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Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Poirot has taken a cottage in the village of King's Abbot, with the intention of retiring. Then a widow seems to kill herself, and local gossip claims she had murdered her husband, was having an affair with the rich Roger Ackroyd and was being blackmailed.

Poirot tries to not to be drawn out of his garden, but when Roger Ackroyd is killed, he is unimpressed by the way the police are working and reluctantly decides it's up to him to crack the case. In the end, he realizes that village life and retirement are not for him, after all.


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x1
Production Number: 701
Airdate: Sunday January 02nd, 2000

Director: Andrew Grieve
Story: Agatha Christie
Screenplay: Clive Exton

Alternate Airdates:

USA Dec 24, 2000

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Guest Stars
Alice HartAlice Hart
As Mary
Charles EarlyCharles Early
As Constable Jones
Charles SimonCharles Simon
As Hammond
Clive BruntClive Brunt
As Naval Petty Officer
Daisy BeaumontDaisy Beaumont
As Ursula Bourne
Elizabeth KettleElizabeth Kettle
As Mrs Folliott
Flora MontgomeryFlora Montgomery
As Flora Ackroyd
Graham ChinnGraham Chinn
As Landlord
Gregor TruterGregor Truter
As Inspector Davis
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Ralph Paton
Malcolm TerrisMalcolm Terris
As Roger Ackroyd
Nigel CookeNigel Cooke
As Geoffrey Raymond
Oliver Ford DaviesOliver Ford Davies
As Dr James Sheppard
Roger FrostRoger Frost
As Parker, the Butler
Rosalind Bailey (1)Rosalind Bailey (1)
As Dorothy Ferrars
Selina CadellSelina Cadell
As Caroline Sheppard
Vivien HeilbronVivien Heilbron
As Mrs Ackroyd
Main Cast
David SuchetDavid Suchet
As Hercule Poirot
Philip JacksonPhilip Jackson
As Chief Inspector Japp
Episode Notes
Based on Agatha Christie's book The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926).



Warning: Agatha Christie's Poirot season 7 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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