Sir Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench board the Orient Express for Agatha Christie’s whodunnit

As most P1’s of Tellyspotting are well aware, I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I’m all on board with prequels. Remakes, not so much. That said, the forthcoming November release of Kenneth Branagh’s ‘remake’ of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express may go a long way to alter my future close-mindedness. Sir Kenneth will not only co-produce and […]

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It’s Christie for Christmas x 7!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Beginning in 2016, we’ll be having a ‘Christie for Christmas’ holiday season for the foreseeable future. Given the audience response following last Christmas’ small screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, And Then There Were None starring Aidan Turner (Being Human, Poldark) and the earlier re-do of Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence detective novels, Partners […]

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Lewis and Hathaway prepare for final case beginning Aug 7 on PBS

When Kevin Whately begins to solve his final case beginning Sunday, August 7 as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series, he’s got to feel a bit like Sir David Suchet and his quarter of a century on-screen relationship with Hercule Poirot. Whately stepped into the role of DS Robert “Robbie” Lewis in 1987, opposite the late John Thaw […]

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Post ‘Wallander’, Kenneth Branagh sets sights on ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Just two short years after the longest-serving Poirot, David Suchet, hung up his iconic waxed moustache, Kenneth Branagh is to become the latest star to portray Agatha Christie’s most famous and long-lived character, eccentrically-refined Belgian detective in a new movie version of the classic Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh, who will bring to an end his […]

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'Being Poirot' is a delight for current and future Poirot fans

When the phrase Must See TV was coined by NBC years ago for its’ Thursday night comedy/drama lineup it must have had an upcoming public television special in mind some 30 years later. Being Poirot, which recounts Sir David Suchet’s last days as that ‘funny little man’ born in the mind of Agatha Christie, will […]

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David Suchet's final days as Poirot begins tonight on PBS

It all began in January of 1989. Probably not even David Suchet himself knew that some 25+ years later he would have portrayed the world’s most notable Belgian detective for the entire Agatha Christie catalog that featured Hercule Poirot. Tonight’s premiere of “The Big Four” on PBS’ Masterpiecemarks the return of Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), […]

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Miss Marple returns to PBS in September. Vote for your favorite!

The bad news? America is dangerously close to the final five broadcasts of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot series starring Sir David Suchet. Over the last 25 years, Suchet will have played the Belgian detective in every Poirot story ever written by Christie, 66 to be exact.   The good news? There are still approximately 20 […]

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