Over the course of 12 seasons of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, there’s been “Murder in the Mews,” “Murder in Mesopotamia” and, of course, “Murder on the Orient Express.” There’s been “Death on the Nile” and an “Appointment with Death.” And much, much more. Long before obsessive-compulsive Adrian Monk appeared on the screen, dapper Hercule Poirot wanted everything just so while he used his “little gray cells” to solve crimes. David Suchet perfectly portrays the precise, eccentric Belgian detective in the British series, which premiered in 1989. Christie’s other famous sleuth was already familiar to TV viewers: Joan Hickson played elderly and unassuming Miss Marple in the BBC adaptations of the 1980s and early ’90s.
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