Hercule Poirot (Radio, TV)
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  • 1
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, and others
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    This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.

    Another Fantastic Hercule Poirot ❤️✨

    The very first in the Agatha Christie 'Hercule Poirot' series. This is one of my favourite Poirot's full of the subtle higher class wit we have all co..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 January 2016 by Highlight (United Kingdom)
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    Murder on the Links (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (38)
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    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

    SLEUTH IN FRANCE

    Intriguing array of characters and trails encountered by Poirot in his quest to solve the crimes using his little grey cells. Romance has a place, too..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2011 by MR. JOLLY (N.I.)
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    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (40)
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    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mrs Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King's Abbot are suspicious. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

    wooden narrator takes edge off one of the greats

    wooden narrator takes edge off one of the greats. Agatha Christie wrote five or six true classics and this is one.

    Reviewed on 23 January 2017 by Toby ()
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    The Mystery of the Blue Train (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Mystery of the Blue Train (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Maurice Denhham
    Overall
    (55)
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    Story
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    A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and a priceless cache of rubies becomes destined for his beloved daughter Rachel. Two days later Rachel is dead - murdered on a train on her way to the Riviera to meet her scoundrel lover: a mysterious, dark man. The suspects line up... only master slueth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth. Maurice Denhham stars as the great Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

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  • 8
    Peril at End House (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Peril at End House (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (22)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective. Hercule Poirot and his good friend Captain Hastings are enjoying a well-deserved break on the Cornish Riviera, in the idyllic village of St Loo. Wandering along the terrace of the Hotel Majestic on the first morning of their stay, Poirot literally falls at the feet of a pretty, dark-haired girl and, much to Hastings’ delight, insists that she join them for a cocktail.

    Good Production

    The story was absolutely great and all the actors were top class in particular John Moffat and Simon Williams. Great

    Reviewed on 26 January 2015 by POS (County Cork, Ireland)
  • 9
    Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (45)
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    Story
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    ‘Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I’ve just got to get rid of my husband!’ No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware’s husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim’s life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...

    Fantastic Twists

    I've enjoyed all of the John Moffatt dramatisations, and this one was particularly good. I didn't know the story or the identity of the killer, so thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 August 2017 by GearMonkey ()
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    Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (48)
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    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

    Very engaging:-) excellent voices!

    Very engaging:-) excellent voices! feeling as if one was in the train observing Poirot solving the case. Pity it's so short.

    Reviewed on 30 July 2017 by Anonymous ()
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    Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
    Overall
    (45)
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    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

    Fantastic performances

    Fantastic dramatisation of the book.
    Excellent characterisations, good pace to story- almost like watching live theatre!

    Reviewed on 12 May 2016 by Catwat ()
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    Death in the Clouds (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Death in the Clouds (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (42)
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    Story
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    A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of an Agatha Christie story. On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause - and, perhaps rather too conveniently, a blow pipe is discovered stuffed down the back of his seat. Clearly the murder can only have been committed by one of the passengers or crew on the plane.

    Yet Another Excellent Poirot Production

    As I have the full HP collection, I say once more, if you love your Agatha Christie, you will enjoy these excellent full cast drama's.

    John M..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 January 2017 by Highlight (United Kingdom)
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    The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson
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    (34)
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    Story
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective with Simon Williams and Philip Jackson. Alice Ascher, a poor, elderly shopkeeper, is murdered in Andover. Betty Barnard, a young waitress, is strangled with her own belt at Bexhill-on-Sea. Next comes Carmichael Clarke, collector of Chinese art, clubbed to death in Churston. Only in Doncaster does the pattern vary: the man found stabbed in the Regal Cinema is called George Earsfield.

    Enjoyed it

    Good plot. Not overly confusing and keeps the suspense going. Actors were good and portrayed story well. Not one of my most favourite plots but a good..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 June 2015 by marcellaferguson ()
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    Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...

    excellent dramatisation

    The characters are all true to the book, the story is well paced and the addition of various background noises and occasional musical interludes add t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 September 2012 by Dawn (London, United Kingdom)
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    Cards on the Table (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Cards on the Table (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Stephanie Cole, Donald Sinden
    Overall
    (49)
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    Story
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot with Stephanie Cole and Donald Sinden. Hercule Poirot, along with three other luminaries from the world of crime detection, is invited to dinner by the renowned London socialite Dr Shaitana. Also on the guest list are four members of what Shaitana calls his Black Museum - a collection of murderers who have each succeeded in 'getting away with it'. After midnight, when the guests prepare to leave, they make a terrible discovery.

    First Class Christie Mystery

    Another perfect Murder mystery to add to ones collection. First rate Christie, this will be a pleasure to listen to any time and many times over.
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    Reviewed on 11 January 2016 by Highlight (United Kingdom)
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    Dumb Witness (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Dumb Witness (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Simon Williams
    Overall
    (45)
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    (37)
    Story
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    As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn’t say why. Her only specific mention is ‘the incident of the dog’s ball’. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.

    Moffat Is The Perfect Radio Poriot. Excellent Entertainment❤️

    This is one of my favourite Christie murders (especially TV version. ) Moffat is perfect for the radio and Simon Williams isn't bad. I am quite a sno..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2016 by Highlight (United Kingdom)
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    Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Peter Sallis
    Overall
    (40)
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Peter Sallis as the great Belgian detective. Tyrannical millionaire Simeon Lee has been estranged from most of his family for years. But now, on Christmas Eve, the old man calls them all together once more. Unable to disobey, the children gather uneasily and wonder what their father’s intentions are. Does he want to clear up past misunderstandings or cause fresh mischief? Before they can find out, a deafening crash is heard overhead.

