David Suchet is the brilliant Belgian sleuth in movie-length episodes of the popular TV series seen on PBS and A&E. Impeccably attired, meticulously mustached, he roots out evil with old-fashioned brainpower and a little help from his friends. Set 4 is 2 cases and a behind-the-scenes bonus feature; SDH subtitles; approx. 233 min. More titles from Acorn Media
Mrs. McGinty’s Dead
When a jury convicts James Bentley (Joe Absolom, Vincent) for the murder of his landlady, even the police superintendent (Richard Hope, The Bill) believes they’ve got the wrong man. At the superintendent’s behest, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) begins a search for new evidence. He bumps into an old friend, mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker, My Family), who lends her woman’s intuition to the investigation. It seems that many of the victim’s former employers have “a skeleton in the armoire,” as Poirot puts it. But when an unknown assailant makes an attempt on the detective’s life, the case takes on greater urgency.
Cat Among the Pigeons
At the Meadowbank School, Miss Bulstrode (Harriet Walter, Atonement) counts girls from England’s finest families among her young charges. And she treats them all as equalseven the royalty, like Princess Shaista of Ramat, a political refugee under constant threat from revolutionaries in her country. Yet, to the headmistress’s friend Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), the school seems a world in microcosm, full of “hopes, dreams, fears, and secrets.” The famous detective delves into those secrets after a vicious murder shocks the students and staff. As the attacks escalate, he aims to find the perpetrator before more students leave and threaten the school’s survival.
Super Sleuths: Poirot
Behind the scenes of the beloved series.
Cast, crew, and an array of experts explore the widespread appeal of Agatha Christie’s famed detective. Featuring interviews with stars David Suchet (Hercule Poirot), Philip Jackson (Chief Inspector Japp), Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings), and Pauline Moran (Miss Lemon), as well as longtime producer Brian Eastman, director Ed Bennett, writer Anthony Horowitz, and many others.
Run Time:186 minutes, plus 47 minutes bonus programming
Number of discs:3
Color or B&W:Color