Agatha Christie's Poirot

The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

Other mistake: Mrs Vanderlyn holds a letter out of the car window and calls to the chauffeur to take it. She calls him "Dixon" but the subtitles read "Gibson". (00:37:05)

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The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor - S3-E6

Other mistake: Investigating Poirot's investigation, the clumsy constable crushes a tiny egg under his foot. Poirot crawls to him and points with his cane at the other eggs in the bush. But he points practically at his shoe, and the eggs are in a different spot to the left. (00:20:10)

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How Does Your Garden Grow? - S3-E2

Other mistake: After Katrina is arrested, Mr. Delafointaine is reading about it on the newspaper. The newspaper is dated Thursday 23rd May 1935. The date is correct, the whole investigation does happen in a day, starting around 10 AM; Poirot is greeted by the couple with "Good afternoon" and to imagine that by the time he gets to their home Katrina's news (complete with picture of the arrest!) is already in a late edition of the newspaper (a local one, at that) is a bit too much of a stretch, with all the steps taken for the investigation, everything in broad daylight. (00:43:20)

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The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim - S2-E5

Other mistake: When Japp and the bobby arrest the pickpocketer, the dialogue says "It was only last week that we put him inside for three months" which obviously does not make sense. In the original story he did the 3 months of jail the year before, and this has to be a flub in the lines of this TV version (it is specified also that he did those in the winter, so the Sergeant can't possibly mean that he was released last week). (00:35:00)

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The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim - S2-E5

Other mistake: Lowen allows Hastings inside his Bugatti, but then leaves to join a member of his staff who beckoned him. We actually see him in front of the staffer and the person with him. Cue Japp, who has then a little comical interlude with Hastings for about 20 seconds. Cut then to Lowen who.is just now being introduced to the guy he came over to greet. Surely he has not been standing in awkward silence all that time. And even if we assume that this conversation is supposed to happen simultaneously to the Hastings and Japp show, it is half as short, meaning it would have cut into their antics when he ends it by yelling at them. (00:23:15)

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The Lost Mine - S2-E3

Other mistake: Japp manages to coordinate the pincer action of the 3 police cars using a very broad map and no real information about the whereabouts of the suspect. The whole scene is rather silly, it would work in a modern thriller with a GPS, perhaps, not with toy cars and a street map of London.

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Other mistake: Poirot, Hastings and The Veiled Lady go upstairs because the lobby is 'too public'. The man spying on them is hiding behind the same newspaper prop used in the previous episode of the season, where Hastings was reading it in Cornwall at the beginning. So must be a pretty old issue now (Peril at End House takes a few days, and they were on holiday). (00:07:40)

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The Adventure of the Cheap Flat - S2-E7

Other mistake: Spying on the Italian embassy from Japp's van, the building has 2 Italian flags of the period. But the rightmost one is mounted upside down, with the crown under the shield instead of the opposite. (00:23:05)

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Murder in the Mews - S1-E2

Other mistake: Miss Lemon reminds Poirot of the dentist appointment he has at 11. Poirot then receives a phone call from Japp. It turns out during the investigation that the police broke into the apartment at 10:45. Considering that at least a preliminary examination needed to be made and at the time of the phone call Japp was in his office and Poirot was still comfortably having his tisane, everything leads to believe that the dentist appointment should have been later in the day (or the events at the Mews sooner). (00:03:30)

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The Dream - S1-E10

Other mistake: At the end of the episode, the clock Poirot presents to Miss Lemon is pointed exactly at 3:28, which would be the time of the murder in the original novel, not in this adaption, when it was changed to 12:28.

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The Third Floor Flat - S1-E5

Other mistake: When Hastings pulls Poirot's slip of paper out of his pocket, he's reading it upside down - as you can see from the close-up, the torn up part should be at the bottom, not at the top. (00:11:40)

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The Third Floor Flat - S1-E5

Other mistake: At the very end of the episode, Miss Lemon stops talking as if she could see Poirot glaring at her above the newspaper - while in fact, he is facing the other way.

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Other mistake: The closing credits on the DVD are for another episode, "The Kidnapped Prime Minister." (00:47:15)

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The Dream - S1-E10

Other mistake: This adaptation opens with a nice fake Pathe Gazette news reel. The voice says that "last year" Farley sold a record 5 million pies, and that the new wing of the plant is due to open. At the inauguration, there's a banner behind him saying "1885-1935" and he's saying that in 1935 they sold more pies than at any point in their history, and he gives the kind of speech you give at the beginning of a year, trying to set a new record while still on the hot trail of the previous. At the same time, Miss Lemon tells Hastings that the typewriter broke 'last Easter' and she burst out with Poirot that she has been complaining 'for the last six months', which would put the event at the end of the year.

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Triangle at Rhodes - S1-E6

Other mistake: The man in front of Poirot in the line to embark argues supposedly in Italian with the officer: he does it in broken Italian but trying to pronounce informal words (even an incredibly explicit and vulgar curse at the end!) with unnatural cadence and a very thick Spanish accent. (00:28:30)

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The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Poirot is holding up a letter in an envelope. He turns it to show the front to Lady Mayfield. The flap of the envelope appears to be tucked in. The shot cuts to a close-up, but now the back of the envelope is facing Lady Mayfield and the flap is sealed. He then turns the envelope to show her the front. (00:44:20)

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The Cornish Mystery - S2-E4

Hercule Poirot: A doctor who lacks doubt is not a doctor. He's an executioner. (00:14:40)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Trivia: Poirot in the ship's lounge is reading the actual May 1st 1935 issue of Bystander (recognizable by the cover and with the correct page order, does not seem to be a simple movie prop), roughly consistent with the time frame of the first season and a contest taking place on the 14th. (00:07:50)

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