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Mystery Christie, A
Oliver La Farge - Adult
Mystery Christie, A
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....
Thirteen years after Caroline Crale was executed for murdering her husband, Lucy Crale asks Poirot to prove her mother's innocence.
When a jury convicts James Bentley for the murder of his landlady, even the police superintendent believes they've got the wrong man. At the superintendent's behest, Hercule Poirot begins a search for new evidence. He bumps into an old friend, mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver, who lends her woman's intuition to the investigation.
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.
Poirot makes the acquaintance of a mysterious man who invites him to a dinner party-only for his host to wind up dead during a bridge game.
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.
7) Cruel Train
Based on Emile Zola's 'La Bete Humaine', this stylish film noir is set in Britain during the Blitz. Ruben Roberts discovers he owes everything - job and home - to the sexual favors forced upon his wife by her rich and powerful godfather. Assisted by his wife, Ruben murders him on the Brighton Express. A witness has to be silenced...
Mrs. Hurtle coolly confirms that her relationship with Paul is not over, and Hetta decides she can never see him again. Meanwhile, Melmotte is besieged by creditors.
In this major two-part documentary series produced for the BBC, Suchet travels from Peter's humble Galilean birthplace to Jerusalem, where a terrified Peter denies his beloved friend and teacher on the eve of the crucifixion. Encounter Peter's miraculous post-resurrection transformation, discover the role Peter played in keeping the early church from splintering, and explore the question, what happened to Peter after he mysteriously vanished from...
The mysterious affair at Styles: Poirot and Hastings tackle their first case together when a wealthy old woman is poisoned. Dead man's folly: Fiction turns to fact when a girl is killed at a "murder hunt" devised by crime writer Ariadne Oliver, who calls upon Poirot to help. The mirror crack'd from side to side: Miss Marple ponders a cast of suspicious characters when a villager dies at a party hosted by a movie star. A Caribbean mystery: After...
The fourth segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this final episode, the primal exercise of negotiation and opportunism is explicated as 12 prisoners and guards band together to form a new and balanced society. Mere hours later, faced with an inability to enforce the commune rules, four...
The third segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In segment three, as time creeps by, the exercise of reward and punishment and the friction of social inequality within the microsociety of prison take their toll, fraying nerves among the prisoners and generating anxiety among the guards. In...
The second segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. This second segment presents a profile of the psychology of leadership, as a new prisoner joins the group in lockup, a master set of the guards' keys is stolen, and the two most forceful prisoners go head to head in a struggle for authority....
The first segment in a 4 part series updating the controversial 1971 Stanford prison experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's inquiry into the power of social situations to distort identity and erode moral behavior. In this first segment there are five guards, nine prisoners ... until one changes sides. In this study in elemental power politics, the prisoners work to undermine the guards' authority; the most powerful prisoner is sentenced to solitary confinement,...
Poirot travels from Istanbul to London on the famed Orient Express, and is embroiled in the murder of a wealthy businessman when the train becomes snowbound. Also includes special features.
Partners in crime. The secret adversary: In this sparkling adaptation, charming crime-solvers Tommy and Tuppenece Beresford stumble into spy craft while seraching for a missing woman in Cold War-era Britain. Ordeal by innocence: Miss Marple is drawn into the Argyle family's tragic history when she visits for a wedding and realizes a murderer is in their midst. The hollow: Invited for a weekend in the country with the Angkatell clan, Poirot untangles...
Agatha Christie's astute Belgian detective is on the case in these four feature-length mysteries from the hit series. Beautifully remastered, these definitive adaptations capture the unrivalled elegance of the Art Deco era.
18) Being Poirot
After 25 years playing one of television's most beloved characters, David Suchet explores why fans have always gravitated towards the great Hercule Poirot. Suchet shares his experience of portraying the iconic detective as camera crews follow his preparations and join him on set for the final, emotional days of filming. He also returns to Agatha Christie's summer home in Devon--where he met the author's family after first being cast as Poirot--and...
19) Poirot: Series 7
Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian detective returns in these two feature-length mysteries from the hit series. Set amid the unparalleled elegance of the Art Deco era, these beautifully remastered adaptations star David Suchet as the peerless Hercule Poirot. With a little help from his friends, Captain Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp, and Miss Lemon, Poirot unravels the most tangled cases with flair and finesse.
20) Richard II
Oliver La Farge - Media
DVD 822.33 Ric
Southside - Media
DVD 822.33 Ric
King Richard , a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people's welfare, is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. In an act that will spell doom for his reign, he banished both men, and sets into motion a chain of events that will change British history forever.