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Cards On The Table2002050420190309 (BBC7)
20190310 (BBC7)
1936: The enigmatic Mr Shaitana hosts an unusual dinner party. His guests include four sleuths - including Hercule Poirot - and four suspected murderers.

After dinner, the guests play bridge, with the sleuths in one room and the suspects in another, where Shaitana watches on. By the end of the game, Shaitana has been fatally stabbed with a weapon from his collection.

Agatha Christie's thriller stars John Moffat as Poirot, Stephanie Cole as Ariadne Oliver, Donald Sinden as Colonel Race, Ioan Meredith as Superintendent Battle, Christopher Godwin as Mr Shaitana, David Timson as Dr Roberts, Mary Wimbush as Mrs Lorrimer, Helen Longworth as Anne Meredith, Nigel Anthony as Major Despard, Sarah Paul as Rhoda Dawes, Marlene Sidaway as Mrs Luxmore and Ewan Bailey as The Butler.

From Agatha Christie's 1936 novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

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

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

Death In The Clouds2003050320190420 (BBC7)
20190421 (BBC7)
Hercule Poirot investigates a murder high in the sky.

On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which the Belgian sleuth 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 it's a case of murder...

First published in 1935, Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule.

Philip Jackson....Chief Inspector Japp
Geoffrey Whitehead....Monsieur Fournier
Murray Melvin....Daniel Clancy
Teresa Gallagher....Jane Grey
Carolyn Jones....Lady Horbury
Ben Crowe....Norman Gale
Andrew Harrison....Jean Dupont
Bruce Purchase....Dr Bryant
Liza Sadovy....Elise Grandier
Priyanga Elan....Anne Richards
Steven Critchlow....Airline Steward

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.

Adaptations of Agatha Christie whodunits featuring the Belgian sleuth. Stars John Moffatt.

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.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

Elephants Can Remember2006010720210130 (BBC7)
20210131 (BBC7)
Agatha Christie's ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER, dramatised by Michael Bakewell

A provocative question posed by a formidable busybody send Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver on a series of journeys to unravel the mystery of a tragedy from the distant past - provoked in equal measure by love and hate.

Hercule Poirot.... John Moffatt
Ariadne.... Julia McKenzie
Chief Supt. Garroway.... Trevor Cuthbertson
Celia.... Rachel Bavidge
Desmond.... Ifan Meredith
Mrs Burton-Cox.... Paula Jacobs
Julia.... Jane Wenham
Nanny.... Barbara Atkinson
Mrs Buckle.... Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Rosentelle.... Jill Balcon
Zelie.... Alexandra Bastedo
Mr Goby.... Stephen Thorne
George.... Patrick Garland

Music Composed by Tom Smail

Director Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2006

Poirot probes a double-suicide in the past, threatening a young couple's future.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

Five Little Pigs1994061820201219 (BBC7)
20201220 (BBC7)
Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, Carla Lemarchant desperately seeks the help of Hercule Poirot.

Convinced her mother was innocent, Carla is prepared for whatever discovery the Belgian sleuth might make.

But this is a formidable challenge even for the remarkable detective - especially as he's nothing to go on - except five suspects who fit strangely into the pattern of a children's nursery rhyme...

John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot.

First published in 1943, Agatha Christie's whodunnit dramatised by Michael Bakewell. ,

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 productions for BBC Radio.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994.

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

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

Murder On The Links1990091520200718 (BBC7)
20200719 (BBC7)
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 Moffatt as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot …. John Moffatt
Captain Hastings …. Jeremy Clyde
Dulcie Duveen …. Madeline Smith
Sergeant of Police …. Kein Cumberidge
Inspector Bex …. Geoffrey Whitehead
Judge Hautet …. David King
Francoise …. Barbara Atkinson
Leonie …. Joanna Mackie
Madame Renauld …. Joan Matheson
Giraud …. Vincent Brimble
Marthe Daubreuil …. Francesca Buller
Madame Daubreuil …. Petra Brigden
Jack Renauld …. Stephen Tompkinson
Hotel Receptionist …. Danny Schiller
Doctor/Usher …. Brian Miller

From Agatha Christie's book first published in 1923 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1990.

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

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding2004122420161223 (BBC7)
20181225 (BBC7)
Hercule Poirot must try to retrieve a priceless stolen ruby at a festive party.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

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.

Adaptations of Agatha Christie whodunits featuring the Belgian sleuth. Stars John Moffatt.

The Adventure Of The Clapham Cook1974122720180316 (BBC7)
20180317 (BBC7)
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.

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

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd1987122420160102 (BBC7)
20160103 (BBC7)
20191207 (BBC7)
20191208 (BBC7)
Belgian sleuth Poirot retires to a village where a treacherous killer is lurking.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.

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.

CAST:

Hercule Poirot.… John Moffattt
Dr Sheppard …. John Woodvine
Raymond …. Peter Gilmore
Parker the Butler …. Deryck Guyler
Roger Ackroyd …. Laurence Payne
Caroline …. Diana Olsson
Miss Russell …. Eva Stuart

From Agatha Christie's book first published in 1926 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1987.

Adaptations of Agatha Christie whodunits featuring the Belgian sleuth. Stars John Moffatt.

Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.

First published in 1926, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Hercule Poirot.… John Moffatt
Dr Sheppard …. John Woodvine
Roger Ackroyd …. Laurence Payne
Raymond …. Peter Gilmore
Parker the Butler …. Deryck Guyler
Caroline …. Diana Olsson
Miss Russell …. Eva Stuart
Ralph Paton …. Paul Sirr
Flora …. Zelah Clarke
Mrs Ackroyd …. Joan Matheson
Kent …. Peter Craze
Blunt …. David Goodland
Inspector Raglan …. Richard Tate
Inspector Davis …. Simon Cuff
Ursula …. Karen Archer
Eammond …. Alan Dudley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1987.

John Moffatt stars as Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth.