Poirot (1989–2013)
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The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly 

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Poirot tries to prevent the kidnapping of a country squire's son. While his plan fails, all is not what it seems.


Renny Rye


Clive Exton (dramatized by)


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser ... Captain Hastings
Philip Jackson ... Chief Inspector Japp
Pauline Moran ... Miss Lemon
Geoffrey Bateman ... Marcus Waverly
Julia Chambers Julia Chambers ... Ada Waverly
Dominic Rougier Dominic Rougier ... Johnnie Waverly
Patrick Jordan ... Tredwell
Carol Frazer Carol Frazer ... Jessie Withers
Sandra Freeman Sandra Freeman ... Miss Collins
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... Rogers
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Hughes
Phillip Manikum Phillip Manikum ... Sergeant
Jona Jones Jona Jones ... Constable
Jonathan Magnanti Jonathan Magnanti ... Policeman




Mr. Waverly, a man whose wealth belongs to his rich wife, comes to engage Poirot's services. He has had a letter telling him that his little son Johnnie will be kidnapped for ransom. Although Poirot is present at the Waverly home, the kidnapping goes ahead but all is not as it first seems. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly is one of Agatha Christie's Poirot's short stories covering the early cases of Poirot and first published in September 1974. See more »


[first lines]
Jessie Withers: Come on, you have a go.
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third film in the long-running series
9 June 2012 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly" is from the first season of "Agatha Christie's Poirot," which is still running today. David Suchet is probably the closest to the books in his interpretation of Poirot - so much so that when one sees him speaking with his native British accent, it comes as a shock.

The story concerns a man who comes to Poirot with a note from a kidnapper saying that the man's son will be kidnapped on a certain day at noon. Scotland Yard wasn't interested. Poirot and Hastings travel to the man's estate and finally, Scotland Yard does show up. But despite all of this, the boy is kidnapped.

I figured this out in about two minutes, but I can't figure out if I'm smart or if I saw this in 1989.

Enjoyable, but there are better episodes of "Poirot."

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22 January 1989 (UK) See more »

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