Poirot

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  • TV-14
  • 1989
  • 13 Seasons
  • 8.6  (51,224)

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.

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Exclusive Q&A with David Suchet
6. Exclusive Q&A with David Suchet
August 25, 2014
An exclusive Q\&A with David Suchet after screening "Curtain" at The Paley Center. SPOILER ALERT!
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
5. Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
November 13, 2013
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 from claiming more victims.
The Labours of Hercules
4. The Labours of Hercules
August 18, 2014
Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for an infamous art thief.
Dead Man's Folly
3. Dead Man's Folly
October 30, 2013
Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fete, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fete, the girl playing her murder victim winds up well and truly murdered.
The Big Four
2. The Big Four
October 23, 2013
As the threat of world war looms large, Poirot seeks the help of friends both old and new when he is pitted against a dangerous group of dissidents responsible for a series of violent murders.
Elephants Can Remember
1. Elephants Can Remember
June 9, 2013
While Poirot investigates the murder of a renowned psychiatrist, Ariadne Oliver becomes an amateur sleuth of her own when her goddaughter tasks her to find out the truth about the nature of her parents' mysterious deaths.
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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 Amazon Prime, Amazon and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 8, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (51,224)