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Masterpiece Episode: "Poirot: Mrs. McGinty's Dead"

Season 39, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: In "Poirot: Mrs. McGinty's Dead," at the request of the investigating officer, the Belgian sleuth looks into the small-town case of a lodger (Joe Absolom) convicted of murdering his landlady and discovers it's not as open-and-shut as it seemed. Along the way, Poirot runs into famed crime novelist (Zoë Wanamaker). Mrs. Rendell: Amanda Root. Maude: Sarah Smart.
Original Air Date: Jun 28, 2009
Guest Cast Emma Amos: Bessie Burch Ruth Gemmell: Miss Sweetiman Simon Molloy: District Judge Amanda Root: Mrs. Rendell Simon Shepherd: Dr. Rendell Richard Hope: Supt. Harold Spence Paul Rhys: Robin Upward Zoë Wanamaker: Ariadne Oliver Mary Stockley: Eve Carpenter David Yelland: George Joe Absolom: James Bentley Sarah Smart: Maude David Suchet: Hercule Poirot Richard Dillane: Maj. Summerhayes Sian Phillips: Mrs. Upward Raquel Cassidy: Maureen Summerhayes Catherine Russell: Pamela Horsfall Richard Lintern: Guy Carpenter

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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