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Book Vs Movie "Hercule Poirot's Christmas" (1994) David Suchet
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Book Vs. Movie: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Agatha Christie’s Holiday Mystery Vs the David Suchet “Poirot” TV Series

The Margos return to Agatha Christie and one of her most famous detectives with Hercule Poirot’s Christmas which was originally released in 1938. The “locked room mystery” is one of her most well-loved stories. This being the holiday season, we thought it made for a perfect inclusion to our December episodes! 

A family returns home to visit with their elderly (and rich) father during the Christmas holidays and is soon found murdered in his locked bedroom. The family switches blame upon one another constantly but Poirot uncovers clues that show the culprit who exacted revenge as a man who hated his father for abandoning his mother. 

Agatha Christie’s Poirot, with actor David Suchet, aired this episode in December 1994 (Season Six, Episode 1) 

So, between the original story and the TV adaptation–which did we prefer? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • Poirot agrees to the Christmas job
  • Poirot  trailer
  • Poirot meets Old Simeon 
  • Simeon is killed
  • Poirot explains how the murder happened
  • Poirot exposes the real killer
  • Poirot gets his Christmas gift
  • Theme music for Agatha Christie’s Poirot

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