David Suchet returns as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's endearingly fastidious sleuth, in three baffling new cases based on her classic novels. As seen on the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series.
THREE ACT TRAGEDY. After guests at successive dinner parties mysteriously drop dead, Poirot teams up with an old friend, retired stage star Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw), to ferret out the killer. Guest stars include Jane Asher, Art Malik, and Kimberley Nixon.
THE CLOCKS. As Britain readies for war, Poirot journeys to Dover to help the son of an old friend solve a case involving an unidentified corpse and four mysterious timepieces, all stopped at precisely the same time. Anna Massey guest stars.
HALLOWE'EN PARTY. Crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zo Wanamaker) calls Poirot in to investigate the macabre murder of a young girl at a children's costume party who claimed to have witnessed a killing. Also stars Sophie Thompson, Deborah Findlay, and Amelia Bullmore.
Three Act Tragedy DEADLY DINNERS WHET POIROT's INVESTIGATIVE APPETITE While visiting the Cornish coast, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) attends a dinner where one of the guests suddenly dies. An inquest finds no evidence of foul play. But Poirot's host, renowned stage actor Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw, George Gently), thinks otherwise, and another death at a later party with the same guests seems to confirm his suspicions. Together with Sir Charles and his vivacious friend Egg (Kimberley Nixon, Cranford), Poirot applies ""la technique classique"" Eliminating the suspects, one by one.
The Clocks POIROT IDENTIFIES A MAN WHOSE TIME RUNS OUT While trying to unmask a mole at Dover's military base, Lt. Colin Race (Tom Burke, The Libertine) enlists Poirot to help him aid a pretty secretary apparently framed for murder. Called to a residence on a quiet street for a temporary typing job, she finds only a man's corpse lying on the floor. No one can identify the body, find a murder weapon, or explain the presence of four strange clocks.