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Eric is a non-canonical character who was created for the adaptation of The Case of the Middle-aged Wife, the first episode of the Thames Television series The Agatha Christie Hour. Eric is the boyfriend of Nancy Purvis. In the show, he is shown conspiring with Nancy how to milk more money out of George Packington after he had taken an interest in Nancy. Eric and Nancy are shown in bed counting their successes. They had already got money for carpentry works to fix a broken door lock and a new coat (because she appeared to be suffering from a chill). They consider a burst water pipe for the next week.

Eric was portrayed in the film by Nicholas Cooke. This character does not exist in the original story.

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