Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 2
Agatha Christie's Poirot Season 2
First Air Date: January 07, 1990
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In the second series, as always, Poirot's ingenious mind manages to find a way through a number of mysteries. He even manages to feign disinterest in a case when it is apparent that Hastings wishes to take the glory in order to impress a lady.
2x10 The Mysterious Affair at Styles (September 16, 1990)
Recovering from the horrors of World War I, British Army officer Arthur Hastings hopes to find peace and quiet at a country manor in the English countryside. But when the matriarch dies during the night from strychnine poisoning, Hastings enlists the help of an old friend staying nearby with other war refugees to help solve the murder: former Belgian police detective Hercule Poirot.
2x09 The Adventure of the Western Star (March 04, 1990)
Marie Marvelle, a Belgian film star, receives threatening letters from a chinaman which demand her famous diamond, the Western Star. Marie visits her old friend Hercule Poirot in London, seeking his help, and Poirot tackles the case with relish.
2x08 The Kidnapped Prime Minister (February 25, 1990)
Poirot is called in when the British Prime Minister and his secretary are kidnapped in France on their way to a League of Nations conference - and he is given just a day and a half to solve the case.
2x07 The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (February 18, 1990)
A glamorous nightclub singer turned spy has stolen the US Navy's plans for a new submarine, and an FBI agent called Burt is in London to catch her. Burt dismisses Poirot as a gumshoe, and Poirot is likewise not impressed by the self-important G-man. Poirot is drawn into the case when it appears that the submarine plans will fall into the hands of the Fascist government in Italy unless they are recovered. When Poirot meets a young couple who've got an amazing bargain on a prime apartment, he sees a connection with the spy case.
2x06 Double Sin (February 11, 1990)
Poirot tells a surprised Hastings he's decided to retire and suggests they take a holiday in the Lake District. On the way, Hastings befriends a young woman who is missing a collection of valuable miniatures. The case involves a famous writer and a beautiful woman in a sports car, and to the relief of Hastings Poirot's thoughts of retirement soon seem far away.
2x05 The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (February 04, 1990)
Matthew Davenheim, a rich banker, disappears on a walk from his country house to the village post office, and Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard is put onto the case. Poirot, who has developed an interest in conjuring tricks, bets Japp five pounds that he can solve the mystery without leaving his apartment.
2x04 The Cornish Mystery (January 28, 1990)
Poirot travels to Cornwall, summoned by a Mrs Pengelley, who suspects her dentist husband is poisoning her because he's fallen in love with his young assistant. Unhappily, Poirot finds Mrs Pengelley dead on his arrival, so he sets out to catch her killer.
2x03 The Lost Mine (January 21, 1990)
Hastings and Poirot are playing Monopoly when they are interrupted by Lord Pearson, the elegant Chairman of the London and Shanghai Bank. The banker asks them to investigate the disappearance of a Mr Ling - a highly-valued customer who before he went missing had arranged to sell Lord Pearson a map showing the location of a long-lost silver mine. Ling is found murdered, a young stockbroker is implicated, and Poirot has to untangle a complicated plot.
2x02 The Veiled Lady (January 14, 1990)
Poirot calls to see the veiled lady of the title (Lady Millicent Castle-Vaughn) at her London hotel. Lady Millicent is about to be married, but a mean blackmailer called Lavington has got hold of a love letter she wrote years before to another man. Lavington wants twenty thousand pounds, and Poirot makes up his mind to recover the letter himself, even if it means impersonating a Swedish locksmith.
2x01 Peril at End House (January 07, 1990)
Poirot and Hastings take a holiday in Cornwall, looking for peace and quiet. They meet Miss Nick Buckley, who lives near their hotel at End House, and she tells Poirot she has had three near-fatal accidents in a few weeks. He then finds a bullet hole in her hat, returns with her to End House and is drawn into a complex murder investigation.....