The sleuth falls victim to depression after failing to prevent the murder of a society girl by notorious art thief Marrascaud. His confidence shattered, Poirot eventually returns to work when a lonely chauffeur begs him to find his missing soulmate, the maid of a famous Russian dancer. The investigation takes him to the Swiss Alps, where, against all odds, he stumbles upon a hotel thought to be Marrascaud’s hideout – leading to a very personal showdown.
Detective drama, starring David Suchet, Simon Callow, Orla Brady and Rupert Evans.
I honestly do not remember Agatha Christie’s book that is presented in the credits as a novel, it is actually a short story collection published in 1947. I’ll have to read it again.
It was a pleasure to see the Mistresses’s star Sarah Parish as Flossie Monro in the Big Four two weeks ago, and in this episode I had the pleasure to see another one, Orla Brady as the nearest that Hercule Poirot comes to a love interest, the Countess Rossakoff, a character that we meet as well in the Double Clue (short story, 1923) then in the Big Four (novel, 1927), and her name is mentioned in One, Two, Buckle my Shoe (novel, 1940).
I have to say that I really liked that adaptation by Guy Andrews as a whole story.
- Agatha Christie’s Poirot : The Big Four (2013) (ameliegsdiary.wordpress.com)