Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 1
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As seen on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery!
Agatha Christie’s brilliant Belgian detective is on the case in the first series of the hit PBS mystery. Fan favorite David Suchet stars as the dapper sleuth who solves the thorniest of cases with his formidable intellect. Set in glittering 1930s Europe, these remastered adaptations capture every splendid detail of the Art Deco era. Also starring Hugh Fraser (Sharpe) as the affable Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson (Robin of Sherwood) as Chief Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon.
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Now ITV, current owner of LWT programs, went back to the original film elements and remastered them in HD. Yes, there are subtitles.
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series 1 features these 50 minute short stories:
1 1-01 08/Jan/89 The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
2 1-02 15/Jan/89 Murder in the Mews
3 1-03 22/Jan/89 The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
4 1-04 29/Jan/89 Four and Twenty Blackbirds
5 1-05 05/Feb/89 The Third Floor Flat
6 1-06 12/Feb/89 Triangle at Rhodes
7 1-07 19/Feb/89 Problem at Sea
8 1-08 26/Feb/89 The Incredible Theft
9 1-09 05/Mar/89 The King of Clubs
10 1-10 19/Mar/89 The Dream
While 16mm will never look as sharp as 35mm, if you directly transfer the original 16mm camera film elements they will always look better & sharper than the older DVDs mastered from 16mm film copies made form 16mm negatives. The camera originals are sharper than the copies.
The Blu-rays and new DVDs are newly remastered and restored to their original U.K. broadcast order. This is wonderful mystery TV, never to get out of date. You WILL love every feature-length episode.
The original 10 late 1930s era episodes (WITH SUBTITLES) in original June-March 1989 order. Period costumes as accurate as the Art Deco sets. David Suchet begins his masterful role as Hercule Poirot with the supporting cast of associate Hastings (Hugh Fraser-Bretts: The Complete Collection); CI Japp (Philip Jackson-`Robin of Sherwood'); and Sec. Lemon (Pauline Moran) as well as numerous episode guest stars.
1 THE ADVENTURE OF THE CLAPHAM COOK: Poirot's unimportant domestic case is searching for Todd's (Brigit Forsyth) cook Eliza (Freda Dowie-The Brontes of Haworth) gone lost. She's inherited and moved to near Carlisle, her trunk left at the station. Dermot Crawley's (`Bleak House') character may be involved.
2 MURDER IN THE MEWS: Poirot helps Japp on a Bonfire Night (aka Guy Fawkes Day) suspicious suicide.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
David Suchet IS Hercule Poirot in the flesh! These stories are very good and the following series have stronger and stronger scripts and David Suchet settles in to Poirot's life. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Summer
I bought this Acorn Media "SERIES-1" because when I first bought Poirot, I bought what's called "SET-1" of 'The Classic Collection', which was a few selections... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dadzilla
As with all entertainment products, the value of each is subjective. I like this stories, they are well recorded and sound and look great.Published 9 days ago by Rupert Swain
I do enjoy David Suchet doing Poirot series! He has done so for 20 years! I have watched the series on various TV channels here in the United States and decided to start buying the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by DJMZ
Love to watch David play the part of Poirot. He performs as if he was born as Hercule Poirot, he is so natural in this part. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sharon Benson