why the dapper Belgian sleuth is indeed the world's greatest detective. Set amidst the glamour of 1930s Europe, Agatha Christie's Death in the Clouds stars David Suchet as the fastidious and brilliant investigator who shrewdly tidies up the most confounding cases. In this classic mystery, Christie offers up murder in the skies as a ruthless blackmailer is killed on board a plane full of likely suspects. Unfortunately for the culprit, a certain Belgian detective is also traveling on board. Also starring Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp. .
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15. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
January 19, 1992
With a twinkle in his eye and a perfectly coiffed mustache, Agatha Christie's legendary Belgian sleuth has made neat work out of the most baffling of cases while amassing a legion of fans as the most-watched detective on PBS's Mystery! series and a favorite on A&E. In this elegant installment from the series, the ever-chivalrous Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is rewarded with more than just gratitude when he helps a woman alight from a cab outside his dentist's office. When the popular dentist is gunned down, a murderous chain of events ensues and a broken shoe buckle becomes the key to solving a deadly web of deception that only Poirot can unravel. Also starring Philip Jackson as Inspector Japp. .
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16. The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
January 17, 1993
After an archaeological dig turns deadly, Poirot must distinguish between ordinary evil and an other-worldly curse. .
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17. Yellow Iris
January 31, 1993
The death of a British heiress haunts Poirot for two years before he has a chance to confront her killer. .
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18. The Case of the Missing Will
February 7, 1993
Poirot is the executor of a revised will that disappears when its author dies suddenly. .
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19. The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
February 14, 1993
Hastings's decision to buy an elegant Italian car coincides with a case involving an Italian count. .
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20. The Chocolate Box
February 12, 1993
A trip home to Belgium with Japp causes Poirot to reopen a case that he failed to solve 20 years earlier. .
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21. Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
March 7, 1993
Poirot tries to take a holiday but is soon required to save the day when a priceless necklace disappears. .
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22. Murder on the Links
February 11, 1996
On holiday in Deauville, a French seaside resort, Poirot savors the cuisine while Hastings works on his golf game. The famous detective is soon recognized, however; and drawn into a case of abduction and murder. Challenged by an arrogent French detective, Poirot stakes his reputation, and his mustache, on his superior sleuthing skills. A quick trip back to London clarifies Poirot's memory of a similar crime that captured headlines in Britain ten years earlier. .
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23. Hickory Dickory Dock
February 12, 1995
Poirot is incredulou when the impeccable Miss Lemon types a letter riddled with errors. She explains that she's preoccupied with worry about her sister, who runs a London student hostel plagued by a spate of mysterious thefts. More thefts occur and then the murders begin, witnessed only by a small mouse. Poirot and Inspector Japp race against time to trap a killer desperate to conceal a secret from the past. David Suchet stars as Poirot in this British television production set in the art deco elegance of 1930s Europe. A PBS Mystery! phenomenon and A&E smash hit. .
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24. Dumb Witness
March 16, 1997
Poirot accompanies Hasings to Lake Windermere where Hastings' friend Charles is attempting to set a world speedboat-racing record. The atmosphere of their holiday turns from frolic to foreboding when two sisters watching the race tell Poirot they have had premonitions that both Charles and his Aunt Emily are in danger. Poirot finds teh sisters' warnings all too accurate. Soon he must solve a crime by communicating with a single, silent witness. .
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25. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
January 2, 2000
When Poirot's wealthy neighbor, Roger Ackroyd, is found dead in his home in the English countryside, Poirot emerges from his peaceful retirement to solve the case. .
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26. Lord Edgware Dies
February 19, 2000
Poirot and Japp return to London and happily reunite with Captain Hastings and Miss Lemon. At a comedy event, Poirot meets a beautiful actress and agrees to intercede on her behalf with her husband, Lord Edgware, so that she may obtain a divorce. When Edgware turns up dead, Poirot has a plethora of suspects - but none appear to be the guilty party. .
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27. Murder in Mesopotamia
February 19, 2000
Poirot meets Captain Hastings at an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia where a worker was found strangled. The project leader is renowned archaeologist Dr. Leidner, who has a young wife paranoid about being murdered. When her fear comes true, Poirot starts some digging of his own to uncover the truth behind the deaths. .
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28. Evil Under the Sun
January 2, 2000
When Poirot takes a holiday to improve his health, he finds enjoyment in studying his fellow guests, including a beautiful young woman who causes quite a stir upon her arrival. When she is found dead on the beach, Poirot must use his extraordinary insight - and the help of Hastings, Japp, and Miss Lemon - to unravel the truth about the woman and the many people who could have wanted her dead. .
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29. Five Little Pigs
December 14, 2003
Thirteen years after Caroline Crale was executed for murdering her husband, Lucy Crale asks Poirot to prove her mother's innocence. .
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30. Sad Cypress
December 26, 2003
A beautiful young socialite stands convicted of murder, and Poirot races to reinvestigate before her sentence is carried out. .
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31. The Hollow
April 26, 2004
Invited for a weekend in the country with the Angkatell clan, Poirot untangles the family's love affairs in the quest for a killer. .
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32. Three Act Tragedy
June 19, 2011
Poirot attends a party at the great actor Sir Charles Cartwright's Cornish mansion. A local reverend dies while drinking a cocktail, but no poison is found in his glass. Poirot and Cartwright decide to investigate when another victim is claimed in the same manner. .
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33. Murder On the Orient Express
July 11, 2010
Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the Orient Express when it is blocked by a blizzard in Croatia. .
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34. The Clocks
June 26, 2011
Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution. .
Description

Poirot is a British television series that first aired in 1989 and concluded in 2013. The show is based on the novels of world-famous author Agatha Christie, featuring her beloved detective, Hercule Poirot, played by David Suchet. The show is set in the early 20th century and follows Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective, as he solves cases alongside his companion, Captain Arthur Hastings, played by Hugh Fraser. Poirot is known for his fastidious attention to detail and his ability to solve even the most complicated of crimes.

Each episode of Poirot follows a formulaic structure, beginning with the introduction of the victims, suspects, and motives, followed by the investigation led by Poirot and Hastings, and finally, the unveiling of the murderer and their motives.

The show is unique in its attention to detail, with intricate sets and costumes that accurately depict the period in which the show is set. The attention to detail is not limited to the visuals, however, as the dialogue is also meticulously crafted to accurately reflect the language and customs of the time.

The supporting cast includes Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector James Japp, a Scotland Yard detective who often collaborates with Poirot, and Pauline Moran as Miss Felicity Lemon, Poirot's secretary and assistant. Additionally, many famous guest stars have made appearances throughout the series, including Zoë Wanamaker, Richard Griffiths, and Timothy Dalton.

Throughout the series, viewers are treated to a variety of mysteries and crimes, including murders, thefts, and kidnappings. The show features a range of settings, from luxurious country estates to the grimy underworld of London.

One notable aspect of the show is the relationship between Poirot and Hastings. The two have a deep affection for each other, often bickering like an old married couple but always working together in perfect synchronicity to solve the case at hand. Their banter and chemistry add a lighthearted touch to the often dark subject matter of the show.

Overall, Poirot is a masterfully crafted series, with intricate plotlines, exceptional attention to detail, and a cast of characters who are both charming and intriguing. David Suchet's portrayal of Poirot is iconic, and the show is a must-watch for fans of Agatha Christie's timeless novels.

Poirot is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (72 episodes). The series first aired on January 8, 1989.

WHERE TO WATCH POIROT

Poirot is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Poirot on demand at Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6 (49,699)