History Series / Poirot

22nd Jun '17 7:10:46 AM Adept
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** In the original novel of ''Literature/SadCypress'', Dr Lord is as being "pleasantly ugly", having freckles and remarkably square jaws. In the adaptation, he's [[TallDarkAndHandsome played by]] Creator/PaulMcGann who has never been described as 'ugly', pleasantly or otherwise.

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** In the original novel of ''Literature/SadCypress'', Dr Lord is as being said to be "pleasantly ugly", having freckles and remarkably square jaws. In the adaptation, he's [[TallDarkAndHandsome played by]] Creator/PaulMcGann who has never been described as 'ugly', pleasantly or otherwise.
19th Jun '17 1:18:17 AM creader
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* CastingGag: Canadian actor Charles Colingwood, best known for [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Radio 4]]'s shows, including ''The Archers'', plays the BBC announcer in ''The Affair at the Victory Ball''.



* YouLookFamiliar: David Yelland, who played Laverton West in ''Murder in the Mews'', returns as Poirot's valet George for the remainder of the series from Season 10 onward.



* YouWouldntShootMe[=/=]ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Toward the end of ''The Adventure of the Cheap Flat'', [[spoiler:when a Mafia assassin attempts to kill Carla Romero and her husband for the murder of Luigi Valdarno, Poirot steps in their way and tells his colleagues that the assassin would not dare shoot him. The assassin pulls out Hastings' gun and warns him that if he takes one more step, then he is finished. Poirot acts all like "Try me!" and takes one step. The assassin prepares to shoot him and... the gun clicks a few times before he realizes that the gun has no bullets. Poirot then shows him the bullets that he had taken out of the gun earlier while he and Hastings were tracking down the assassin in the Robinsons' apartment.]]

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* YouWouldntShootMe[=/=]ItWorksBetterWithBullets: YouWouldntShootMe: Toward the end of ''The Adventure of the Cheap Flat'', [[spoiler:when a Mafia assassin attempts to kill Carla Romero and her husband for the murder of Luigi Valdarno, Poirot steps in their way and tells his colleagues that the assassin would not dare shoot him. The assassin pulls out Hastings' gun and warns him that if he takes one more step, then he is finished. Poirot acts all like "Try me!" and takes one step. The assassin prepares to shoot him and... the gun clicks a few times before he realizes that the gun has no bullets. Poirot then shows him the bullets that he had taken out of the gun earlier while he and Hastings were tracking down the assassin in the Robinsons' apartment.]]
10th Jun '17 11:34:26 AM nombretomado
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** In ''Elephants Can Remember'', the piano piece that Desmond Burton-Cox is playing is Creator/JohannSebastianBach's ''Goldberg Variations'', and the song that plays in the end credits is Music/FryderykChopin's ''Nocturne No. 7''.

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** In ''Elephants Can Remember'', the piano piece that Desmond Burton-Cox is playing is Creator/JohannSebastianBach's Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Goldberg Variations'', and the song that plays in the end credits is Music/FryderykChopin's ''Nocturne No. 7''.
6th Jun '17 5:42:11 PM FranksGirl
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** In the adaptation of ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'', Tim Allerton is strongly hinted to be gay, telling Rosalie Otterbourne she's "barking up the wrong tree" when she tries to come on to him. In the book, Tim was shown to be a Mama's boy, but still heterosexual, as he and Rosalie being in love are the reason the Poirot lets Tim off the hook for stealing the pearls.


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** The broad hint that Tim Allerton is gay and the removal of the friendships between Poirot & Tim's mother and Poirot & Rosalie Otterbourne creates a good-sized motivational plothole in the ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' adaptation. In the book, Poirot lets Tim off the hook for the theft of Linnet's pearls, as Poirot knows Rosalie Otterbourne and Tim are in love. It's established that Poirot feels sympathy for Rosalie over what she's gone through, and wants the two to be happily married. In making Tim gay, though, that removes the whole motive for Poirot to let Tim go, and worse, adds even more unneccesary cruelty to the TraumaCongaLine that Rosalie endures in the story.
6th Jun '17 5:27:17 PM FranksGirl
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** ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' omits Miss Bowers, Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie.

