Worst & Best Poirot Episodes





Title: Poirot
Genre: UK Detective Series
Series: 13
Episodes: 70
First Transmission: 1989-2013

Follow the cases of the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot with his “little grey cells.”

 

Episode Rankings

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Best Episode [ S13 Ep5 ]

Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case – The last episode, sees an ailing Poirot return to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery there. Poirot is there to prevent a serial killer from claiming more victims.
25 August 2014

Worst Episode [ S1 Ep3 ]

The Adventure of Jonnie Waverly – Poirot tries to prevent the kidnapping of a country squire’s son. His plan fails, but all is not what it seems.
22 January 1989

 

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1989) [51m]-
Poirot probes the disappearance of a wealthy woman’s cook.
#2 Murder in the Mews (1989) [51m]-
A woman is found shot in her flat after Bonfire Night. Poirot investigates whether the victim died by her own hand, or by someone else’s.
#3 The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly (1989) [51m]-
Poirot fails to prevent the kidnapping of a country squire’s son, but all is not what it seems.
#4 Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989) [50m]-
When a reclusive painter is found dead, Poirot finds the vital clue in the dead man’s last meal.
#5 The Third Floor Flat (1989) [50m]-
Poirot investigates when the new occupant of a flat two floors below his own is found shot.
#6 Triangle at Rhodes (1989) [50m]-
A beautiful woman is fatally poisoned during Poirot’s holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes.
#7 Problem at Sea (1989) [51m]-
Poirot has another murder to solve while on his Mediterranean cruise when an unlikeable passenger is found murdered in her cabin.
#8 The Incredible Theft (1989) [60m]-
The secret plans for a new fighter plane inexplicably go missing.
#9 The King of Clubs (1989) [50m]-
A missing playing card gives Poirot the clue he needs to solve the murder of the tyrannical head of a movie studio.
#10 The Dream (1989) [50m]-
A pie manufacturer tells Poirot that he has dreamt of his own suicide, then dies, in the same manner, he dreamt about the very next day.

Series Two

#11 Peril at End House (1990) [103m]-
Poirot meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.
#12 The Veiled Lady (1990) [49m]-
Poirot becomes a burglar to help a beautiful woman recover a letter that is being used to blackmail her.
#13 The Lost Mine (1990) [50m]-
A Chinese businessman with a map to a long lost silver mine is found dead, and now Poirot must find the map and killer.
#14 The Cornish Mystery (1990) [50m]-
Alice Pengelley believes she is being poisoned by her husband. When Poirot visits her in Cornwall the next day, he is too late and finds her dead.
#15 The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (1990) [52m]-
Poirot wagers Chief Inspector Japp that he can solve the mystery of a missing banker without leaving his flat.
#16 Double Sin (1990) [51m]-
Captain Hastings, under Poirot’s guidance, sets out to find the thief of some Napoleon miniatures
#17 The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1990) [51m]-
Poirot is drawn to a case involving some stolen secret Government submarine plans.
#18 The Kidnapped  Prime Minister (1990) [50m]-
Poirot has just 32 1/4 hours to find the prime minister.
#19 The Adventure of the Western Star (1990) [50m]-
When a Belgian film star receives threatening letters demanding her famous diamond, she decides to visit her old friend Poirot.

Series Three

#20 The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990) [103m]-
Poirot investigates the mysterious poisoning of the mistress of a manor house.
#21 How Does Your Garden Grow? (1991) [50m]-
Poirot investigates the poisoning of a woman he meets at the Chelsea Flower.
#22 The Million Dollar Bond Robbery (1991) [50m]-
Poirot tries to overcome seasickness to accompany a shipment of Liberty Bonds to New York.
#23 The Plymouth Express (1991) [50m]-
Poirot is given the task of vetting suitors for an Australian magnate’s daughter.
#24 Wasp’s Nest (1991) [50m]-
Poirot suspects that the son of a friend and his fashion-model girlfriend are in danger.
#25 The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1991) [50m]-
Poirot is drawn into the world of the supernatural when a man is found dead.
#26 The Double Clue (1991) [50m]-
Poirot helps Chief Inspector Japp try to find a jewel thief.
#27 The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991) [50m]-
Poirot is asked to help a woman who lives in fear of her husband.
#28 The Theft of the Royal Ruby (1991) [50m]-
Poirot is called upon to track down a stolen ruby.
#29 The Affair at the Victory Ball (1991) [50m]-
Lord Cornshaw is murdered at a masquerade ball and only a fragment of a costume is left to help Poirot unmask the killer.
#30 The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge (1991) [50m]-
Poirot joins Hastings for a grouse shoot, but one of their party is murdered.

Series Four

#31 The ABC Murders (1992) [103m]-
Poirot receives taunting letters from a serial killer.
#32 Death in the Clouds (1992) [103m]-
A notorious French moneylender is murdered with a poisoned dart onboard a plane.
#33 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992) [103m]-
A dentist apparently shoots himself to death just after a visit from Poirot.

