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Program
David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special
Program Number

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Program Description

"David Suchet on the Orient Express" takes us across the Europe of today and reaches into bygone eras. With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography and fascinating characters, Suchet leads us on an epic journey on an iconic train through a series of romantic cities and stunning scenery.

Celebrated actor David Suchet sets aside his alter ego Hercule Poirot to step aboard one of the world's most iconic trains in the documentary David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special. From London, Suchet travels to Calais in northern France to board the Venice Simplon Orient Express, and begins his 2,000-mile journey through six countries, with a breathtaking stop in Venice on the way to Prague. The delightful Suchet revels in the artistry and beauty of the train, and explores its attraction for Agatha Christie, who used it as the setting for one of her most recognized novels. With the incisive inquisitiveness of Poirot, Suchet also traces the history of the Orient Express from its elegant beginnings to its tumultuous final days, and how its legacy has lived on. Come aboard for a charming and insightful view of the timeless Orient Express.

© ITV Studios Limited 2009

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Special
Topics
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F948BFF8ED3D4347A841C873BA657D28.
MLA: “David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F948BFF8ED3D4347A841C873BA657D28>.
APA: David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F948BFF8ED3D4347A841C873BA657D28
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