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Agatha Christie's Poirot - 'Cards on the Table' (2005)

A drama by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Agatha Christie, and first broadcast on 11 December 2005 (A&E).

Overview

Veteran detective Hercule Poirot is invited to an evening of bridge - with a twist.  Alongside fellow sleuths Superintendent Battle, Colonel Race, and crimewriter Ariadne Oliver, Poirot must decide which of the other guests at the mysterious Mr Shaitana's party is a murderer.

Cast

Hercule Poirot ... David Suchet
Ariadne Oliver ... ZoŽ Wanamaker
Superintendent Battle ... David Westhead
Colonel Race ... James Fox
Mr Shaitana ... Alexander Siddig
Dr Roberts ... Alex Jennings
Mrs. Lorrimer ... Lesley Manville
Rhoda Dawes ... Honeysuckle Weeks
Anne Meredith ... Lyndsey Marshal
Colonel Hughes ... Robert Pugh
Major Despard ... Tristan Gemmil
Mr. Luxmore ... Philip Bowen
Mrs. Luxmore ... Cordelia Bugeja
Miss Burgess ... Lucy Liemann
Serge Maurice ... Douglas Reith

Crew

Director: Sarah Harding
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Associate Producer: David Suchet
Executive Producers: Michele Buck, Phil Clymer, Delia Fine, and Damien Timmer 
Original Music: Stephen McKeon

Notes

ZoŽ makes her first appearance as Hercule Poirot's friend, Ariadne Oliver, in 'Cards on the Table'.  She returns as the character in 'Mrs McGinty's Dead' (2008), 'Third Girl' (2008), and 'Hallowe'en Party' (2010).

Merchandise

Agatha Christie's Poirot - 'Cards on the Table' Region 1 DVD

Agatha Christie's Poirot - 'Cards on the Table' Region 2 DVD

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christe (edition of the novel published to coincide with the programme's broadcast; includes production photos and behind-the-scenes details)

With thanks to Noah for some of the production details.


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