Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Three Act Tragedy

Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Three Act Tragedy

Thursday, October 24 at 9:00 p.m.

Hercule Poirot once again uses his crime-solving "little grey cells."

When an elderly Cornish vicar suddenly drops dead at a party, everyone looks to fellow guest Hercule Poirot to solve the murder. But the Belgian super-sleuth sees no foul play, correctly predicting that analysis of the clergyman's glass will yield nothing more than the remains of an excellent dry martini.

Before long, however, Poirot is summoned back to England from his boredom among the palms and irksome children of Monte Carlo. Another death among the same revelers has occurred, this time, indisputably, murder.

David Suchet (pictured) portrays the fastidious detective Hercule Poirot, with Martin Shaw as Sir Charles Cartwright and Art Malik ("Upstairs Downstairs") as Sir Bartholomew Strange, in this adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel.