my favourite thing about hercule poirot is that once he solved the murder he just makes everyone involved sit in a circle and dig shit about everyone before telling who’s the killer he’s like “i know we’re here because someone is dead but lemme tell you susan is the illegitimate child of paul and bethany is in love with her step brother. this had absolutly nothing to do with the killing but i thought yall should know tbh. now about the murder”

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Master sleuths + magnifying glasses

My fellow aficionados of British detective shows: I made a thing.* May you all enjoy your seasonally-appropriate viewing of Christmas episodes, together with desired quantities of carol-singing, spiced wine, and mince pies.

*Note: This was compiled in an unscientific manner, and if you find it unsolvable, or think I’ve left out the Most Important Christmas Episode Trope, let me know; there are still weeks in which this can be refined if necessary.

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“Also, I had a friend - a friend who for many years never left my side. Occasionally of an imbecility to make one afraid, nevertheless he was very dear to me. Figure to yourself that I miss even his stupidity. His naïveté, his honest outlook, the pleasure of delighting him by my superior gifts - all these I miss more than I can tell you.”

The Murder of Roger Ayckroyd - Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot, Captain Hastings, Miss Lemon, and Jimmy Japp 😜 I am a huge lover of Hercule Poirot and I think Agatha Christie’s Poirot is THE best adaptation of it. Plus, this is kind of for my mom, since its a love we have in common.

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“The original novel [Dumb Witness] was dedicated to her [Agatha Christie’s] own wire-haired terrier - ‘To dear Peter,’ it read, 'most faithful of friends and dearest of companions. A dog in a thousand.’
I felt exactly the same way about the terrier in our film. He captivated me from the moment I set eyes on him. The little dog, whose real name was actually Snubby, became my dear friend. [..] My now ever-expanding fan club wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed it [the episode], so they also told me, the sales of wire-haired terriers shot up exponentially after it was shown for the first time in March 1996.”
- David Suchet, Poirot and Me