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Eccentric tycoon Benedict Farley takes Poirot's advice about his bad dreams, and then he is found dead. The police believe Farley killed himself, but Poirot suspects a fiendishly clever murder - by hypnotic suggestion.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 110
Airdate: Sunday March 19th, 1989

Director: Edward Bennett
Story: Agatha Christie
Screenplay: Clive Exton

Guest Stars
George LittleGeorge Little
As Dicker
Richard BebbRichard Bebb
voiced Newsreel Voice
Alan HowardAlan Howard
As Hugo Cornworthy / Benedict Farley
Joely RichardsonJoely Richardson
As Joanna Farley
Mary TammMary Tamm
As Mrs Farley
Martin WennerMartin Wenner
As Herbert Chudley
Christopher SaulChristopher Saul
As Mr. Tremlett
Paul LacouxPaul Lacoux
As Dr Stillingfleet
Tommy WrightTommy Wright
As Workman
Fred BryantFred Bryant
As Workman
Arthur HowellArthur Howell
As Fencing Instructor
Christopher GunningChristopher Gunning
As Bandmaster
Main Cast
David SuchetDavid Suchet
As Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser (2)Hugh Fraser (2)
As Captain Hastings
Philip JacksonPhilip Jackson
As Chief Inspector Japp
Pauline MoranPauline Moran
As Miss Lemon
Episode Notes
This episode is based on Agatha Christie's short story The Dream (1937).

Episode Quotes
Hastings: (about Farley's pies) Good pies, are they?
Poirot: No, horrible. But there are a great many of them.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerNick Elliott
ProducerBrian Eastman
Production DesignerRob Harris (1)
First Assistant DirectorSimon Hinkly
MusicChristopher Gunning
Costume DesignerSue Thomson
Camera OperatorSteve Alcorn
Location ManagerPhilip Morris (3)  |  Nigel Gostelow
Production CoordinatorJan Lovell
Director of PhotographyIvan Strasburg
Art DirectorPeter Wenham
Production ManagerKevin Holden
Dubbing MixerRupert Scrivener
Sound RecordistKen Weston
Film EditorDerek Bain
ContinuitySheila Wilson
Casting DirectorRebecca Howard
Makeup ArtistRose Ann Samuel
Dialogue EditorAnne Parsons
Make-up SupervisorChristine Cant
Executive ProducerLinda Agran
Dubbing EditorGraham Harris
Stunt ArrangerNick Gillard
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