Mystery Of The Blue Train, The [Hercule Poirot]

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01Heart Of Fire1985122920190204 (BBC7)
20190205 (BBC7)

The 'Heart of Fire' is one of the world's legendary jewels which once adorned the crown of the Tsars. But legend proclaims the stunning ruby brings death in its wake.

So the American millionaire Rufus Van Aldin may live to regret his purchase...

Another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. The glamorous Blue Train carries the rich and the famous to their beloved Riviera. But the future looks far from bright for one passenger...

First published in 1928, The Mystery of the Blue Train is based on a short story from 1923, The Plymouth Express. Dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Stars Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Avril Clarke as Ruth Kettering, Anthony Smee as Derek Kettering, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Gwen Cherrell as Lady Tamplin, Moir Leslie as Lenox, Judy Buxton as Mirelle, Peter Woodthorpe as Dr Harrison, John Harrison as Krassnine, Tessa Worsley as Olga, Jane Leonard as Zia, Garard Green as Scattergood and Ronald Herdman as Papopolous.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985

A ruby that once adorned the crown of the Tsars brings death to whoever owns it.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.

02The Blue Train1986010520190205 (BBC7)
20190206 (BBC7)

Katherine Grey heads to Nice by train, but when she gets there a new acquaintance is found brutally murdered.

Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot is drawn into a tale of murder and deceit, focussed on one of the world’s legendary jewels...

First published in 1928, Agatha Christie's thriller is based on a short story from 1923, The Plymouth Express.

Dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Stars Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Avril Clarke as Ruth Kettering, Anthony Smee as Derek Kettering, Avril Clarke as Ruth Kettering, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Pauline Letts as Mason, Jonathan Owen as Chubby, Adrian Egan as Monsieur Caux, David Learner as Pavett, Richard Durden as the Train Conductor and Ronald Herdman as the Gendarme.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

Katherine travels to Nice, but when she gets there a new acquaintance is found dead.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.

Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot is drawn into a tale of murder and deceit, focussed on one of the world’s legendary jewels...

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

03A Meeting At The Villa Marguerite1986011220190206 (BBC7)
20190207 (BBC7)

With a victim brutally murdered and a fabulous gem stolen, Hercule Poirot starts to “arrange the facts ?

First published in 1928, Agatha Christie's thriller is based on a short story from 1923, The Plymouth Express.

Stars Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Anthony Smee as Derek Kettering, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Gwen Cherrell as Lady Tamplin, Moir Leslie as Lenox, Pauline Letts as Mason, Jonathan Owen as Chubby, Brian Smith as Mr Goby, Gordon Reid as Monsieur Carrege and David Learner as the Servant.

Dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

With a murder victim and a gem stolen, the Belgian sleuth begins to \u2018arrange the facts'.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.

With a victim brutally murdered and a fabulous gem stolen, Hercule Poirot starts to “arrange the facts”.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

04Le Comte De La Roche1986011920190207 (BBC7)
20190208 (BBC7)

After the murder of Ruth Kettering and theft of her jewels, suspicion falls on her none-too-scrupulous former lover, the Comte de la Roche, who has a weakness for ladies and expensive gems.

But to Hercule Poirot, nothing is as obvious as it seems...

First published in 1928, Agatha Christie's thriller is based on a short story from 1923, The Plymouth Express.

Stars Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Anthony Smee as Derek Kettering, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Gwen Cherrell as Lady Tamplin, Moir Leslie as Lenox, Judy Buxton as Mirelle, Pauline Letts as Mason, Nigel Graham as Le Comte de la Roche, Adrian Egan as Monsieur Caux, Gordon Reid as Monsieur Carrege, Edward de Souza as George and Andrew Branch as Hipolyte.

Dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

The sleuth questions the Comte and intercepts a package that he had posted to Paris.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.

05A Dancer's Revenge1986012620190208 (BBC7)
20190209 (BBC7)

After Ruth Kettering was found murdered on the Blue Train with her priceless rubies stolen, both her husband Derek and former lover are suspects.

And when Hercule Poirot discovers the latter has recently acquired a set of rubies, the case would seem to be cut and dried... or is it?

First published in 1928, Agatha Christie's thriller is based on a short story from 1923, The Plymouth Express.

Stars Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Anthony Smee as Derek Kettering, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Judy Buxton as Mirelle, Gordon Reid as Monsieur Carrege, Nigel Graham as Le Comte de la Roche, Pauline Letts as Mason, Jane Leonard as Zia, Ronald Herdman as Papopolous, Edward de Souza as George and Jamie Roberts as the Waiter.

Dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

Fingers point at Ruth's husband as the killer and Katherine gains two surprise admirers.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.

06 LASTThe Mask Of The Marquis1986020220190211 (BBC7)
20190212 (BBC7)

'Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' is an adage.

Derek Kettering isn't likely to forget since his snubbed mistress, the tempestuous Mirelle, has denounced him to the police as his wife's murderer!

But somehow Hercule Poirot just can't get that mysterious figure 'the Marquis' out of his mind.

Conclusion of Agatha Christie's thriller dramatised in six-parts by Michael Bakewell.

Stars Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey, Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin, Michael Deacon as Major Knighton, Moir Leslie as Lenox, Jane Leonard as Zia, Ronald Herdman as Papopolous and Gordon Reid as Monsieur Carrege.

Director: David Johnston.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1985.

Derek is arrested for Ruth's murder, but the canny Belgian sleuth is unconvinced.

A fabulous diamond sparks another case for Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Poirot.