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Agatha Christie's Poirot: Five Little Pigs

A young woman called Lucy Crale is living overseas and receives an old letter that her mother Caroline wrote to her from prison, shortly before she died while serving a life sentence for the murder of Lucy's father, the artist Amyas Crale. Amyas was killed sixteen years before, and at the time it seemed like an open and shut case, but in her letter Caroline tells Lucy she didn't do it, so Lucy travels to London and hires Poirot to solve the case.
Poirot finds that Amyas was a notorious womanizer and begins by investigating his love life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x1
Production Number: 901
Airdate: Sunday December 14th, 2003

Director: Paul Unwin
Story: Agatha Christie
Screenplay: Kevin Elyot

Starring Roles
Rachael StirlingRachael Stirling
As Caroline Crale
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
As Amyas Crale
Toby StephensToby Stephens
As Philip Blake
Marc Warren (2)Marc Warren (2)
As Meredith Blake
Julie CoxJulie Cox
As Elsa Greer
Aimee MullinsAimee Mullins
As Lucy Crale
Sophie WinklemanSophie Winkleman
As Angela Warren
Gemma JonesGemma Jones
As Miss Williams
Patrick MalahidePatrick Malahide
As Depleach

Guest Stars
Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
As Young Angela
Annette BadlandAnnette Badland
As Mrs Spriggs
Richard TeversonRichard Teverson
As Hollinghurst
Melissa SuffieldMelissa Suffield
As Young Lucy
Lottie UnwinLottie Unwin
As Young Caroline
Darien SmithDarien Smith
As Young Amyas
Jacek BilinskiJacek Bilinski
As Young Philip
Joel De TemperleyJoel De Temperley
As Young Meredith
Main Cast
David SuchetDavid Suchet
As Hercule Poirot
Episode Notes
Based on Agatha Christie's whodunnit, Five Little Pigs (1942).

Carla Crale in the book has become Lucy Crale in this production.

Episode Quotes
Poirot: It is surprising, is it not, how soon in life the die is cast?

Lucy Crale: Secrets and lies, monsieur. The past keeps on dragging me back.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerDelia Fine  |  Phil Clymer  |  Michele Buck  |  Damien Timmer
Supervising ProducerEmilio Nunez
ProducerMargaret Mitchell
Associate ProducerDavid Suchet
Production DesignerStuart Walker
EditorJon Costelloe
CastingMaureen Duff  |  Gail Stevens
Line ProducerLeila Kirkpatrick
Costume DesignerSheena Napier
Camera OperatorMike Miller (4)
Location ManagerAdam Browne
Script SupervisorCarol Thompson
Production CoordinatorDiane Chittell
Director of PhotographyMartin Fuhrer
Art DirectorFleur Whitlock
Script EditorKaren Thrussell
Dubbing MixerBilly Mahoney (1)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionFiona McGuire
Makeup ArtistSian Turner  |  Rupert Simon
Dialogue EditorSarah Morton
Make-up DesignerCarol Cooper
1st Assistant DirectorGareth Tandy
Telecine ColouristDan Coles
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