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on 5 May 2007
This TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's 'Dumb Witness' is not absolutely faithful to the book, and perhaps, given the fairly large cast of characters and plot twists that had to be fitted into just under two hours, that is understandable and acceptable. It's probably fair to say Christie would have approved of this hugely enjoyable adaptation of one of her best tales.

We lose one or two characters (Theresa's fiance is an instance), and the timid Miss Lawson is smartened up a bit and given a gentleman admirer, but the essence of the book is captured - including the wonderful English-spinster dottiness of the Tripp sisters and their seances.

The cast are terrific, and David Suchet really is the definitive Poirot. He brings to the role a Chaplin-esque quality that no other portrayers of the sleuth have done.

This really is the Golden Age of crime fiction, televised at its best.
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VINE VOICEon 9 November 2004
If you have enjoyed the series on TV this is a good one to buy. The story centres around the mysterious death of a wealthy old woman; mysterious because her scrounging relatives have been written out of her new will so why kill her now? Set in the Lake District the scenery is lovely, and the two leads (Hugh Fraser and David Suchet) are as amusing as ever. The main draw, however, is the touching double act between Poirot and Bob the 'Fox Terror' (as Poirot calls him) who is the only witness to the crime. Brilliant acting from both.
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on 14 February 2015
The basic story is the same one as Agatha Christie wrote - the murderer remains the same (unlike some other adaptations!) and the characters are recognizable; just the scenery has changed and a few bits and pieces. So it's fairly faithful and consequently, I thought, well worth watching. I'd recommend it to Agatha Christie die hards and also to those (like my husband) who has never read one of her books. Brilliant acting, as usual.
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on 5 July 2014
I just love the dog in this one and poirot's affection for it. I have this one in my collection but bought this particular one for my sister who is also a poirot fan. I am sure she will like it as much as I do. I haven't come across it in the stores so was pleased to find it on amazon.
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on 8 May 2009
A classic Poirot, lots of humour and drama. The dog is a superb actor and I think he deserved an Oscar.
I can watch this again and again and not get tired of it.
Buy it!
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on 5 January 2010
Excellent service, DVD received within a week and much better to watch without the commercial breaks, thank you
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on 18 August 2016
Quality of product excellent. Delivery service very good.
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on 11 August 2016
No problem good disc & delivery.
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on 13 March 2015
Very happy and on time
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on 4 November 2015
Poirot at his best!
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