Written by Agatha Christie
Read by John Moffatt, Full Cast
The almost complete BBC Radio collection of Hercule Poirot adaptations.
All but the first two of the stories star John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
In The Mystery of the Blue Train, Maurice Denham is Poirot & Peter Sallis takes over in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas.
I’m missing only one story, Dumb Witness. For some reason it never gets repeated. I’ve found downloadable copies doing the rounds, but they’ve either been mono or very low bitrate with poor sound quality so I haven’t included it here.
All the stories are encoded by me from the highest quality iPlayer streams with just two exceptions.
Appointment with Death & After the Funeral I recorded over 15 years ago before the iPlayer (BBC Sounds) was a thing. Back then the highest quality source for stereo BBC Radio 7 (as it was then) was a Freeview TV PVR for mp2 at 160kbps.
These two programmes therefore sound a bit mushy in comparison. Nothing horrible, think Audible’s 22.5khz 64kbps files and you’ll understand what these two are like.
I have numbered these roughly in publication order.
Broadcast order follows:-
1. The Mystery of the Blue Train 1985 (starring Maurice Denham as Poirot)
2. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas 1986 (starring Peter Sallis as Poirot)
3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1987
4. Murder on the Links 1990
5. Lord Edgware Dies 1992
6. Sad Cypress 1992
7. Murder on the Orient Express 1992
8. Hallowe’en Party 1993
9. Five Little Pigs 1994
10. Murder in Mesopotamia 1994
11. Death on the Nile 1997
12. Evil Under the Sun 1998
13. After the Funeral 1999
14. The A.B.C. Murders 2000
15. Peril at End House 2000
16. Appointment with Death 2001
17. Cards on the Table 2002
18. Three Act Tragedy 2002
19. Death in the Clouds 2003
20. Taken at the Flood 2003
21. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe 2004
22. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding 2004
23. The Mysterious Affair at Styles 2005
24. Elephants Can Remember 2006
25. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead 2006
26. Dumb Witness 2006 (not included)
27. Dead Man’s Folly 2007