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Episode 98: Poirot

Grab those ‘little grey cells’ and your finest moustache comb, as we take on the case of looking back at the history of Hercule Poirot on screen.

Tom attempts (and fails) to pronounce the name of Agatha Christie’s iconic Belgian detective, as he takes Morgan back through all the depictions of the crime-solving sleuth, from Finney to Branagh, Suchet to Ustinov. Even Molina.

We also discuss:

  • The power of ITV3 and the ‘laid back treat’ crime drama
  • How Agatha Christie couldn’t stand Poirot (and why he’s actually a bit of a git)
  • Morgan’s bafflement on how Spice World existed
  • How trendy Alfred Molina is
  • Ranking the ‘taches
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Clips used:

  • The Simpsons (Fox)
  • Lord Edgware Dies (1934) (Radio Pictures)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974) (EMI)
  • Death on the Nile (1977) (EMI)
  • Evil Under the Sun (1982) (EMI)
  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot (ITV)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (20th Century Fox)
  • Spice World (Polygram)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2001) (Ardustry Home)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (The Campbell Playhouse) (CBS)

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