22 Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot!

Poirot is a British drama series that aired on ITV. The dram first made its appearance on 8th January 1989 and ran till 13th November 2013. This series consists of 13 series and has seventy episodes in total with a runtime of 50 mins to 120mins. The series is adapted from a novel by christie. Today we’ll be discussing the 22 best episodes of the series through the article. The episodes are in descending order of their rating. It is based on the rating and everyone has their perspective, if you have your own opinion, don’t get offended by it.

1. Poirot’s Last Case (2013)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Poirot’s Last Case

The episode was released on 25th August 2014. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Hettie Macdonald. It has an IMDB rating of 8.5 has a runtime of 83 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Helen Baxendale, Hugh Fraser, and Anne Reid. It is the thirteenth episode of the 5th season of the series. Hastings was still moaning about the untimely death of his wife, Bella. He was summoned to style court in Styles. St. Mary (it is a country manor where they met forty years ago and solved their first murder mystery together) by his friend, Poirot.

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2. The ABC Murders (1992)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
The ABC Murders

The episode was released on 5th June 1992. It was written by Clive Exton and directed by Andrew Grieve. It has an IMDB rating of 8.4. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, and Donald Sumpter. It has a runtime of 103 minutes. It is the first episode of the 4th season of the series. Hastings returns to Britain after a long time and finds that piorot is anxious for a new case. And he gets what he was itching for when he sees a taunting letter from a serial killer who called himself ABC. After the murder, he leaves ABC railroad schedules on the crime scene. Everything from victims to their place of death is selected randomly but they are always in alphabetical order leading Poirot to believe the killer is not a madman but a methodical murderer with a motive.

3. Five Little Pigs (2003)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Five Little Pigs

The episode was released on 14th December 2003. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Paul Unwin. It has an IMDB rating of 8.3. It has a runtime of 93 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The main actors in this drama are David Suchet, Rachael Stirling, Aidan Gillen, and Toby Stephens. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. Fourteen years ago, Caroline Crale was hanged for the murder of her husband, Amyas Crale. Luke carries asked Poirot to find out the mysteries regarding his father’s death because she was convinced that her mother was innocent but she is prepared to accept the truth.

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4. The Chocolate Box (1993)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
The Chocolate Box

The episode was released on 21st February 1993. It was written by Douglas Watkinson and was directed by Ken Grieve. It has an IMDB rating of 8.2. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The main actors in this drama are David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Rosalie Crutchley, and Anna Chancellor. It is the sixth episode of the 5th season of the series. Poirot was accompanying inspector Japp to Brussels who will be receiving an award from the Belgian government while his journey Poirot tells him about a case from twenty years ago when he was still a young policeman. Poirot decided to investigate the death of a rising young policeman named Paul Deroulard when he was asked by Virginie Mesnard. The court has already believed that he died because of a heart attack but mesnard believed that he was killed.

5. The Labours Of Hercules (2013)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
The Labours Of Hercules

The episode was released on 18th August 2014. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Andy Wilson. It has an IMDB rating of 8.1. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Patrick Ryecart, Rupert Evans, and Lorna Nickson Brown. It is the fourth episode of the 13th season of the series. Poirot was tailing the most famous art thief. This pursuit leads him to a snow-bound hotel in the Swiss Alps. This episode revolves around a priceless painting Hercules vanquishing the hydra. Which is displayed to lure the thief. Even though Poirot predicted that the thief will come, he did not expect the disastrous outcome. Not only does Marrascaud steal the painting but he also murdered Lucinda brutely and her jewelry was stolen as well.

6. Elephants Can Remember (2013)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Elephants Can Remember

The episode was released on 11th August 2014. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by John Strickland. It has an IMDB rating of 8.0. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Adrian Lukis, Annabel Mullion, and Zoë Wanamaker. It is the first episode of the 13th season of the series. The episode revolves around Ariadne who becomes an amateur detective to fulfill the request of her goddaughter. He was tasked to find out the truth behind the death of her parents. Because the death of her parents was mysterious and she want to find out the reason for their death.

