Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express on WXXI-TV

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express on WXXI-TV

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 9:00pm

Pictured: David Suchet (Poirot) is joined by a first-class rail car full of great actors.

Credit: Courtesy of ©ITV for MASTERPIECE 

Hercule Poirot travels to London via the opulent Orient Express train and becomes embroiled in one of the most fiendish cases of his career. 

On his way to Istanbul, Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is called back to London for a case, and finds transport via the Orient Express train. An ornery American businessman, Samuel Ratchett, interrupts Poirot’s luxurious trip with a cryptic plea for help — he’s seeking penance, but may be murdered in the meantime. When the train is sidelined by a snowdrift and Ratchett is found dead, Poirot becomes embroiled in one of the most fiendish cases of his career. The suspects are numerous and colorful — an erudite Russian princess, an English colonel, a pushy American matron and a devout Swedish missionary, among others. The evidence suggests a shadowy assassin may have boarded the train during a stop in order to commit the murder, but is there an unforgivable evil even closer at hand? Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” features David Suchet as Hercule Poirot and an all-star supporting cast including Eileen Atkins, Toby Jones, Barbara Hershey, Hugh Bonneville, and David Morrissey.

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express airs Sunday, May 22 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) followed by David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special.

With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography, and fascinating stories, David Suchet (“Poirot”)  leads viewers on a blissfully homicide-free excursion aboard the modern-day Orient Express. All aboard for the most famous crime ever to be committed and solved on a train—Murder on the Orient Express, headlining a trio of Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries, starring David Suchet. The long-awaited adaptation is preceded by a one-hour special taking viewers on a present-day journey aboard the iconic train, on David Suchet on the Orient Express: A MASTERPIECE Special.

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