The thirteenth and final series of ITV’s Poirot will see Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson and Pauline Moran reunited with David Suchet.
Last seen in Evil Under the Sun, the trio will reprise their roles as Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon in The Big Four, a story which plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage where he uncovers a theatrical tale of murder, secrets, lies and love.
Agatha Christie’s story has been Adapted by award-winning screenwriter and actor Mark Gatiss and actor Ian Hallard,
As a deadly game of chess unfolds, Russian grandmaster, Dr Ivan Savaranoff (Michael Culkin) meets a shocking end, sending the public spiralling into panic, as suspicion is cast upon Peace Party stalwarts Abe Ryland (James Carroll Jordan) and Madame Olivier (Patricia Hodge).
In one of his toughest challenges yet, Poirot must work out who the good guys are from the bad, as a complex plot sees a host of international figures used like pawns by a gang of dangerous dissidents tagged “The Big Four”.
As the murders and disappearances stack up one by one, Poirot is joined in his investigations by his old friend Japp (Jackson), the dogged journalist Tysoe (Tom Brooke), and struggling actress, Flossie Monro (Sarah Parish), in an attempt to snare the killer and shatter “The Big Four” for good.
Also joining the cast is Nicholas Burns (Psychoville, Benidorm), Teresa Banham (Utopia, Robin Hood) and Simon Lowe (Game of Thrones, Nowhere Boy).
Other stories in the series include Dead Man’s Folly, Elephants Can Remember, The Labours of Hercules and Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
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