Agatha Christie’s Poirot s10e03 After the Funeral (2005) – 5/10 period crime detective drama TV review

Cast / crew
David Suchet: Hercule Poirot
Writer (Original Novel): Agatha Christie
Screenplay Writer: Philomena McDonagh
Robert Bathurst: Gilbert Entwhistle
Geraldine James: Helen Abernethie
Anna Calder-Marshall: Maude Abernethie
Monica Dolan: Cora and Miss Gilchrist
Kevin Doyle: Inspector Morton
Michael Fassbender: George Abernathie
Fiona Glascott: Rosamund
Julian Ovenden: Michael Shane
Lucy Punch: Susannah Henderson
William Russell: Lanscombe
Anthony Valentine: Giovanni Gallaccio
Benjamin Whitrow: Timothy Abernethie
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Director: Maurice Phillips

Agatha Christie’s Poirot s10e03 After the Funeral (2005)

Poirot investigates the death of a man who, after his funeral, is claimed to have been murdered by one of his slightly dotty relatives, Cora Gallaccio. Her rambling is dismissed but a bizarre and unexpected will proves to be an appetiser for the main course: the brutal murder of Cora Gallaccio the day after the funeral.

5/10

Christie’s whodunit has such an unforeseen solution that it drags this adaptation back up to average after declining slowly through inactivity and ripe acting during the second hour. Despite all the period production design, this outing, like most of these two-hour adaptations, simply has no atmosphere or charm.

This Agatha Christie’s Poirot episode contains mild sexuality, Unpleasant scenes

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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One thought on “Agatha Christie’s Poirot s10e03 After the Funeral (2005) – 5/10 period crime detective drama TV review

  1. This is one of my favorite “POIROT” adaptations from the second decade of the series. The changes made actually improved Christie’s 1955 novel . . . aside from one minor scene after the murderer was revealed.

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