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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest

Lady Chatterton asks for Poirot's assistance - she fears for the safety of her friend, Marguerite Clayton and is convinced that marguerite's husband Edward, known for his violent temper, will kill his wife.Poirot is invited to a party to meet Clayton but he does not appear, and subsequently Poirot finds himself interviewed by Japp when Clayton's body is found in an elaborate Spanish chest.

Source: DVD Nots

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: 308
Airdate: Sunday February 17th, 1991

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Pip Torrens
As Major Rich
John McEnery
As Colonel Curtiss
Caroline Langrishe
As Marguerite Clayton
Malcolm Sinclair
As Edward Clayton
Antonia Pemberton
As Lady Chatterton
Peter Copley
As Burgoyne
Sam Smart
As Smithy
Metin Yenal
As Umpire
Richard Cawte
As Young Officer
Victoria Scarborough
As Party Dancer
Christopher Lamb
As Party Dancer
Drew Mulligan
As Reporter
Clem Davies
As Reporter
Roger Kemp
As Doctor
John Noble
As Rigoletto
Main Cast
David Suchet
As Hercule Poirot
Hugh Fraser (2)
As Captain Hastings
Philip Jackson
As Chief Inspector Japp
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerNick Elliott
ProducerBrian Eastman
Production DesignerRob Harris (1)
EditorAndrew McClelland
Costume DesignerRobin Fraser-Paye
Camera OperatorSteve Alcorn
Script SupervisorSheila Wilson
Production CoordinatorMonica Rogers
Director of PhotographyChris O'Dell
Art DirectorPeter Wenham
Production ManagerKieron Phipps
Sound RecordistPeter Glossop
Assistant DirectorGilly Raddings  |  Adam Goodman  |  Simon Hinkly
Casting DirectorRebecca Howard
Incidental MusicFiachra Trench
Makeup ArtistKatie Bower  |  Patricia Kirkman
Make-up SupervisorJanis Gould
Script ConsultantClive Exton
DubbingMike Murr  |  Peter Lennard  |  Rupert Scrivener
Theme MusicChristopher Gunning
LocationsScott Rowlatt  |  Nigel Gostelow
Warning: Agatha Christie's Poirot season 3 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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