TV Agatha Christie’s Poirot (ITV 1989-2014, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser) Published 7 months ago on November 1, 2018 Period crime drama series. In the 1930’s fussy Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of crimes, mostly murder, with his faithful aide Captain Hastings. Poirot lived at 56B Whitehaven Mansions, Sandhurst Square, London W1 and his phone number was TRAfalgar 8137. 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. He’s often accompanied by his trusty sidekick Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), and their paths cross Scotland Yard’s Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) who has a grudging respect for the meticulous, if eccentric, private detective. The drama is a charming and glamorous depiction of the middle and upper classes of the 1930s, through the elegant costumes, settings and locations. Trivia: In an earlier 1985 TV version of Thirteen to Dinner, Suchet played the role of Inspector Japp, with Peter Ustinov as Poirot. Agatha Christie’s granddaughter Rosie Hicks reportedly recommended Suchet for the role of Poirot in the ITV production, after watching him in the 1985 comedy drama, Blott On The Landscape. David Suchet’s brother is the ITV newscaster, John Suchet and appeared as Poirot in a video message at John’s ITV News leaving party. He apologised for ‘not being able to make it’ and then promptly surprised him by turning up. Actor Rupert Penry-Jones wore a wig in the dramatisation of the Sad Cypress, as he had shaved his head for a play he was in. But Poirot’s producers were so keen to have him for the part of Roddy Winter, they had a wig made for him especially. Poirot was the only fictional character to have an obit in the New York Times. It was to mark Christie’s publication of his last fictional outing, in Curtain, on 6 August 1975. production details UK | ITV – London Weekend Television-Carnival-AandE | 70 episodes with various running times | 8 January 1989 – 25 August 2014 Theme Music: Christopher Gunning Stories: Agatha Christie Producer: Brian Eastman Executive Producers: Nick Elliott, Linda Agran cast David Suchet as Hercule Poirot Hugh Fraser as Arthur Hastings Philip Jackson as James Harold Japp Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon Clive ExtonCrimeDavid SuchetDramaHugh FraserMichael BakerMysteryPauline MoranPhilip JacksonRussell Murray Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV15 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV15 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV15 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV15 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV15 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago Whistleblower Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May 2019 on CBS WHISTLEBLOWER begins its second season on Friday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), investigating the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of... Episodes23 hours ago Warrior: They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think (S1EP8 Cinemax Fri 24 May 2019) They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think: After a bloodbath on the streets of Chinatown, the Hop Wei and Long... Episodes23 hours ago Doom Patrol: Ezekiel Patrol (Season 1 Finale DC Fri 24 May 2019) Ezekiel Patrol: The Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. Airdate: Friday 24 May 2019 on DC.... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.