Poirot, Agatha Christie’s 2.09 Kidnapped Prime Minister, The (1990)
Poirot is brought in when the Prime Minister is kidnapped the day after a failed assassination attempt in which he was injured. Poirot little grey cells are instantly suspicious of the closeness of the two crimes but his methodical approach isn’t impressing the Home Office and Japp starts getting concerned about his pension.
The main idea of the plot is fine but the crime is not. After all, the reason to kidnap somebody is to gain a ransom of some kind but with our kidnapped Prime Minister, there is no mention of the purpose of the crime and our kidnappers end up looking fake because of it.
This Poirot, Agatha Christie’s episode contains a gory and unpleasant scene.
Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.