Month: April 2014

Telefilm Review: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

After a rocky tenth series, the eleventh series of Poirot kicked off with Mrs. McGinty’s dead.  A man is convicted of murdering his landlady in what seems like a clear cut case. However, the investigating officer has doubts,  so he asks Poirot to take a second look at the case. Poirot investigates and as often happens, Poirot finds himself in a small English community where multiple secrets are being kept.

I loved this episode. I may have enjoyed  this even more than its merits deserved after my problems with  the tenth series, but this is what Poirot is supposed to be. The program has Poirot traversing the English country side in search behind the truth about two photographs which could save the life of a man on a death row. There are plenty of twists and turns, with sensational cinematography and competent acting from the supporting cast. This episode was a very strong and enjoyable adaptation of Christie’s story.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5.0

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EP1225: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Part Five and Manhunt: The Movie Murder

Bob Bailey

Johnny gets the last clue in the mystery of the picture postcards.

Original Air Date:  October 5, 1956

A man dies in a newsreel theater and it’s murder.

Original Air Date: February 26, 1944

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EP1224: Nick Carter: An Eye for an Eye

Lon Clark

On his way to Albany, Nick gets waylaid at a house where  hatred and family drama dominate.

Original Air Date: January 28, 1945

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EP1223: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Parts Three and Four

Bob Bailey
Johnny finds his life in peril at a Swiss key resort as he searches for $100,000 in diamonds.

Original Air Dates: October 3 and 4, 1956

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EP1222: Casebook of Gregory Hood: The Sad Clown

Elliot Lewis
Tommy, the Sad Clown gives Greg proof  of theft and smuggling and then is killed in front of an audience of circus goers.

Original Air Date: October 7, 1946

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