    Poor Poirot

    Peter Sallies is unfortunately a very poor Poirot. His accent is a joke. Disastrous performance. Ruins an otherwise excellent Christie.

    Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 22
    Sad Cypress (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Sad Cypress (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (51)
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    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian detective. Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Welman are the model English couple, perfect companions set for a life of ease when they inherit Aunt Laura's considerable fortune. But a poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy.

    Excellent

    Listening to 'Sad Cypress' on audio made me feel like I was there in the story seeing what was happening.

    Reviewed on 17 April 2011 by Padraig (Bantry, Co. CorkIreland)
  • 23
    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
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    Poirot has always hated visiting the dentist, but this time his check-up is painless and soon over. As he leaves Mr Morley's surgery, he observes a woman wearing patent leather shoes with large buckles. She catches one of the buckles on the taxi door and wrenches it off, and as Poirot hands it back, he is reminded of the children's rhyme 'One, two, buckle my shoe'. Back home, Poirot is astonished to receive a call from Chief Inspector Japp, informing him that Mr Morley has shot himself.

    Nice Job. But some stories are too similar.

    Just like Miss Marple's few stories, some of Poirot's stories are also repeating..... But it's still nice to listen.

    Reviewed on 15 February 2015 by BBC Reader (United Kingdom)
  • 24
    Evil Under the Sun | Agatha Christie

    Evil Under the Sun

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffat, Iain Glen, Fiona Fullerton, and others
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    An exclusive hotel on a tiny picturesque island seems to be the ideal retreat for Hercule Poirot from the stresses of criminal detection. But with the appearance of the beautiful Arlena Stuart, the quiet and peaceful atmosphere becomes charged with an indefinable erotic tension. And when she is found viciously strangled in a secluded cove, there are few, especially among the women, who seem to feel either surprise or regret.

    😁

    This is one of my favourite stories it has been narrated really well i Love it


    Reviewed on 28 January 2017 by Gili20 ()
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    Taken at the Flood (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Taken at the Flood (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (49)
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    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Gordon Cloade is killed in a London air raid, and his vast fortune passes to his young wife Rosaleen. Five of his relatives are desperate to get their hands on Cloade's money, and Rosaleen begins to fear for her life. The prospects for the Cloades improve when they discover that Rosaleen had a previous husband who perished mysteriously in Africa. Then a mysterious stranger appears in the village, saying that he has something to communicate to her, but the following morning he is found dead.

    If You Love Your Hercule Poirot You Will Love This

    Just like listening to the TV version of Hercule Poirot only this is the radio version with the great John Moffat as Hercule of which John is perfect ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 January 2015 by Highlight (United Kingdom)
  • 29
    The Witness for the Prosecution (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Witness for the Prosecution (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Soon to be a major new London theatre show, The Witness for the Prosecution follows the hapless Leonard Vole as he learns he has been accused of murdering a wealthy widow in order to get his hands on the inheritance. His predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him. The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists. This classic BBC radio drama stars Hywell Bennett as Leonard, and Miriam Margolyes as his chief accuser.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 31
    Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
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    The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot. The victim’s young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.

    Intriguing, fun and a classic Poirot

    I find dramatised audio books much easier to listen to than normal audio books. Especially as I listen to them a lot in the car. The different voices ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by Rufus ()
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    Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    Overall
    (55)
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    (38)
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    (38)

    Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fête at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something very sinister is being planned. She sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot. At first, he is not inclined to take her very seriously, but soon a series of events propels him to change his mind.

    A perfect dramatisation.

    I love these dramatisations! I listened to this one during a stay in Devon after a visit to Agatha Christie's home Greenway. A perfect time to listen ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 December 2012 by Saffy (UK)
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    The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (44 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffat, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips
    Overall
    (59)
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    (35)
    Story
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    In this delightful tale, an Eastern Prince arrives in England with some family jewels which he’s having reset as a gift for his fiancée. However, the Prince also has a mistress; she asks to wear one particularly enchanting piece that features a huge ruby, and then promptly disappears with it. Poirot discovers a connection with a house party at the home of Colonel and Mrs Lacey, and in order to pursue his investigation an invitation is procured for him to the Laceys’.

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    Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
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    John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels....

    Gripping Murder Mystery

    Another gripping murder mystery solved by Poirot. Good dramatisation. Thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend this drama to anyone at anytime.

    Reviewed on 20 March 2015 by Agatha ()
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    Elephants Can Remember (Dramatised) | Agatha Christie

    Elephants Can Remember (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
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    (41)
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    (29)
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    Following an otherwise-enjoyable literary luncheon, the celebrated crime novelist Ariadne Oliver is accosted by a particularly formidable woman who engages her in conversation about one of her many god-daughters, whom Ariadne hasn’t seen since she was a child. She lands a bombshell with the question ‘What I want to know is this: did her mother kill her father, or was it the father who killed the mother?’

    Dramatisation

    Enjoyed this dramatisation of Elephants Can Remember. John Moffatt played Poirot really well. Will recommend to anybody to have a listen.

    Reviewed on 20 May 2016 by Amazon Customer ()