Friday, July 11, 2014

Telemystery: Agatha Christie's Poirot Concludes This Summer, with the Final Three Episodes Exclusively on Acorn TV

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

Mark your calendars! Agatha Christie's Poirot comes to an end this summer, with the final five episodes starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot airing on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! (two episodes) and Acorn TV (all five episodes).

Since its debut on television in 1989, Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective has put his brilliant intellect and fastidious nature to the test as he solves the most mystifying crimes of the Art Deco era. Brimming with opulent 1930s period details and pitch-perfect performances, these final five lavish adaptations feature the return of several fan favorites, including Hugh Fraser as Capt. Hastings, Philip Jackson as Inspector Japp, and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon. The feature-length mysteries in series 13 include: "The Big Four", "Dead Man's Folly", "Elephants Can Remember", "Labours of Hercules", and "Curtain".

• The Big Four — With the world on the brink of war, Poirot finds himself drawn into a case marked by political intrigue and international connections. (Masterpiece 07/27, Acorn TV 07/28);

• Dead Man's Folly — Fiction turns to fact when a young woman is killed at a "murder hunt" devised by Ariadne Oliver. (Masterpiece 08/03, Acorn TV 08/04);

• Elephants Can Remember — While Poirot investigates a famed psychiatrist's murder, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver looks into a couple's mysterious death. (only Acorn TV beginning 08/11);

• The Labours of Hercules — Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for an infamous art thief. (only Acorn TV beginning 08/18); and

• Curtain: Poirot's Last Case — After returning to Styles with Hastings, Poirot confronts a killer and his own conscience as he tries to stop a series of murders. (only Acorn TV beginning 08/25).

Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment, Inc., said, "We are thrilled to exclusively offer the final episodes of one of the most iconic series in television history to Acorn TV subscribers. For the last quarter of a century, David Suchet has made an indelible mark on television with his portrayal of Poirot, and these final episodes feature a fitting goodbye to a beloved series." [RLJ Entertainment owns the hugely popular period detective series Foyle's War — one of our favorite crime dramas — as well as a 64% share in Agatha Christie Ltd., which manages Christie's extensive literary works.]

We are huge fans of Acorn TV, which streams the very best in British television as well as select series from Australia and Canada, including many series not available to U.S. and Canadian audiences anywhere else. Offering a free 30-day trial, Acorn TV is available at Acorn.TV and through Roku, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, among other soon-to-be announced platforms.


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