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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Hercule Poirot XI: The Clocks

David Suchet returns as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in three mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie.
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David Suchet returns as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in three mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie.

Airs Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at 9 p.m. on KPB TV

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot's "little grey cells" are hard at work again in Series XI of Hercule Poirot on MASTERPIECE.

Clues, clocks and cocktails abound in the trio of episodes featured in the 2011 season — "The Clocks" (repeats Dec. 29, 2019 at 9 p.m.), "Hallowe'en Party" (repeats Oct. 31, 2019 at 9 p.m.) and "Three Act Tragedy" (repeats Dec. 29, 2019 at 10:30 p.m.).

David Suchet revisits his signature role as Agatha Christie's super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled mustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard.

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This adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel also features Martin Shaw as Sir Charles Cartwright and Art Malik (UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS) as Sir Bartholomew Strange.

On "The Clocks," lovely young stenographer, Sheila Webb, is greeted at a job not by her client but by an eerie assembly of clocks all frozen at the precise same moment in time and, behind the couch where she sits waiting, a corpse.

Preview: Masterpiece Mystery! Hercule Poirot XI: The Clocks

Horrified, she scrambles screaming into the street, straight into the arms of Naval Lieutenant Colin Race.

In Race, she finds a protector who takes her story to Hercule Poirot, and together they set about exonerating her, all the while trying to unearth a German mole who masterminded Race's botched spy mission at Dover Castle.

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But when a second murder is discovered, the mystery becomes more "dagger" than "cloak" and the evidence mounts against Sheila.

Faced with enduring a pint of beer, the rubbing of cats against his legs, and being mistaken for a Frenchman, will Poirot prevail in revealing the killer and the mole?

This series originally aired in 2011 - episodes are not available to stream on demand.

Preview: Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot XI: Hallowe'en Party
Preview: Masterpiece Mystery! Hercule Poirot XI: The Clocks

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