The BEST Episodes of The ABC Murders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Network: BBC One

Set in the 1930s at a time when the nation is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred on the rise, Poirot faces a serial killer known only as 'ABC'. First the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of the ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene—and Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If the detective is to match his nemesis, then everything about him will be called into question—his authority, integrity, past and identity.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

The murderer strikes again, with the discovery of the body of an ABC railway guide. A police search of the area around Embsay station unearths the murder weapon, and inside the victim's briefcase is a pack of Twinkle Toes stockings. At last, Hercule has discovered the brand that connects the murders, so visits the manufacturer who gives him the name of the only salesman associated with the company in London - Cust. It seems Poirot has his man, though more twists and turns lie in store before the case can be judged to be finally over. Series Finale.

star 7.66
341 votes
Directors: Alex Gabassi
Writers: Sarah Phelps
Episode 2

#2 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Despite being warned off the case by Inspector Crome, Poirot continues to conduct his own investigation into the ABC killer. He receives another letter promising a murder in Churston and deciphers that the potential victim must be someone from his past. When national interest in the crimes begins to explode, the public turns against the Belgian sleuth, bringing his integrity into question.

star 7.64
369 votes
Directors: Alex Gabassi
Writers: Sarah Phelps
Episode 1

#3 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

The story takes place in 1933 and sets the Belgian sleuth on the trail of a serial killer. The elusive murderer seemingly selects his victims and the locations of their deaths alphabetically, sending Poirot a series of taunting letters announcing his next move and leaving a railway guidebook at the crime scenes as a calling card. As he travels the length and breadth of the country, the detective finds his authority, his integrity and his very identity called into question.

star 7.50
421 votes
Directors: Alex Gabassi
Writers: Sarah Phelps