The BEST Episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: ITV1

The adventures of Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, adapted for television over more than twenty years and covering every Poirot book and short story ever written. This enormous lifelong project starring David Suchet takes the eponymous detective from England to Egypt, from country estate to weekend lodge, from dinner party to train ride, with his good friend Captain Hastings at his side, solving some of the most celebrated murder mysteries ever conceived.

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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

#1 - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2013

An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer.

star 9.08
322 votes
Writers:
Murder on the Orient Express

#2 - Murder on the Orient Express

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 25, 2010

On the Orient Express from Istanbul, a ruthless American businessman is found dead.

star 8.65
442 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Stewart Harcourt
The Labours of Hercules

#3 - The Labours of Hercules

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 6, 2013

Poirot's pursuit of an infamous art thief leads him to a hotel in the Alps, where he is met with a plethora of mysteries and the reappearance of a familiar face from the past.

star 8.54
365 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers:
The Hollow

#4 - The Hollow

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2004

At a weekend house party a guest is found dying - with his wife holding a gun.

star 8.37
438 votes
Directors: Simon Langton
Writers: Agatha Christie, Nick Dear
Hallowe'en Party

#5 - Hallowe'en Party

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 27, 2010

Novelist Ariadne Oliver calls in her old friend Poirot to investigate a drowning.

star 8.32
481 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Mark Gatiss
Death on the Nile

#6 - Death on the Nile

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 2004

On a Nile cruise ship, Poirot is asked to investigate the death of a honeymooning heiress.

star 8.30
498 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Agatha Christie, Kevin Elyot
The Clocks

#7 - The Clocks

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 26, 2011

Poirot goes to Dover to help determine who is responsible for a man's murder.

star 8.28
413 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Stewart Harcourt
Dead Man's Folly

#8 - Dead Man's Folly

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 30, 2013

Ariadne Oliver is organising a 'murder hunt' at a summer fete, but calls for Poirot's help when she fears she may become involved in a real crime.

star 8.22
437 votes
Directors: Tom Vaughan
Writers:
Sad Cypress

#9 - Sad Cypress

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 26, 2003

Poirot has five days to investigate the case of an heiress accused of a double murder.

star 8.20
540 votes
Directors: Dave Moore
Writers: Agatha Christie, David Pirie
The Big Four

#10 - The Big Four

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

As the threat of world war looms large, Poirot seeks the help of friends both old and new when he is pitted against a dangerous group of murderous dissidents.

star 8.17
356 votes
Directors: Peter Lydon
Writers:
Three Act Tragedy

#11 - Three Act Tragedy

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2010

Poirot is attending a dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death. Is it murder?

star 8.15
553 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Nick Dear
Taken at the Flood

#12 - Taken at the Flood

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 2, 2006

When a stranger is found murdered, a family ask for Poirot's help in identifying him.

star 8.13
519 votes
Directors: Andy Wilson
Writers: Agatha Christie, Guy Andrews
Mystery of the Blue Train

#13 - Mystery of the Blue Train

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 11, 2005

Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a woman on the Blue Train.

star 8.10
550 votes
Directors: Hettie McDonald
Writers: Agatha Christie, Guy Andrews
Hercule Poirot's Christmas

#14 - Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 25, 1994

Poirot investigates when murderer Simeon Lee is found dead.

star 8.09
565 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton
Peril at End House

#15 - Peril at End House

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 1990

While Poirot is staying in Cornwall, he meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.

star 8.06
679 votes
Directors: Renny Rye
Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

#16 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 16, 1990

When his weekend hostess is found murdered, Hastings sends for his friend Hercule Poirot.

star 8.06
407 votes
Directors: Ross Devenish
Writers:
Elephants Can Remember

#17 - Elephants Can Remember

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 9, 2013

While Poirot investigates the murder of a renowned psychiatrist, Ariadne Oliver becomes an amateur sleuth of her own.

star 8.05
427 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers:
Lord Edgware Dies

#18 - Lord Edgware Dies

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 2000

Poirot solves the case of a wealthy man whose estranged wife wanted him gone

star 8.05
503 votes
Directors: Brian Farnham
Writers: Agatha Christie, Anthony Horowitz
The ABC Murders

#19 - The ABC Murders

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 1992

Three bodies are found. Beside each lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide. The police are baffled. But the killer has made one mistake. He has challenged Hercule Poirot to unmask him.

star 8.03
562 votes
Directors: Andrew Grieve
Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton
Five Little Pigs

#20 - Five Little Pigs

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 14, 2003

Poirot re-examines the murder of Amyas Crale, whose wife was hanged for the crime.

star 8.00
588 votes
Directors: Paul Unwin
Writers: Agatha Christie, Kevin Elyot
Dumb Witness

#21 - Dumb Witness

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 1996

Poirot reflects on which member of Emily Arundel's family could have poisoned her medicine, and the key witness turns out to be a pet dog.

star 8.00
558 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Agatha Christie, Douglas Watkinson
Hickory Dickory Dock

#22 - Hickory Dickory Dock

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 12, 1995

A spate of thefts is followed by a series of brutal murders at a student hostel in London.

star 7.97
533 votes
Directors: Andrew Grieve
Writers: Agatha Christie, Anthony Horowitz
Murder in Mesopotamia

#23 - Murder in Mesopotamia

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 2001

Poirot and his old friend Capt. Hastings arrive at the headquarters of an archaeological dig where an Arab worker has recently been found strangled.

star 7.94
526 votes
Directors: Tom Clegg
Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton
After the Funeral

#24 - After the Funeral

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 26, 2006

The day after Richard Abernethie's funeral, his niece is murdered as well.

star 7.93
526 votes
Writers: Agatha Christie, Philomena McDonagh
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

#25 - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 1992

Poirot investigates the murder of his dentist, who is shot just after he leaves.

star 7.88
585 votes
Directors: Ross Devenish
Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton