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The Case of the Discontented Soldier is the fifth episode of the television series The Agatha Christie Hour and is based on the Agatha Christie short story of the same name from the collection Parker Pyne Investigates.

This is the second episode to feature a Parker Pyne story, the first being The Case of the Middle-aged Wife.


A bored retired soldier seeks Parker Pyne's help to get some excitement in his life.

Comparison with original story[]

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The film adaptation is highly faithful to the original story with only a few changes and some additional characters.


Filming locations[]

  • Turville, Henley on Thames[1]