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Masterpiece Mystery
Poirot, Series X: The Third Girl
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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

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Poirot finds he cannot ignore the pleas of a young heiress when she approaches him with the bizarre claim that she may be a murderer. Soon the heiress' childhood nanny is found dead, leading Poirot to team up with crime novelist Ariadne Oliver in order to solve one of the most baffling cases of his career. Zoe Wanamaker (Harry Potter) guest stars.

Norma Restarick, a young and tormented heiress, visits Hercule Poirot with an alarming cry — "I thought you might be able to save me!" She thinks she may have committed a murder, but before Poirot can inquire further, she's gone. Soon thereafter, Poirot and his fiction-writer friend Ariadne Oliver learn of a death — Norma's childhood nanny, apparently a suicide. But Norma, haunted by memories of her childhood and her own mother's suicide, is convinced she's committed the heinous crime. Norma's family and circle of friends fear for her sanity. But as Poirot delves into this compelling case and Norma's tragic past, he begins to fear for her life. Norma may be in imminent danger, but can Poirot devise a plot to lure a killer and save the fragile Norma? Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, Third Girl stars David Suchet as Hercule Poirot and Zoë Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver.

© Agatha Christie Ltd. (a Chorion company) 2008

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



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