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** ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' omits Miss Bowers, Mr Fanthorp, Joanna Southwood, Lord Windlesham, Signor Richetti, and Linnet's maid Marie. the Karnak's engineer.
2nd Jun '17 11:54:45 PM Adept
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** In the original novel of ''Series/SadCypress'', Dr Lord is as being "pleasantly ugly", having freckles and remarkably square jaws. In the adaptation, he's [[TallDarkAndHandsome played by]] Creator/PaulMcGann who has never been described as 'ugly', pleasantly or otherwise.

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** In the original novel of ''Series/SadCypress'', ''Literature/SadCypress'', Dr Lord is as being "pleasantly ugly", having freckles and remarkably square jaws. In the adaptation, he's [[TallDarkAndHandsome played by]] Creator/PaulMcGann who has never been described as 'ugly', pleasantly or otherwise.
30th May '17 3:45:51 PM NightShade96
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** Jim Ferguson of ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' is a downplayed example. When hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]



** The Duke of Merton from ''Literature/LordEdgwareDies'' is more likeable in this adaptation, and ends up rewarding Poirot for saving him from unknowingly marrying a murderess. Downplayed [[spoiler:and subverted]] with Jane Wilkinson, who in the book is described as a blatantly selfish individual who shamelessly brags about wanting to kill her husband so that she can marry another man, and refuses to take the hint when Poirot tries to refuse her commission to "get rid" of her husband. In this adaptation, she is portrayed [[spoiler:(initially, anyway)]] as a sympathetic victim who is forced to silently endure her husband's cruelty, and her asking for Poirot's help comes across more like a desperate plea than a callous demand.


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* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
** This happens with Jim Ferguson of ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile''. When hears of Cornelia's [[spoiler:engagement, he looks genuinely brokenhearted and seems to finally realize that his behavior in trying to win her wasn't the best, and his jealous comments from the book are eliminated.]]
** ''Literature/LordEdgwareDies'':
*** The Duke of Merton is more likeable in this adaptation, and ends up rewarding Poirot for saving him from [[spoiler:unknowingly marrying a murderess.]]
*** Played straight [[spoiler:and subverted]] with Jane Wilkinson, who in the book is described as a blatantly selfish individual who shamelessly brags about wanting to kill her husband so that she can marry another man, and refuses to take the hint when Poirot tries to refuse her commission to "get rid" of her husband. In this adaptation, she is portrayed [[spoiler:(initially, anyway)]] as a sympathetic victim who is forced to silently endure her husband's cruelty, and her asking for Poirot's help comes across more like a desperate plea than a callous demand.
22nd May '17 9:44:57 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** Related to the above, earlier seasons adapted many stories in order to find roles for Captain Hastings, Miss Lemon and Inspector Japp, who didn't always appear in the original stories. ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', for instance, turns Japp into Poirot's assistant where he doesn't appear in the original novel.



*** Related to the above, earlier seasons adapted many stories in order to find roles for Captain Hastings, Miss Lemon and Inspector Japp, who didn't always appear in the original stories. ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', for instance, turns Japp into Poirot's assistant where he doesn't appear in the original novel.
3rd May '17 8:02:27 AM CunningStuntbag
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** Poirot at the conclusion of ''Murder On the Orient Express''. At first, he refuses to compromise his principles by allowing the killers to go unpunished. To which their only response is, "We tried it your way. The law failed us." With the weight of the entire Armstrong family on his shoulders, Poirot ultimately walks right past the police, letting the perpetrators off the hook.

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** Poirot at the conclusion of ''Murder On the Orient Express''. At first, he refuses to compromise his principles by allowing the killers to go unpunished.unpunished and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech delivers an angry rant]] about how [[SlipperySlopeFallacy taking the law into your own hands will plunge society back to the middle ages]]. To which their only response is, "We tried it your way. The law failed us." With the weight of the entire Armstrong family on his shoulders, Poirot ultimately walks right past the police, letting the perpetrators off the hook.
30th Mar '17 9:09:58 PM kataangluvr
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* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Gerta from ''The Hollow''. She loved her husband and she believed that he loved her, too. However, he engaged in several affairs with other women behind her back, including her friend Henrietta. On their trip to the country, she witnessed her husband having sex with his ex-fiancée. She was so devastated by the sight that she shot him.]]

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* WomanScorned: [[spoiler:Gerta [[spoiler:Gerda from ''The Hollow''. She loved her husband and she believed that he loved her, too. However, he engaged in several affairs with other women behind her back, including her friend Henrietta. On their trip to the country, she witnessed her husband having sex with his ex-fiancée. She was so devastated by the sight that she shot him.]]
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