Five Little Pigs [Hercule Poirot]

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Can the Belgian sleuth solve the case of a father murdered 16 years previously?

Carla Lemarchant was just five when her mother Caroline was accused and convicted of poisoning her father - the famous painter Amyas Crale - and she dies in jail. Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only when she turns 21, does she discover her family history in a letter from Caroline denying her husband's murder. But if Carla's mother didn't kill Amyas Crale, who did?

Desperate to find out the truth, Carla seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. But this is a formidable challenge even for the remarkable Belgian detective - especially as he's nothing to go on - except five suspects who fit strangely into the pattern of a children's nursery rhyme...

Agatha Christie's whodunit (published in 1943) stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Graham Crowden as Meredith Blake, Derek Waring as Philip Blake, Carmel McSharry as Miss Williams and Clare Heyhoe as Carla Lemarchant.

Actor John Moffatt (1922-2012) played Hercule Poirot in 25 BBC Radio productions.

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.

Can Belgian sleuth Poirot solve the murder of a father, 16 years after he died?

Can Belgian sleuth Poirot solve the murder of a father, 16 years after he died? Agatha Christie whodunit starring John Moffatt.

Carla Lemarchant was just five when her mother Caroline was accused and convicted of poisoning her father - the famous painter Amyas Crale - and she dies in jail. Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only when she turns 21, does she discover her family history in a letter from Caroline denying her husband's murder. But if Carla's mother didn't kill Amyas Crale, who did?

Desperate to find out the truth, Carla seeks the help of Hercule Poirot. But this is a formidable challenge even for the remarkable Belgian detective - especially as he's nothing to go on - except five suspects who fit strangely into the pattern of a children's nursery rhyme...

Agatha Christie's whodunit, first published in 1943..

CAST:

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Carla Lemarchant …. Clare Heyhoe
Sir Montague Depleach …. John Woodnutt
Elsa Greer …. Suzy Aitchison
Caroline Crale …. Jemma Churchill
Amyas Crale …. John Hartley
Cale Jonathan …. David Kossoff
Philip Blake …. Derek Waring
Meredith Blake …. Graham Crowden
Miss Williams …. Carmel McSharry
Angela Warren …. Charlotte Attenborough

Actor John Moffatt (1922-2012) played Hercule Poirot in 25 BBC Radio productions.

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.