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7. Hercules Poirot’s Christmas (1994)

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Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

The episode was released on 18th August 2014. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Andy Wilson. It has an IMDB rating of 8.1. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Patrick Ryecart, Rupert Evans, and Lorna Nickson Brown. It is the first episode of the 6th season of the series. This is the most horrific Christmas anyone could think of because the host was dead on the day of Christmas. The story revolves around the tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family and his sons. He summoned his children for a Christmas reunion but before Christmas, his throat was slashed open by one of them. The detective wasn’t provided with full information regarding the event and was assigned to find the murderer.

8. Sad Cypress (2003)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Sad Cypress

The episode was released on 26th December 2003. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by David Moore. It has an IMDB rating of 8.0. It has a runtime of 93 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Kelly Reilly. It is the second episode of the 9th season of the series. Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Winter are engaged, though their engagement doesn’t last long because of the appearance of Mary Gerrard, an old friend of the family. Because Roddy Winter falls in love with her causing his engagement to break. Elinor’s aunt Laura Welman is wealthy but bed-ridden. Elinor receives an anonymous letter warning her about her aunt. Her aunt’s doctor, Doctor peter lord, assigns Poirot for investigation. Both her aunt and Mary were found dead and Elinor was accused of the murder and was sentenced to death. Now Poirot has a race against time to save Elinor.

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9. Cat Among The Pigeons (2008)

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Cat Among The Pigeons

The episode was released on 21st June 2009. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by James Kent. It has an IMDB rating of 7.9. It has a runtime of 83 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. It is the second episode of the 11th season of the series. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Harriet Walter, Raji James, and Adam De Ville. The middle east country of Ramat is overrun by anti-monarchist revolutionaries. Their princess Shaista was sent away to a small girl’s school taking her safety into regards. But everything doesn’t settle with it. When the bullying games mistress Miss Springer is stabbed to death. This shows the vulnerability of Meadowbank which was supposed to be safe. The situation becomes more complicated when another teacher is murdered and the princess is kidnapped. Will Poirot be able to discover the cat among the pigeons?

10. Dead Man’s Folly (2013)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Dead Man’s Folly

The episode was released on 3rd August 2014. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Tom Vaughan. It has an IMDB rating of 8.1. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Sean Pertwee, Chris Gordon, and Richard Dixon. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. Mrs. Oliver was assigned to think of a murder hunt for a Devon Fete. But she sensed that something was out of place and quickly summoned Poirot to the scene. But her fear becomes true with the death of the girl playing the murder victim in the play.

11. Death on the Nile (2004)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Death on the Nile

The episode was released on 12th April 2004. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Andy Wilson. It has an IMDB rating of 7.9. It has a runtime of 97 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, James Fox, Emma Griffiths Malin, and JJ Field. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The episode takes place on a Nile cruise ship. Simon Doyle and Linett Ridgeway are newlyweds and are continuously being harassed by their ex-fiancee of Simon. While their honeymoon everything becomes chaotic when one of the passengers was killed. Will our detective be able to solve the mystery on the ship?

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12. Murder on the Orient Express (2010)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Murder on the Orient Express

The episode was released on 11th June 2010. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Philip Martin. It has an IMDB rating of 7.9. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Tristan Shepherd, Sam Crane, and Toby Jones. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The story of the episode revolves around a murder of a Shady American Businessman who was stabbed in his compartment on the orient express. All the events occurred when it was blocked by a blizzard in Croatia. Will our detective be able to solve the mystery of death?

13. The Clocks (2009)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
The Clocks

The episode was released on 26th June 2011. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Charlie Palmer. It has an IMDB rating of 7.9. It has a runtime of 89 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, and Tom Burke. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The story revolves around a death that was found in a blind woman’s house and was surrounded by four clocks. There was also a young typist who was summoned to the crime scene. But our protagonist has a different thought about the whole scenario. According to him, all the complex arrangement is a set to hide a simple crime.

14. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (2008)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

The episode was released on 14th September 2008. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Ashley Pearce. It has an IMDB rating of 7.8. It has a runtime of 93 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Joe Absolom, Simon Molloy, and Richard Hope. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. What can be a complicated detective case you can think of this case lies beyond that imagination. Our protagonist has to solve the murder mystery of the death of a chairwoman of a village and the only clue he has is a pair of photographs. He has to solve the mystery to prove the innocence of the victim’s lodger.

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15. Murder on the Links (1996)

Best Episodes of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Murder on the Links

The episode was released on 11th February 1996. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Andrew Grieve. It has an IMDB rating of 7.8. It has a runtime of 94 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Diane Fletcher, and Damien Thomas. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. During our protagonist’s holiday with his friend Hasting in France, he was contacted by a businessman telling him that his life is in danger. And he was found dead on a nearby golf course. What is the mystery regarding the death of the businessman and how will Poirot solve it?

16. The Yellow Iris (1993)

THE YELLOW IRIS
The Yellow Iris

The episode was released on 31st January 1993. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Peter Barber-Fleming. It has an IMDB rating of 7.8. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, and David Troughton. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The case is complicated even for our protagonist because the murder is witnessed by him but he is still unable to find the answer to the mystery of the death of a man’s wife who is about to celebrate the second death anniversary of his wife.

17. Three Act Tragedy (2010)

THREE ACT TRAGEDY
Three Act Tragedy

The episode was released on 19th June 2011. It was written by Agatha Christie and directed by Ashley Pearce. It has an IMDB rating of 7.7. It has a runtime of 94 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Martin Shaw, Kimberley Nixon, and Art Malik. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. A churchman chocks to death on a cocktail while attending a party which was held by actor Sir Charles Cartwright our protagonist discards the idea of murder from his mind until another guest dies in the same manner.

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18. The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (1993)

THE ADVENTURE OF EGYPTIAN TOMB
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

The episode was released on 17th January 1993. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Peter Barber-Fleming. It has an IMDB rating of 7.6. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, and Rolf Saxon. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The episode revolves around the mystery of the death of members of an English American Museum expedition. Because a sudden death surrounded them after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian tomb. Is it a curse of the pharaoh or it is caused by someone else?

19. The Case of the Missing Will (1993)

THE CASE OF MISSING WILL
The Case of the Missing Will

The episode was released on 7th February 1993. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by John Bruce. It has an IMDB rating of 7.6. It has a runtime of 51 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, and Pauline Moran. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The story revolves around the death of a terminally ill man who asked Poirot to be the executor of his new will but is suddenly killed and the strange things don’t stop here it becomes more complicated when his old will is stolen as well.

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20. The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge (1991)

THE MYSTERY OF HUNTER'S LODGE
The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge

The episode was released on 10th March 1991. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Renny Rye. It has an IMDB rating of 7.6. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, and Diana Kent. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. It is one of the most twisting episodes of the series. Our protagonist was on a holiday when he suddenly fell ill and went down to sleep. But Pace was shot dead in his study. Who was the most unpopular host of the party?

21. The Mystery of the Spanish Chest (1991)

THE MYSTERY OF THE SPANISH CHEST
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest

The episode was released on 17th February 1991. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Andrew Grieve. It has an IMDB rating of 7.6. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, and John McEnery. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The story revolves around a husband and wife. Poirot was asked to protect a woman from her husband but there were sudden turns of events when his husband was killed.

22. The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (1991)

THE TRAGEDY AT MARSDON MANOR
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor

The episode was released on 3rd February 1991. It was written by Agatha Christie and was directed by Renny Rye. It has an IMDB rating of 7.6. It has a runtime of 50 minutes. It is available to watch on SonyLiv. The Main Actors in the drama are David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, and Ian McCulloch. It is the first episode of the 9th season of the series. The episode runs around the manor. Where a person was found dead on the ground in his estate. But the owner of the local manor was unable to solve the mystery behind the death and finally assigned the task to Poirot and Hasting. Because there were lots of rumors that the manor is haunted. You can watch this series on Amazon Prime Video.

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