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Skinner was a non-canonical character who was created for the film adaptation of Problem at Sea in Season 1 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot. Skinner was a steward on board the cruise ship. Shortly after the murder of Adeline Clapperton, Hasting saw Skinner leaving the ship and followed him. He caught Skinner at a bazaar trying to sell a jewelled headband which had belonged to Mrs Clapperton.

When questioned by Poirot and Hastings, Skinner claimed that Mrs Clapperton was already dead when he had entered the cabin (he had a key) to steal the headband.

Skinner was played by Colin Higgins. There is no such character in the original story.

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