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The Best Episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot

Every episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot!

From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.


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The best episode of "Agatha Christie's Poirot" is "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case", rated 8.6/10 from 2574 user votes. It was directed by Hettie Macdonald and written by N/A. "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" aired on 11/13/2013 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The ABC Murders".

  • Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
    8.6/10 2,574 votes

    #1 - Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

    Season 13 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-11-13

    An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer from claiming more victims.

    Director: Hettie Macdonald

    Writer: N/A

  • The ABC Murders
    8.4/10 2,784 votes

    #2 - The ABC Murders

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1992-01-05

    Beside the bodies of three murder victims lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide.

    Director: Andrew Grieve

    Writer: N/A

  • Five Little Pigs
    8.4/10 4,098 votes

    #3 - Five Little Pigs

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-12-14

    Lucy Crale hires Poirot to solve the murder of her father sixteen years before, and Poirot finds a number of possible suspects who are still alive.

    Director: Paul Unwin

    Writer: N/A

  • The Chocolate Box
    8.2/10 1,718 votes

    #4 - The Chocolate Box

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 1993-02-21

    Poirot returns to Belgium for the first time since the Great War. There he revisits a twenty-year-old murder mystery that was never officially solved.

    Director: Ken Grieve

    Writer: N/A

  • The Labours of Hercules
    8.1/10 2,232 votes

    #5 - The Labours of Hercules

    Season 13 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-11-06

    In an effort to recover his confidence after a rare professional failure, Poirot sets off for the Swiss Alps in pursuit of a missing maid.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: N/A

  • Peril at End House
    8.0/10 2,301 votes

    #6 - Peril at End House

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1990-01-07

    Poirot and Hastings take a holiday in Cornwall, looking for peace and quiet. They meet Miss Nick Buckley, who lives near their hotel at End House, and she tells Poirot she has had three near-fatal accidents in a few weeks. He then finds a bullet hole in her hat, returns with her to End House and is drawn into a complex murder investigation.....

    Director: Renny Rye

    Writer: N/A

  • Hercule Poirot's Christmas
    8.0/10 2,586 votes

    #7 - Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 1994-12-25

    Poirot's Christmas is interrupted by Simeon Lee, who believes his life is threatened. Simeon is soon killed and his diamonds stolen.

    Director: Edward Bennett

    Writer: N/A

  • Evil Under the Sun
    8.0/10 2,691 votes

    #8 - Evil Under the Sun

    Season 8 Episode 1 - Aired 2001-04-20

    After collapsing with heart problems, Hercule Poirot visits a seaside health farm on Burgh Island. While there, the flirtatious heiress Arlena Stewart is found strangled on a secluded beach.

    Director: Brian Farnham

    Writer: N/A

  • Sad Cypress
    8.0/10 2,635 votes

    #9 - Sad Cypress

    Season 9 Episode 2 - Aired 2003-12-26

    Young Elinor Carlisle, engaged to marry the dashing Roddy Winter, finds herself charged with the fatal poisoning of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. Poirot has the job of saving Elinor, but the evidence against her is overwhelming.

    Director: David Moore

    Writer: N/A

  • Death on the Nile
    8.0/10 4,157 votes

    #10 - Death on the Nile

    Season 9 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-04-12

    A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

    Director: Andy Wilson

    Writer: N/A

  • After the Funeral
    8.0/10 2,584 votes

    #11 - After the Funeral

    Season 10 Episode 3 - Aired 2006-03-26

    Hercule Poirot's solicitor, Gilbert Entwhistle, asks Poirot to help solve a riddle and a murder.

    Director: Maurice Phillips

    Writer: N/A

  • Murder on the Orient Express
    8.0/10 4,992 votes

    #12 - Murder on the Orient Express

    Season 12 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-12-25

    On the Orient Express from Istanbul, a ruthless American businessman is found dead. Poirot investigates and makes a life-changing decision.

    Director: Philip Martin

    Writer: N/A

  • Elephants Can Remember
    8.0/10 2,255 votes

    #13 - Elephants Can Remember

    Season 13 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-06-09

    Poirot investigates a strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist. Ariadne Oliver is pressed to try and uncover the truth behind two decade-old deaths. They soon find out that their separate investigations are linked and work together to try and solve the mystery.

