David Suchet ("Henry VIII," "The Way We Live Now") returns for a final season in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in five new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.


Episodes


The Big Four
Friday, November 7, 8pm on WKNO
Poirot is plunged into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

Dead Man’s Folly
Friday, November 7, 9:30pm on WKNO
Saturday, November 8, 9pm on WKNO2
A wealthy financier and his wife stage a grand party at their new summer home. Poirot (David Suchet) is a reluctant guest, urged to attend by his old friend Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker), who suspects the “murder hunt” game she is preparing may turn out to be a real murder.


Also airing on November 7 at 11 PM on WKNO

The Mystery of Agatha Christie
David Suchet has spent more of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie than anyone else in the world. Suchet is embarking on a journey to learn more about the woman who created Poirot and whose books remain outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. Suchet’s journey takes him to the places Christie lived, the landscapes that inspired her and to meetings with people who knew the woman behind the fame and those inspired by her extraordinary legacy. He explores the close links between Christie’s extraordinary life and her work and discovers what it was about the woman from a small seaside town that allowed her to become the best-selling murder mystery writer in history.


Elephants Can Remember
Friday, November 14, 8pm on WKNO
Saturday, November 15, 9pm on WKNO2
The story began 13 years ago, on a clifftop in Eastbourne. A couple tragically died – but the question has always remained – did the husband, General Ravenscroft, shoot the wife, or did the wife, Molly, kill the husband? Now, Poirot has been called in by an old friend whose elderly father has been found drowned in his own hydrotherapy treatment bath – a rather brutal contraption he used decades ago to treat psychiatric patients. Poirot is intrigued by the case, and keen to help his friend, although the doctor himself does seem to be the prime suspect in the eyes of the investigating officer.

The Labours of Hercules
Friday, November 21, 8pm on WKNO
Saturday, November 22, 9pm on WKNO2
Desperate to catch infamous art thief Marrascaud, the Metropolitan Police build what they imagine is a perfect trap. The Le Mesurier family are to announce the society debut of their beautiful daughter Lucinda, who will be wearing an exceptionally expensive diamond necklace. On display will be ‘Hercules Vanquishing the Hydra’, a priceless work by Marrascaud’s favourite artist Van Druys. Last but not least, the great Hercule Poirot will be in attendance. How can Marrascaud resist?\

Curtain
Friday, November 28, 8pm on WKNO
Saturday, November 29, 8pm on WKNO2
Confined to a wheelchair and crippled with arthritis, the now elderly Hercule Poirot is reunited with his old companion Captain Hastings – back where it all began. Styles is the rambling country house where the pair first met 30 years ago, when Poirot was a refugee and Hastings a wounded soldier. It is also the home of their first murder investigation together – and is soon to be home to their last.

Being Poirot 2-Hour Special
Friday, December 5, 8pm on WKNO
After 25 years of playing one of television’s greatest icons, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot in the behind-the-scenes special, Being Poirot. Hosted by Stanley Tucci, the two-hour special will explore the man behind this iconic character while he reveals what it has been like to play one of fiction’s most enduring and enigmatic creations. In this entertaining and revealing documentary, Suchet allows the camera crew to follow him as he prepares for the emotional final days of filming on set.


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