Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: The Clocks

Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: The Clocks

Thursday, November 7 at 9:00 p.m.

Multiple frozen clocks lead Poirot to suspect an international conspiracy.

A lovely young stenographer, Sheila Webb (Jaime Winstone), is greeted at a job not by her client but by an eerie assembly of clocks all frozen at the precise same moment in time and, behind the couch where she sits waiting, a corpse.

Horrified, she scrambles screaming into the street, straight into the arms of Naval Lieutenant Colin Race (Tom Burke). In Race, she finds a protector who takes her story to Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), and together they set about exonerating her, all the while trying to unearth a German mole who masterminded Race's botched spy mission at Dover Castle. But when a second murder is discovered, the mystery becomes more "dagger" than "cloak" and the evidence mounts against Sheila. Faced with enduring a pint of beer, the rubbing of cats against his legs, and being mistaken for a Frenchman, will Poirot prevail in revealing the killer and the mole?

Geoffrey Palmer ("As Time Goes By") also guest stars.