Agatha Christie’s Poirot s06e03 Murder on the Links (1994) – 7/10 period crime detective murder mystery TV review

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Cast / crew
Hercule Poirot: David Suchet
Captain Hastings: Hugh Fraser
Writer (Original Novel): Agatha Christie
Writer (Dramatisation): Anthony Horowitz
Director: Andrew Grieve
Producer: Brian Eastman
Diane Fletcher: Eloise Renauld
Damien Thomas: Paul Renauld
Benjamin Pullen: Jack Renauld
Kate Fahy: Bernadette Daubreuil
Sophie Linfield: Marthe Daubreuil
Jacinta Mulcahy: Bella Duveen

Agatha Christie’s Poirot s06e03 Murder on the Links (1994)

Poirot is a bit miffed when a voyage of gastronomical discovery to France – arranged by Hastings – turns out to be a stay at a golf course hotel. Poirot is soon recognized and has his little grey cells tickled by a wealthy businessman who wishes him to investigate a possible fraud. The following morning the man, Paul Renauld, turns up in an unfinished grave on the golf course with an unusual knife in his back.

7/10

Quality murder mystery which keeps throwing up new twists and clues but the viewer is only ever half-a-step behind instead of a full step. That said, while just about everyone in the story seems certain to have committed the deed at one point or another, you certainly won’t have guessed the murderer before it is revealed. The by-play between Poirot and Hastings is, as usual, a delight, and it’s always nice to see Poirot in a willy-waving competition (wagering his moustache against a pipe-smoking French detective much to Hastings delightful horror). Mustn’t forget Poirot’s humble pronouncement-of-the-week: “I think the thoughts of Hercule Poirot, monsieur, are far beyond your comprehension.”

This Agatha Christie’s Poirot episode contains violence, unpleasant scenes

Classified 12 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over.

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