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Agatha Christie's Poirot - 'Third Girl' (2008)

Agatha Christie's Poirot - 'Third Girl'

A drama by Peter Flannery, based on the novel by Agatha Christie, and first broadcast in 2008.

Running time: 1 hour and 33 minutes


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At home in Whitehaven Mansions, Hercule Poirot is visited by a troubled young woman, Norma Restarick.  She confesses that she could be a murderer, but is too distressed to provide more details about her supposed crime, leaving as suddenly as she arrived.

Crimewriter Ariadne Oliver had suggested that Norma, her neighbour, speak to the veteran detective about the terrible mystery.  When Poirot describes the encounter to his friend at her flat, both are puzzled.  Who might Norma have murdered?  Has she imagined the crime?

Before either can reach any firm conclusions, the police arrive to investigate the death of one of Norma's other neighbours.  Poirot must discover whether the young woman's story could be true, after all.


Hercule Poirot ... David Suchet
Ariadne Oliver ... ZoŽ Wanamaker
Norma Restarick ... Jemima Rooper
Andrew Restarick ... James Wilby
Claudia Reece-Holland ... Clemency Burton-Hill
Frances Cary ... Matilda Sturridge
David Baker ... Tom Mison
Nanny Lavinia Seagram ... Caroline O'Neill
Sir Roderick Horsfield ... Peter Bowles
Sonia ... Lucy Liemann
Alf Renny ... Tim Stern
Inspector Nelson ... John Warnaby
George ... David Yelland
Daphne, the Waitress ... Tessa Bell-Briggs
Ticket Inspector ... Simon Hill


Director: Dan Reed
Producer: Karen Thrussell
Associate Producer: David Suchet
Executive Producers: Michele Buck, Phil Clymer; Rebecca Eaton, and Damien Timmer 
Cinematography: Paul Bond
Production Designer: Jeff Tessler
Costume Designer: Andrea Galer
Original Music: Stephen McKeon
Film Editor: Lois Bygrave


ZoŽ makes her third appearance as Hercule Poirot's friend, Ariadne Oliver, in 'Third Girl', following 'Cards on the Table' (2005) and 'Mrs McGinty's Dead' (2008).  She returns as the character in 'Hallowe'en Party' (2010).


Agatha Christie's Poirot - Collection 7 Region 2 DVD (includes 'Third Girl')

Third Girl by Agatha Christie

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