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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

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Guest Stars
George Little
As Dicker
Richard Bebb
voiced Newsreel Voice
Alan Howard
As Hugo Cornworthy / Benedict Farley
Joely Richardson
As Joanna Farley
Mary Tamm
As Mrs Farley
Martin Wenner
As Herbert Chudley
Christopher Saul
As Mr. Tremlett
Paul Lacoux
As Dr Stillingfleet
Tommy Wright
As Workman
Fred Bryant
As Workman
Arthur Howell
As Fencing Instructor
Christopher Gunning
As Bandmaster
Main Cast
David Suchet
As Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser (2)
As Captain Hastings
Philip Jackson
As Chief Inspector Japp
Pauline 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
Warning: Agatha Christie's Poirot season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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