Episodes

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Cards On The Table20080412 (BBC7)
20140727 (BBC7)
20140728 (BBC7)

Hercule Poirot is on hand when a murderer strikes during a game of bridge.

Hercule Poirot is on hand when a murderer strikes during a game of bridge. Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt.

Death In The Clouds20080419 (BBC7)
20131201 (BBC7)
20131202 (BBC7)
20151003 (BBC7)
20151004 (BBC7)

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot probes a passenger's murder on board a plane.

Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot investigates a murder high in the sky.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp, Geoffrey Whitehead as Monsieur Fournier and Teresa Gallagher as Jane Grey.

On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which 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. But which one? Poirot, Japp and M. Fournier of the Sûreté will make their way through shoals of red herrings before reaching an utterly unexpected conclusion.

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot probes a passenger's murder on board a plane. Agatha Christie's whodunnit stars John Moffatt.

Five Little Pigs20080426 (BBC7)
20131208 (BBC7)
20131209 (BBC7)
20151121 (BBC7)
20151122 (BBC7)

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.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas20071223 (BBC7)
20151226 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)

The Belgian detective hunts a ruthless millionaire's killer.

1938: 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. Rushing upstairs, they discover a body in a pool of blood. With so many possible suspects, it's lucky for Superintendent Sugden that the Chief Constable has his old friend Hercule Poirot staying with him. It seems to be an impossible case. But, as Poirot knows only too well, things aren't always as they seem.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Peter Sallis as Hercule Poirot, Edward De Souza as Superintendent Sugden, Manning Wilson as Colonel Johnson, Cyril Luckham as Simeon Lee, Rachel Gurney as Lydia Lee, Nicky Henson as Harry Lee, Deborah Makepeace as Pilar Estravados and Deryck Guyler as Tressilian, the butler.

From the book first published in 1938 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1986.

Murder In The Mews20151227 (BBC7)
20151228 (BBC7)

Poirot investigates a young woman's death on Guy Fawkes night.

A young woman is found dead in her flat, the day after Guy Fawkes night. But did she die by her own hand or someone else's? Inspector Japp calls for the assistance of Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

This 1955 broadcast was long thought lost, but a tape was rediscovered in the BBC archive in 2015.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars Richard Williams as Hercule Poirot, Ian Whittaker as Freddie Hogg, Jack Melford as Chief Inspector Japp, Ronald Sidney as Detective-Sergeant Jameson, Duncan McLntyre as Doctor Brett, Monica Grey as Jane Plenderleith and Ella Milne as Monica Grey.

Dramatised by Anthony Aspinall from a short-story first published in Woman's Journal in 1936, which later appeared in a book collection in 1937.

Produced by David H Godfrey

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1955.

Murder On The Links20080105 (BBC7)
20151205 (BBC7)
20151206 (BBC7)

Rushing to France, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot finds his client stabbed to death.

Hercule Poirot is summoned urgently to France, but on arrival he discovers that his very wealthy client is dead. The Belgian sleuth launches a murder investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffat as Hercule Poirot, Jeremy Clyde as Captain Hastings, Madeline Smith as Dulcie Duveen, Joan Matheson as Madame Renauld and Stephen Tompkinson as Jack Renauld.

From the book first published in 1923 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

The Abc Murders20080322 (BBC7)
20151010 (BBC7)
20151011 (BBC7)

A chilling letter sets the Belgian sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer.

A chilling letter sets Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot on the trail of an enigmatic killer.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp and Tom George as Inspector Crome.

The arrival of an anonymous note warns Poirot to look out for Andover on the 21st of the month. Signed "Yours ABC", it sparks one Poirot's most disturbing cases.

As the body count starts stacking up - who is ABC?

Dramatist: Michael Bakewell

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

A chilling letter sets the Belgian sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. Agatha Christie thriller starring John Moffatt.

The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding20071225 (BBC7)
20141225 (BBC7)
20141226 (BBC7)
20151225 (BBC7)
20161223 (BBC7)

Hercule Poirot must try to retrieve a priceless stolen ruby at a festive party.

Hercule Poirot does not care for the British weather at the best of times, but at Christmas he's convinced the only way to survive is to shut himself up in his London apartment.

Imagine his horror, then that to avert a diplomatic catastrophe, he must take on a case that means spending the festive period in a large old house in the countryside. Attending an old-fashioned dinner party, he must use all his powers of deduction to retrieve a stolen ruby.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Poirot. With Donald Sinden as Colonel Lacey, Sian Phillips as Mrs Lacey, Ifan Meredith as The Prince/Michael and Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Ross.

From a book first published in 1960 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Directed by Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

Hercule Poirot must try to retrieve a priceless stolen ruby as he attends a Christmas house party. Agatha Christie's whodunnit stars John Moffatt.

The Adventure Of The Clapham Cook20150831 (BBC7)
20150901 (BBC7)

Poirot discovers there is more to Eliza Dunn's disappearance than he first thought.

Hercule Poirot (formerly chief of the Belgian force, now private detective) would have preferred to spend the day attending to affairs of importance, trimming his moustache, applying pomade. But suddenly the case of a missing domestic fired the little man's imagination.

Taken from Poirot's Early Cases by Agatha Christie. Read by Nigel Stock

Producer Barbara Crowther

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd20080301 (BBC7)
20160102 (BBC7)
20160103 (BBC7)

Belgian sleuth Poirot retires to a village where a treacherous killer is lurking.

When Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot retires to the country to grow vegetable marrows, he soon discovers that someone has planted the seeds of treachery....and of murder.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. With John Woodvine as Dr Sheppard, Peter Gilmore as Raymond, Deryck Guyler as Parker the Butler, Laurence Payne as Roger Ackroyd, Diana Olsson as Caroline and Eva Stuart as Miss Russell.

From the book first published in 1926 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.