    Director: John Strickland

    Writer: N/A

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?
    7.9/10 2,318 votes

    #14 - How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1991-01-06

    Suggestions of a Communist conspiracy cast suspicion on a murdered woman's Russian servant. Meanwhile, Poirot has a rose named after him, and a ceremony at the Chelsea Flower Show makes him the centre of attention. Hastings receives a packet of seeds and develops hay fever.

    Director: Brian Farnham

    Writer: N/A

  • Dumb Witness
    7.9/10 2,085 votes

    #15 - Dumb Witness

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 1997-03-16

    Poirot and Hastings are at Lake Windermere for an attempt on the world speed-boat record. An elderly widow is hurt by falling down stairs, then later killed by poisoning with phosphorus.

    Director: Edward Bennett

    Writer: N/A

  • Lord Edgware Dies
    7.9/10 2,210 votes

    #16 - Lord Edgware Dies

    Season 7 Episode 2 - Aired 2000-02-19

    Lady Edgware has a dilemma in that her husband has consistently refused to give her a divorce. She asks Hercule Poirot to visit the man and see if there is any possibility of convincing him. When Lord Edgware is found dead, there is no great surprise, but there are a good number of suspects.

    Director: Brian Farnham

    Writer: N/A

  • Cat Among the Pigeons
    7.9/10 2,229 votes

    #17 - Cat Among the Pigeons

    Season 11 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-09-21

    Poirot finds a connection between a recent murder and a revolution in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Ramat.

    Director: James Kent

    Writer: N/A

  • The Clocks
    7.9/10 2,224 votes

    #18 - The Clocks

    Season 12 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-12-26

    Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution.

    Director: Charlie Palmer

    Writer: N/A

  • Dead Man's Folly
    7.9/10 2,006 votes

    #19 - Dead Man's Folly

    Season 13 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-30

    Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fête, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fête, the girl playing her murder victim winds up well and truly murdered.

    Director: Tom Vaughan

    Writer: N/A

  • The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
    7.8/10 1,663 votes

    #20 - The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1990-02-04

    Matthew Davenheim, a rich banker, disappears on a walk from his country house to the village post office, and Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard is put onto the case. Poirot, who has developed an interest in conjuring tricks, bets Japp five pounds that he can solve the mystery without leaving his apartment.

    Director: Andrew Grieve

    Writer: N/A

  • Death in the Clouds
    7.8/10 2,050 votes

    #21 - Death in the Clouds

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 1992-01-12

    On an airplane, flying from Paris to London, one of the passengers is killed by a poison dart while Poirot sleeps.

    Director: Stephen Whittaker

    Writer: N/A

  • The Yellow Iris
    7.8/10 1,519 votes

    #22 - The Yellow Iris

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 1993-01-31

    Friends and family gather at a dinner party to mark the second anniversary of a woman's death. Meanwhile, Poirot is caught up in a coup d'etat and arrested as a spy, which prevents him from solving a murder at a French restaurant owned by an Italian in Buenos Aires.

    Director: Peter Barber-Fleming

    Writer: N/A

  • Murder on the Links
    7.8/10 2,081 votes

    #23 - Murder on the Links

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 1996-02-11

    Poirot and Hastings are on holiday in Deauville and receive a visit from Paul Renauld, who believes he's being cheated by Chileans. Renauld is kidnapped and his body is later found buried in a new golf bunker. French detective Giraud unwisely challenges Poirot to catch the killer before he can.

    Director: Andrew Grieve

    Writer: N/A

  • Hallowe'en Party
    7.8/10 2,314 votes

    #24 - Hallowe'en Party

    Season 12 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-10-27

    Novelist Ariadne Oliver calls in her old friend Poirot to investigate a drowning at a Hallowe'en party

    Director: Charlie Palmer

    Writer: N/A

  • The Dream
    7.7/10 1,763 votes

    #25 - The Dream

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1989-03-19

    Millionaire business man Benedict Farley, a well known eccentric, consults Poirot about bad dreams he has been having. Mr. Farley has dreamed repeatedly of killing himself. Sadly, he does not follow Poirot's advice. When Farley is found dead, Poirot fails to believe that it is suicide and suspects a murder plot relying on hypnosis.

    Director: Edward Bennett

    Writer: N/A