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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
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 Hercule Poirot (70 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Captain Hastings / ... (43 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Chief Inspector Japp / ... (40 episodes, 1989-2013)
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 Miss Lemon (32 episodes, 1989-2013)
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This whodunit series based on Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, is named after its star sleuth, Hercule Poirot, a famous former Belgian policeman, who settled for good in London after the war, soon so famous as an infallible private detective that he becomes a society figure in his own right. In each episode Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery -mostly murder(s)- for a paying client or otherwise catching his attention, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings and/or his Scotland yard 'friendly rival' Detective Chief Inspector Japp. Written by KGF Vissers

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David Suchet would initially trim the top of his hair to appear more balding (in later years his hair had thinned naturally), except in Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990), which chronicles Poirot's first case in England where he's supposed to be considerably younger. See more »

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Captain Hastings: [Repeated line] Good Lord!
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The opening credits has Poirot disembark at a train station and bow to the viewer. See more »

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great detective series
3 November 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Maybe I'm a bit sheltered when it comes to reading classic literature, but I have never read anything by Christie, and I never realized the character of Poirot was created by her. Despite this fact, I discovered a large collection of videos from the series at the local library...so I picked the first one from the set and checked it out. I wasn't expecting all that much, being that it's British, and like many Americans, I find that the two countries have very different tastes when it comes to television. I must tell you, I was very pleasantly surprised, and I like the episode very much. It was the episode, "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim," in which Poirot takes a bet from Japp that he cannot solve the case in 7 days without leaving the house. Poirot takes the bet, and the story progresses from there. The character of Poirot is very funny, and despite the fact that I have to strain to understand what he's saying sometimes (due to his accent), I like him a lot. This seems to be a great detective series, with superb writing and acting. The secondary characters of Japp, Hasting, and Ms. Lemon (I believe that's her name) are very well written as well. It's not your typical american fare, but it suits me just fine. I'll definitely be checking this show out when it comes on A&E, and I plan on checking out the rest of the series from the library. Great show. 10/10


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