EP2081: Richard Diamond: The Angelino Giuseppe Case

Dick Powell

Diamond is hired by a group of butchers being terrorized by a protection racket.

Original Air Date: January 7, 1950

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EP2080: Private Files of Rex Saunders: Worth More Than Its Weight In Murder

Rex Harrison

A beautiful woman asks Rex for help in a case involving an antique Ming cat.

Original Air Date: July 25, 1951
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EP2079: Night Beat: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Frank Lovejoy

Randy investigates a couple who panic when they hear an escaped convict isn’t caught in a police raid.

Original Air Date: March 13, 1950
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EP2078: Dragnet: The Big Little Jesus

Jack Webb

Friday and Smith try and track down a statue of the child Jesus stolen from a church on Christmas Eve.

Original Air Date: December 22, 1953

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TV Episode Review: Poirot: Theft of the Royal Ruby

With his friends otherwise occupied, Poirot is ready to settle in for a Christmas alone with good food and good books to keep him company when he’s called in to investigate the theft of a ruby from a spoiled and immature teenage prince whose country is key to British interests. Poirot has to recover the ruby and that will involve spending Christmas with the wealthy Lacey family the government suspects are key to the whole affair.

Overall, this episode was Poirot was delightful and from start to finish. The mystery is well-written with its fair share of suspects and false clues, but also manages to portray a 1930s British in a truly charming and warm-hearted way, while also having a nice bit of romance thrown in.

If you’re looking for a light and well-told mystery for Christmastime, this Series 3 episode of Poirot is sure to hit the spot.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

Note: This episode is available on DVD or for free Streaming through Netflix

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