Here’s another reminder… Appointment with Death, is the last of the first-run Agatha Christie episodes featuring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot this summer. After tonight’s showing, PBS Masterpiece Mystery! will be airing “encore” presentations of one more Poirot episode, followed by three “encore” presentations of Inspector Lewis, with Kevin Whately… who is absolutely fabulous in this role! If you missed those three episodes, I urge you to watch them (or record them) this summer. There will be one first-run Inspector Lewis episode on August 29. Terrific! I’m looking forward to it already!
Appointment with Death is based on the 1938 Agatha Christie mystery. And yes, I do know that in the late 1980s, Peter Ustinov starred in a movie based on this Agatha Christie mystery. That version was yet another “Who’s Who” from earlier Hollywood movies: Lauren Bacall, Piper Laurie, Hailey Mills, even Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)!
This 90 minute version of Appointment with Death will (of course) star David Suchet… AND Tim Curry… who happens to be wonderful in every role he undertakes.
Will Hercule’s little gray cells enable him to solve the mystery? Will Hercule sift through all of the clues and be able to reach the correct solution? And last, but not least (perhaps only for me!), will Hercule be the same Hercule we have all grown to love over the last few decades, and, incidentally, the same Hercule Poirot that Agatha Christie wrote about >>>OR Will Hercule be a different (albeit still very convincing Belgian detective), more soul-searching Monsieur Poirot?