Agatha Christie's Poirot

Four and Twenty Blackbirds - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: As Poirot and Hastings watch the farce, the sword gets grabbed from the table by two hands, the left one doing the lifting by the handle. But the comedian in the following shot has it in his right hand. (00:32:04)

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds - S1-E4

Factual error: At the art gallery, Poirot and Hastings are looking at a painting identified as "Man Throwing a Stone at a Bird" by the surrealist Joan Miro. But the painting featured is completely different from the real one. (00:21:50)

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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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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Audio problem: When Hastings is caught off guard by the premature launch of the clay pigeon, he fires a couple of shots in a haste. Fairly obvious that he does not, and the mere sound of it has been added in postproduction. (00:01:40)

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The King of Clubs - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When the secretary leans in to console "Henry" after Walton has been escorted away, he pins her handkerchief hand to the desk; in the next shot the hand is turned differently and caught in midair. (00:07:45)

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The Third Floor Flat - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: During the entirety of the scene in the kitchen, Patricia keeps her hands in her lap, but they change repeatedly from being side to side, to her right hand lying on top of the upturned left. (00:22:40)

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Triangle at Rhodes - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Pamela Lyall is talking to Poirot before his scheduled leave going as far as wishing there were a murder so he could stay, her right hand moves on and off the table between shots. (00:24:20)

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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

Character mistake: Somehow, Poirot is the first person to get to the basement - he obviously would have slowed down terribly the policeman and the young and spry Jimmy rushing down the stairs with him.

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Mrs Clapperton puts down the score notes and pencil before lighting up her cigarette. Between the shots and the reverse, the pen disappears and the notebook changes position. (00:13:35)

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The Dream - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Hastings holds the letter addressed to Poirot from Farley, his left hand goes between shots from the top to the bottom of the sheet, and vice versa. (00:07:35)

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Murder in the Mews - S1-E2

Audio problem: In an empty golf course, at such a close distance as shown, there's no way Miss Plenderlieth would not hear Hastings calling Poirot, who "lost another ball." (00:41:20)

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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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