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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

Synopsis
Television detective series based on Agatha Christie’s stories featuring the Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. The story concerns a powerful financier who commits bigamy and, together with his actress first wife, commits a succession of murders to conceal the fact , with the wife disguising herself as several women. The television version begins in India in 1921 with the closing moments of a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, emphasising mask and Beatrice’s lines about being deceived by Hero, Margaret and Ursula. At the close, as Poirot sums up, there is a flashback to the performance, this time stressing Hero’s lines ‘And when I lived, I was your other wife/And when you loved, you were my other husband’ (V,iv, 60-61). [With acknowledgment to Susanne Greenhalgh for providing the synopsis].
Series
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United Kingdom
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
19 Jan 1992 at 19:45 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Ross Devenish
Producer
Brian Eastman
Writer
Agatha Christie; Clive Exton
Cast
Christopher EcclestonFrank Carter
David SuchetHercule Poirot
Joanna Phillips-LaneGerda/Helen
Peter BlytheBlunt
Philip JacksonInspector Japp

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Much Ado About Nothing
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Notes

Notes
Available on DVD (region 2) in the UK as part of the AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: COMPLETE COLLECTION and in the US (region 1)as part of POIROT: MOVIE COLLECTION.

Production Company

Name

London Weekend Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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