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Uncle Hercule Comes for Tea

“And your parents? They are well, I trust?”

“Yes. Father is once again attempting to grow roses. Mummy is trying to set Mycroft up with the Bulgarian ambassador.”

“The Bulgarian ambassador is married, I think.”

“And a man! Mummy has decided that Mycroft is gay. Says she doesn’t care as long as there are grandchildren somewhere down the line.”

“And you, ma puce? I noticed you have not thrown yourself off any rooftops yet this year.”

“Well it is only March. I may still find the time.”

“Perhaps if you do, you will warn Poirot, hein? You will be kind to his old heart and write your uncle a little note to say you are not dead?”

“Yes. Yes, of course, Uncle Hercule. I- ah. I do apologize.”

Excellent! Now, your friend, Monsieur Watson. He is still upset with you for intruding upon his proposal?”

“No, he’s well over that. There was this train car parked under Parliament, and- Wait. How did you know that I interrupted his proposal? Have you been talking to Mycroft?”

Non, Sherlock. There was no need. Poirot is the one who-”

“Yes, yes. Taught us everything we know. Bollocks. One of these days I’m going to figure out how you do that.”

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Murder on the Orient Express is coming to a theater near you in November 2017

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Hercule Poirot, a cinnamon roll

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“You do like birds, Mr. Poirot?”
“Miss Lemon, small animals have no part to play in the home life of a private detective from Belgium. Except, of course, as a source of nourishment.”

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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

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Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house in Devon, England

Featured in Agatha Christie’s Poirot 13x03: “Dead Man’s Folly”

“So, in some strange twist of fate for Poirot and for me, we were to shoot the final sequences of ‘Dead Man’s Folly’ [the last episode they filmed] at Greenway itself in the last days of June 2013, sending Hercule Poirot to Dame Agatha’s own home. It would be the first time that the fictional character of Poirot arrived at the home of his creator.”
- David Suchet, Poirot and Me

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Are you ready for Murder on the Orient Express?