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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable play, 31 Oct 2002
It seems that, though BBC TV are rapidly desappearing down the tubes, Radio 4 can still come up with the goods. That said, this is not the best Poirot story in their repatoire, although it's enjoyable all the same. The ending is ludicrous, but surprsing (the fault of Agatha Christie not of the writer) and it doesn't do such a good job of evoking the Middle Eastern setting as the wonderful adaptation of Murder in Mesapotamia did. Also, some of the acting is a little dodgy, most notably John Woodnut, who is miscast as Colonel Carbury.
That said, if you want to be transported to a world of mysterious old monuments and murder in the desert for an hour and a half, you could do much worse… Read more
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder In Mesopotamia [V&hellip <b>VHS</b> ~ David Suchet
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm..., 31 Oct 2002
Right. Well. THe first new Poirot in two years and it's based on one of my favourite Christie novels. So far so good. Unfortunately, the writers have once again felt the need to "improve" on the original source. They've all but removed the character of Nurse Letheran (the most interesting character in the novel other than Poirot himself) and given most of her lines to Hastings (who isn't actually in the original book). Some of the acting is a little dodgy too (the actor who plays Father Lavingy, for instance).
That said, it's not so much of a mess as it could have been. The team that ruined The Murder of Roger Achroyd two years ago haven't actually ruined this. Some of the performances… Read more

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