Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 1

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Agatha Christie's Poirot
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Season 1 DVD Cover
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel ITV
Creator Agatha Christie (original stories)
Clive Exton
Genre Detective
Broadcast 1989
No. of Episodes 10
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hercule Poirot David Suchet
Captain Arthur Hastings Hugh Fraser
Chief Inspector James Japp Philip Jackson
Miss Felicity Lemon Pauline Moran



First season of Agatha Christie's Poirot contains 10 episodes: "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", and "The Dream", all adapted from short stories.

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot:


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Contents


Revolvers

Unidentified revolver

Donovan Bailey (Nicholas Pritchard) holds a revolver in "The Third Floor Flat" (S01E05). The gun is seen only from the muzzle and is hard to be identified. The size of the muzzle and chambers allow to guess that it's a small caliber weapon. There is a possibility that it's the same gun that is used in "The Dream" (S01E10) (see below).

Donovan Bailey holds a smoking revolver after the murder.

Colt compact revolver

In "The Dream" (S01E10) a compact revolver is seen in hands of Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) who then gives it to Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser). The revolver is some Colt model; Colt New Pocket seems to be a good guess.

For comparison: Colt New Pocket - .32 Colt
Poirot holds the revolver that belonged to now-dead Benedict Farley.
He hands the gun to Hastings. Colt logo can be seen on the grip.
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Hastings examines the revolver.
Hastings holds the revolver.
The muzzle is seen.
Hastings holds the revolver.
Hastings holds the revolver.
Hastings aims.

Pistols

MAB Mode A

In "Murder in the Mews" (S01E02) a nickel plated with pearl grips MAB Model A pocket pistol is seen in dead hand of Mrs Barbara Allen (uncredited) who is supposed to commit suicide.

MAB Model A Type II - .25 ACP
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Barbara Allen lays dead with a pocket pistol in her hand. The typical shape of the grips and the position of safety match MAB Model A.
Mrs Allen's housemate Miss Jane Plenderleith (Juliette Mole) takes the pistol and cleans fingerprints.
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Jane Plenderleith puts the pistol back in Barbara Allen's hand.

Various handguns

Italian carabiniers on Rodos carry holstered handguns. The shape of most holsters allow to guess that Beretta pistols, like Beretta M1934, are inside, but it's only a guess.

A carabinier carries a pistol in holster.
A carabinier at the background carries a pistol in holster.
An Italian military or police motorcyclist carries a revolver holster.

Rifles

Bolt action rifle

A bolt action sporting or hunting rifle is briefly seen in the Scotland Yard laboratory in "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" (S01E04).

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Chief Inspector Japp shows the laboratory to Hercule Poirot. A forensic expert examines the rifle, seen at the left.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

Italian soldiers and carabiniers on Rodos (the island belonged to Italy during Interbellum) carry Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines in "Triangle at Rhodes" (S01E06).

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A soldier at the left carries an M91/30 carbine, identified due to its typical folding bayonet.
Another view of the scene. The second soldier also carries a long gun but only a buttstock is seen.
Italian soldiers on rest. A carbine leans against the table.
A carabinier at the background holds a carbine.
Soldiers with carbines on patrol.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

In "Problem at Sea" (S01E07) Captain Arthur Hastings (Hugh Fraser) uses a Double Barreled Shotgun for skeet shooting.

Hastings readies...
...and fires.
He holds the shotgun.
He opens the shotgun.

Autocannons

Hispano Mk II

Spitfire IX that appears in "The Incredible Theft" (S01E08) in the "role" of a brand new fighter aircraft is armed with two Hispano Mk II autocannons.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20?110mm
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The wing mounted guns are seen.

Trivia

The plot item in "The Incredible Theft" (S01E08) is a brand new fighter aircraft - a prototype for Spitfire, nicknamed "Mayfield's Hawk". Spitfire IX appears in the episode in this "role".

The airplane prepares for flight.
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The airplane in flight.

See Also

Agatha Christie's Poirot
Season 1 (1989)  •  Season 2 (1990)  •  The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1990)  •  Season 3 (1990-1991)  •  Season 4 (1992)  •  Season 5 (1992)  •  Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994)  •  Murder on the Links (1996)  •  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000)  •  Evil Under the Sun (2001)  •  Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)  •  Five Little Pigs (2003)  •  Death on the Nile (2004)  •  The Hollow (2004)  •  Cards on the Table (2006)  •  After the Funeral (2006)  •  Taken at the Flood (2006)  •  Cat Among the Pigeons (2008)  •  Third Girl (2008)  •  Murder on the Orient Express (2010)  •  The Clocks (2011)  •  Elephants Can Remember (2013)  •  The Big Four (2013)  •  Dead Man's Folly (2013)  •  The Labours of Hercules (2013)  •  Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013)



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