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Masterpiece Episode: "Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express"

Season 40, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," in which a London-bound Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) investigates the death of an American businessman (Toby Jones)---who'd asked him for protection---on a train that's stuck in a snowdrift. He's aided in the investigation by an amateur sleuth (Samuel West) and the railway director (Serge Hazanavicius).
Original Air Date: Jul 11, 2010
Guest Cast Sam Crane: Lt. Blanchflower Jessica Chastain: Mary Debenham Toby Jones: Samuel Ratchett David Morrissey: Col. John Arbuthnot Elena Satine: Countess Elena Andrenyi Serge Hazanavicius: Xavier Bouc Barbara Hershey: Mrs. Hubbard Joseph Mawle: Antonio Foscarelli David Suchet: Hercule Poirot Denis Ménochet: Pierre Michel Susanne Lothar: Hildegarde Schmidt Hugh Bonneville: Edward Masterman Stewart Scudamore: Concierge Samuel West: Dr. Constantine Eileen Atkins: Princess Dragomiroff Stanley Weber: Count Andrenyi Brian J. Smith: Hector MacQueen

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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