I am a great Christie fan, I have probably read all the stories she wrote and nearly all of her plays (apart from 2, which I still need to get, and yes I do have the script of 'The Mousetrap'). I remember when these first appeared on tv, so it is great to be able to sit back, relax and watch them all over again. If you never have never watched them before, these episodes are shorter than the ones that were shown last on tv, this is because they were originally using the short stories. As these stories, as originally written are basic mysteries this was an ideal place to start with, and thus build up the characters. Indeed I find it impossible to read any of the stories now and not immediately imagine David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, and Philip Jackson in their roles.
On this four disc set you have The Adventure of the Clapham Cook, Murder in the Mews, The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, The Third Floor Flat, Triangle at Rhodes, Problem at Sea, The Incredible Theft, The King of Clubs, The Dream, Peril at End House, The Veiled Lady and, The Lost Mine. In all that is thirteen episodes, and although there are no extras here there are subtitles available for those who need them.
David Suchet is the definitive Poirot, and Hugh Fraser really makes a proper formed character out of Hastings, so much so that when my dad saw some of this disc set he couldn't stop going on about Hastings, rather than Poirot. An ideal present for any Christie fan (unless they already have it) there are also other colections available on this site.