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The Plymouth Express is the fourth episode of series 3 of the ITV British television drama series Agatha Christie's Poirot featuring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, first broadcast on 20 January 1991 in the UK. The episode is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie short story of the same name and was directed by Andrew Piddington with dramatisation by Rod Beacham.


Australian mining entrepreneur Gordon Halliday hires Poirot to look into the activities of one of his daughter's suitors. His daughter is later found brutally murdered aboard the express train to Plymouth, some valuable jewels of hers missing.

The TV adaptation is fairly faithful to main premise of the original story.

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Filming Locations[]

  • Du Cane Court, Balham, London - Halliday's residence
  • Paragon Train Station, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Adelphi Building, 1-10 John Adam Street, London - hotel of Comte de la Rochefour
  • Bluebell Railway - (Horsted Keynes Station), Haywards Heath - Poirot & Hastings speak to the paper boy at the train station
  • Surrey Steps and Strand Lane, Aldwych - Poirot, Hastings and Japp walk down Surrey Steps. Poirot then turns right and goes along Strand Lane. McKenzie's shop is located under the part when a building arches over the lane.


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