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The Chocolate Box is the sixth episode of series 5 of the ITV British television drama series Agatha Christie's Poirot featuring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, first broadcast on 7 February 1993 in the UK and was directed by Ken Grieve with dramatisation by Douglas Watkinson. The episode is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story of the same name.


While in Belgium, Poirot recounts to Chief Inspector Japp a case from twenty years prior. During his early days in the Belgian police, he looked into the suspicious death of the young politician Paul Deroulard, at the request of the charming Virginie Mesnard.

Comparison with Original Story

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Filming Locations

  • Cogels-Osylei 41, Antwerp, Belgium - The 'Deroulard's' residence
  • Antwerpen Centraal Station, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium - Poirot & Japp arrive in Belgium
  • Hotel Metropole Brussels, Pl. De Brouckère 31, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Law Courts of Brussels, Palais de Justice, Pl. Poelaert 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Triumphal Arch, Monument du Cinquantenaire, Tun. Cinquantenaire 27, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium - Japp asks Poirot to take a photograph
  • Grand-Place de Bruxelles, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Museum of Urban Transport Brussels, Av. de Tervueren 364, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium - Poirot meets Virginie
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Galerie du Roi 5, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
  • Rue des Minimes, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Groot-Bijgaarden Castle, Isidoor van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Dilbeek, Belgium
  • Royal Museum of the Armed Forces & Military History, Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


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