Agatha Christie's Poirot 13 Seasons 1997

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Season 6
(332) IMDb 8/10
Available in HD

4. Dumb Witness TV-NR CC

Poirot accompanies Hasings to Lake Windermere where Hastings' friend Charles is attempting to set a world speedboat-racing record. The atmosphere of their holiday turns from frolic to foreboding when two sisters watching the race tell Poirot they have had premonitions that both Charles and his Aunt Emily are in danger. Poirot finds teh sisters' warnings all too accurate. Soon he must solve a crime by communicating with a single, silent witness.

Starring:
David Suchet, Hugh Fraser
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes
Original air date:
March 16, 1997

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Dumb Witness

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Edward Bennett
Starring David Suchet, Hugh Fraser
Supporting actors Ann Morrish, Patrick Ryecart, Kate Buffery, Paul Herzberg, Julia St John, Norma West, Jonathan Newth, Pauline Jameson, Muriel Pavlow, Pat O'Toole, Geoffrey Freshwater, Jestyn Phillips, Tobias Saunders, Layla Harrison, Stephen Tomlin, Tim Williams, Sarah Stephenson, Geoffrey Banks
Season year 1997
Network RLJ Entertainment
Producers Brian Eastman, Christopher Hall, Sarah Wilson
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great stories and excellent acting.
Cappy in Naples
Just love that quirky detective solving mysteries like no other.
Faith Zimmerman
Will watch as many series or episodes as there are!
Lee Hutchins Bagley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Mular TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 3, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
For Series 6 LWT (London Weekend Television) ran out of short stories and reverted back to the two hour format used in season 4, drawing stories from the longer Poirot Novels. (Series 5 used the Short Stories.)
This would be the last series for LWT to produce Poirot. Granada Television would do a hostile take over of LWT and the Poirot series would go on hiatus until the A&E Network would pick it up in 2000.
Technically this would not be a real broadcast season as it was spread out over three years. It is just the last of the LWT productions.

The classic two hour mysteries are:

42 6-01 01/January/95 "HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS"
43 6-02 12/February/95 "HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK"
44 6-03 11/February/96 "MURDER ON THE LINKS"
45 6-04 16/March/97 "DUMB WITNESS"

Even though these were filmed in 16mm, re-mastering them in Hi-Definition from the original 16mm camera films will produce a sharper image than the old 1995/1997 standard definition transfers made from 16mm copies, created from 16mm dupe negatives.

Now if only A&E would re-master their series 7, 8, 9, &10 from the original films, UNCUT. Yes the old A&E DVDs have some edits.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on June 27, 2012
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It's REMASTERED. Of course it's reissued as series 6. 4 Poirots. Previously aired/released episodes, but now with better picture. According to friends using Blu-ray, it's great if you have a large screen. Excellent on normal DVDs too. Sets being offered are in original UK airing order. I've listed episodes, so check and see if you already own them.
If not, this is a grand opportunity for those new to this Belgian with `little gray cell' who out-sleuths `The Yard.' David Suchet made Poirot famous. Philip Jackson plays Chief Inspector Japp in 2 episodes. Hastings (Hugh Fraser) Poirot's right-hand arrives in two episodes. Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) is back for one episode.

I've never been disappointed with Poirot. Agatha Christie stories always fantastic, but Suchet makes adaptations soar to new heights. Humor, scenic bliss, and costumes rival script brilliance. It's tough cutting books to 100 TV minutes. This series does it well. Trivially note: Poirot fictional character was granted a 1975 New York Times front page obit.

SUBTITLE option available for all 4 feature-length episodes. Guest stars aplenty, as normal.
~~~~~Hercule Poirot's Christmas- 1995
The detective Poirot takes a holiday. A family Christmas gathering leaves a man murdered, apparently by one of his adult children. So much for a cozy Christmas by the Yule log.
~~~~~Hickory Dickory Dock- 1995
Petty theft turns to murder in a heartbeat, or lack of. Miss Lemon convinces Poirot to look in crime in her sister's hostel. See Jonathan Firth playing Nigel, yes Colin's brother.
~~~~~Murder on the Links- 1996
Poirot's and Hastings' reputations travel to France. Oui, Oui, more murder, kidnapping, downright nasty crime for the pair to sleuth. Some just die for a game of French golf.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tony Marquise Jr. on July 4, 2012
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I have all the modern(BBC) David Suchet DVDs of him playing Poirot. All of them are very entertaining and are more enjoyable than 98% of anything else on TV. Watch them all and be happy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Saundra Dawson on September 13, 2013
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We love all the episodes, watch them over & over. We own one box collections.
The historic buildings & locations, interior decor, vintage clothing & automobiles.
The story lines & plots are intriguing, delightful humor and always a twist & surprise endings.
Last, but certainly not least, the characters are superb actors, especially David Suchet;
his facial expressions speak volumes. Very well done. We actually prefer British TV over
American. We're also Sherlock Holmes fans; own the entire collection, and a book containing
all the writings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the great she-bear on August 23, 2013
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I have spent the last month binging on the first six seasons of Poirot [free with Prime] and am now re-watching them from the beginning and enjoying every minute of the experience. Ahhh the eye candy! Art Deco - glam ladies and gents in high fashion 1930's London [and trips out and about to seashore, Europe, Lake Country, etc] All is perfectly framed gorgeous scenery and sets - tho the sets are on-location - always with the Art Deco streamlined crisp clean, opulent sophistication . yum. Oh - the mysteries themselves? Clever, always successfully entertaining - the primary characters are perfect in their parts, and each individual personality remains constant thru all the seasons [acting is superb, by the way, hard to pull off, as its all really a bit silly over-the-top camp thirties], David Suchet is some kind of genious / artist to pull of Poirot with all his supercilious egotistical, mincing perfectionism - Well, the whole thing is a gently played tongue-in-cheek running-jokes comedy... Such a great show! And yes, Mssr. Poirot's "little grey cells" come through time and time again - explaining to all the answer to the Great Murder Mystery [or whatever] of the Moment ... [have I effused enthusiasm enough to whet your interest? Magnifique!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dah1438 on September 13, 2013
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Sweet Agatha is on top with these characters and the TV series.The producers definitely got it ALL right!. The actors, the action and especially the time setting and stage sets. Love the art deco theme though out. I wish I had lived during that era, well except for a few portions of it. David Suchet plays the role impeccably well!

Better than any on screen production of Sherlock Holmes that I have ever seen.

I have seen them all on PBS, but they are so good, I love to watch them all again! And Again!

R/S

David A. Hardin
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