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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.

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