Series Five

#34 The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1993) [50m]-
People suddenly start to drop like flies after opening an Egyptian tomb – Poirot investigates.
#35 The Underdog (1993) [50m]-
A wealthy industrialist is found dead in his study.
#36 The Yellow Iris (1993) [50m]-
Poirot muses on an old death by cyanide case.
#37 The Case of the Missing Will (1993) [51m]-
A wealthy man is murdered before he can change his will, which is then stolen.
#38 The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman (1993) [51m]-
Poirot is drawn into the underworld of London’s Little Italy when Captain Hastings looks for a new car but instead finds murder.
#39 The Chocolate Box (1993) [50m]-
Visiting Belgium, Poirot relates to Chief Inspector Japp a case from his early days in the Belgian police force that nearly eluded him.
#40 Dead Man’s Mirror (1993) [50m]-
An obnoxious man is murdered after seeking Poirot’s assistance to look into the dealings of his business associate.
#41 Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1993) [51m]-
On a healthy vacation in Brighton, Poirot investigates the theft of a pearl necklace from the hotel room of a theatre actress.

Series Six

#42 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1995) [100m]-
A tyrannical man’s throat is slashed just before a Christmas reunion with his adult children.
#43 Hickory Dickory Dock (1995) [103m]-
Miss Lemon persuades Poirot to investigate a series of minor thefts in a university hostel.
#44 Murder on the Links (1996) [94m]-
While holidaying in France, Poirot investigates the murder of a man on a golf course.
#45 Dumb Witness (1996) [103m]-
An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is out to kill her.

Series Seven

#46 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000) [99m]-
Poirot comes out of retirement when his industrialist friend is brutally murdered.
#47 Lord Edgware Dies (2000) [99m]-
A beautiful actress becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her tyrannical husband.

Series Eight

#48 Evil Under the Sun (2001) [98m]-
Poirot’s health retreat on an island is disturbed when a film star is found strangled on a nearby beach.
#49 Murder in Mesopotamia (2002) [98m]-
While Poirot is on holiday in Iraq, the wife of the head scientist at an archaeological dig confides to him that she is receiving threatening letters.

Series Nine

#50 Five Little Pigs (2003) [93m]-
Poirot is called in to re-examine the murder of Amyas Crale, whose wife was hanged for the crime fourteen years earlier.
#51 Sad Cypress (2003) [93m]-
Elinor Carlisle seems to be the obvious murderer of her ailing aunt.
#52 Death on the Nile (2004) [97m]-
When one of the passengers is killed while on a cruise down the Nile, Poirot has to sort through an odd collection of passengers, all of whom may have something to hide.
#53 The Hollow (2004) [93m]-
Poirot stumbles on the murder scene of philandering Dr Christow in a country house as his wife is standing next to him with a revolver in her hand.

Season Ten

#54 The Mystery of the Blue Train (2006) [94m]-
Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a woman on a blue train.
#55 Cards on the Table (2006) [92m]-
When a host is murdered at his own bridge party, Poirot uses psychology and the bridge scores to deduce the identity of the killer.
#56 After the Funeral (2006) [93m]-
After Richard Abernathie’s funeral, his niece, Cora, is murdered herself.
#57 Taken at the Flood (2006) [93m]-
When a stranger is found murdered, a family asks for Poirot’s help in identifying him.

Series Eleven

#58 Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (2008) [93m]-
Superintendent Spence is not convinced of a lodger’s guilt and turns to Poirot for help in finding the real killer.
#59 Cat Among the Pigeons (2008) [83m]-
Poirot investigates some missing jewels belonging to a Princess at a school in England.
#60 Third Girl (2008) [93m]-
A neurotic young heiress tells Ariadne Oliver and Poirot that she thinks she may have killed someone.
#61 Appointment with Death (2009) [93m]-
While accompanying her husband on an archaeological dig in Syria, the abusive and overbearing Lady Boynton is found stabbed to death.

Season Twelve

#62 Three Act Tragedy (2010) [94m]-
Poirot attends a dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death. Is it murder?
#63 Hallowe’en Party (2010) [89m]-
Ariadne Oliver calls in her old friend Poirot to investigate a girl’s drowning.
#64 Murder on the Orient Express (2010) [89m]-
A ruthless businessman is found dead on the Orient Express.
#65 The Clocks (2011) [89m]-
Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman’s house – Poirot believes the solution is simple.

Series Thirteen

#66 Elephants Can Remember (2013) [89m]-
Ariadne Oliver’s goddaughter tasks her to find out the truth behind her parents’ mysterious deaths.
#67 The Big Four (2013) [87m]-
The world is on the brink of WWII, and it appears that the famous Peace Party is, in fact, a cover for the Big Four.
#68 Dead Man’s Folly (2013) [89m]-
Ariadne Oliver is organising a ‘murder hunt’ at a summer fete but fears that she may become involved in a real crime.
#69 The Labours of Hercules (2013) [89m]-
Poirot’s pursues an infamous art thief leads to a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps.
#70 Curtain (2013) [89m]-
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings in order to prevent a serial killer from claiming more victims.