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1936: The enigmatic Mr Shaitana hosts an unusual dinner party. His guests include four sleuths - including Hercule Poirot - and four suspected murderers.

After dinner, the guests play bridge, with the sleuths in one room and the suspects in another, where Shaitana watches on. By the end of the game, Shaitana has been fatally stabbed with a weapon from his collection. 

From Agatha Christie's 1936 novel dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

Director: Enyd Williams.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2002.

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