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Series
Masterpiece Mystery
Program
Poirot, Series X: Appointment With Death
Program Number

4020

Series Description

In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

Program Description

Impassioned archaeologist Lord Greville Boynton, accompanied by his universally despised wealthy second wife Lady Boynton, is in zealous pursuit of a major artifact in Syria. A curious array of onlookers has also gathered in the unforgiving desert heat — among them the tormented Boynton children, a psychiatrist, a nun, a travel writer and a cerebral but not exactly rugged Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. When most of the camp returns from an expedition, they find Lady Boynton has been stabbed to death. How can Poirot make sense of a murder when most of the suspects weren't even present at the time of death? Poirot's investigation exposes red herrings, broken personalities and a tragic back story buried deep. Will Poirot give up in frustration or will the voices of his little grey cells sing out and solve the case? David Suchet stars as Hercule Poirot in this adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie, joined by Tim Curry

© Agatha Christie Ltd. (a Chorion company) 2008

A Co-production of ITV Studios and WGBH BOSTON in association with Agatha Christie Ltd (a Chorion Company)

Duration

01:26:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
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