Hercule Poirot Series XI, starring David Suchet, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Sunday, June 19, at 9 p.m. as part of Masterpiece Mystery! and airs in three parts June 19, 26, and July 3 at 9 p.m.
David Suchet revisits his signature role as Agatha Christie's super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled mustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard.
Poirot XI will air in three parts:
• Three Act Tragedy Sunday, June 19, at 9 p.m.
Poirot visits his friend Sir Charles Cartwright (Martin Shaw, Cranford), who hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further.
• The Clocks Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m.
Poirot is asked to assist in a murder investigation to determine if a young woman is responsible for the crime. But mounting complications in the case, including multiple frozen clocks, lead the detective to suspect an international political cover-up.
• Halloween Party Sunday, July 3, at 9 p.m.
Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, Harry Potter) returns to join forces with Poirot to investigate a drowning at a Halloween Party. As they look further, they uncover a series of mysterious deaths in the village that could be connected. Adapted by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).
Hosted by Alan Cumming, Masterpiece is the longest-running prime time drama in American television.
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