Agatha Christie's Poirot

Triangle at Rhodes - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: Poirot is sitting reading the paper with the front page visible to the viewer. A breeze ruffles the pages and reveals that the interior pages are blank. (00:14:10)

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The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: In the reveal at the end of the episode we see a prolonged close-up of the newspaper "Nairobi Daily Press." Not only the fateful article linked to the murder is written in a font different and larger from the one used in the rest of the first page, but you can also see where the fake part abruptly ends, resuming mid-sentence the article of a real (or realistic) newspaper used as base for the prop, back to the right font and consistent style. (00:50:30)

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The Plymouth Express - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: When Japp points at the news on the paper about the mine stocks going up, in the close-up you can see easily that only the title and the enlarged text of the first 3 lines talk about the mine. The rest is sports talk. (00:33:55)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: All the Liberty Bonds loaded in the bag of Mr. Ridgeway have the exact same serial number. (00:20:00)

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The Adventure of the Western Star - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: Japp is waiting for Van Braks to make his move, and when he is hopping on a taxi for the airport, he begins to tail him. When the car moves, reflected in the door is a modern No Parking cone in bright yellow (incidentally, they also pass by a parked car with a FUU 692 plate that is a bit too recent for the series, being an Austin Big 7, first produced in 1937). (00:41:05)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: The phone book has a LMS logo on the page edges in the close-up where we see Poirot actually flip through - the logo disappears when he is moving the book in the rest of the scene. (00:16:10)

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The Cornish Mystery - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: As he scolds Hastings for his pancreatic hullabaloo, Poirot drinks his tisane from an empty cup. (00:02:55)

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The Veiled Lady - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: The stuntman smashing through the window is quite obvious - he does not even have the hair styled like Hastings'. (00:31:30)

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Murder in the Mews - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the preliminary murder scene inspection, look at the victim in the last close-up, following the part when Poirot picks up paper from the basket. Specifically, the gun hand: the pinky finger of the supposedly dead person, after being too long in the unnatural position, trembles a little. (00:07:30)

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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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