David Suchet on the Orient Express is a 2010 TV documentary produced by ITV and featuring David Suchet. It is a travelogue where Suchet journeys across Europe abroad the world famous Orient Express Train, as he prepares to play Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. The documentary is directed by Chris Malone and first broadcast on ITV on 19 December 2010, just a few days before the broadcast of the ITV's adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express".
In the documentary, Suchet travels from London Victoria to Folkestone by the British Pullman and then by the Eurotunnel to Calais where he boards the Orient Express, going through Paris, and Lausanne. He has a chance to drive the locomotive through the Simplon tunnel and then ends up in Venice. From there, he travels through Austria, arriving at Prague. He explores the internal fittings of the train which has been restored to the appearance of its predecessor during its heyday in the 1930s and reflects on Christies attention to detail in her novel. An account of the history of the train is given, reinforced by the use of archival footage.