Hercule Poirot: Series X: Murder on the Orient Express

Re-airing May 22, 2011 on PBS   Check local listings

On his way to Istanbul, Hercule Poirot is called back to London for a case, and finds transport via the opulent Orient Express train. An ornery American businessman, Samuel Ratchett, interrupts Poirot's luxurious trip with a cryptic plea for help — he's seeking penance, but may be murdered in the meantime. When the train is sidelined by a snowdrift and Ratchett is found dead, Poirot becomes embroiled in one of the most fiendish cases of his career. The suspects are numerous and colorful — an erudite Russian princess, an English colonel, a pushy American matron and a devout Swedish missionary among others. The evidence suggests a shadowy assassin may have boarded the train during a stop in order to commit the murder, but is there an unforgivable evil even closer at hand? Based on the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express features David Suchet as Hercule Poirot and an all-star supporting cast including Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Toby Jones (The Old Curiosity Shop), Barbara Hershey, Hugh Bonneville (Miss Austen Regrets), and David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility).

Behind-the-Scenes Video
Go on set and on board the Orient Express with the stars of the film.

Characters
Sort out the passengers from the suspects in this primer on the Murder on the Orient Express characters and the actors who portray them.

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