When the death card is drawn, he pays no attention, but the appearance of an old flame at The Hollow seems to be the final link in a chain of fatal circumstances. Hampton Estate, Seale, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Still, cold duck can be quite nice. John Christow, a successful doctor and researcher, is already having an affair with Henrietta Savernake, a talented sculptor and, as is demonstrated by what follows, brilliant improviser. It seems everyone in the drama is a suspect – and each a victim of love. Gerda herself accidentally drinks the poisoned tea, escaping earthly justice. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Elsie Patterson, TV Guide ranks Peak TV's finest offerings, Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Then a game of murder turns into the real thing, when Christow is shot dead by the swimming pool. Title: Poirot is spending a week-end with the Angkatells, at their country house called. Ignoring her daughter Rosalind's protests, Agatha Christie decided to adapt The Hollow for stage, affectionately describing Rosalind as having “the valuable role in life of eternally trying to discourage me without success”. During the course of the novel, Edward realises that Henrietta is not anymore the Henrietta he used to love and begins to stop seeing Midge as "little Midge". Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Agatha Christie Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. BritBox, ITV and the BBC’s joint streaming service, has acquired the rights to the largest overall collection of Agatha Christie adaptations, spanning films, TV series, and audio plays of the… (26 Sep 2004). Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW, 20 Scary Movie Recommendations for Every Kind of Horror Creep to Watch on Halloween, The Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch on Amazon Prime Video in November, What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Rankings on October 21. He has always remembered with nostalgia an early love, Veronica Cray, who suddenly appears in the house on Saturday night asking to borrow a box of matches. View production, box office, & company info. Lucy Angkatell invited Hercule Poirot to lunch. Inspector Grange, Jamie de Corcey Good double-bluff surprise. More about this story. What Poirot finds however is that the evidence equally implicates everyone just a little too equally for it all to be just by chance. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of The Hollow with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com The Hollow - Play. It was originally published in the US as Murder after Hours. Henrietta, who says that John asked her to help Gerda when he said her name, destroys the evidence of the first weapon instinctively, and later goes back and retrieves the second weapon. While spending the weekend at his cottage outside London, Hercule Poirot is invited to dinner by Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. The Hollow is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United States by Dodd, Mead & Co. in 1946 and in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in November of the same year. Gerda Christow is found holding the gun, but was she set up? Leaving immediately after dinner, he returns the next day to find that a weekend guest, John Christo, has been shot dead. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. The US edition retailed at $2.50 and the UK edition at eight shillings and sixpence (8/6). List of Agatha Christie's Poirot episodes. ", Robert Barnard: "Notable specimen, with more complex characterization than usual, and occasionally rising to wit (especially on the subject of cooking). His late arrival, jarring, given the established atmosphere, led Christie to claim in her Autobiography that she "ruined [her own novel] by the introduction of Poirot". Lady Lucy Angkatell, Edward Hardwicke While not the best Poirot, The Hollow is a rock solid adaptation, and is remarkably true to the book. Lady Lucy Angkatell, Edward Hardwicke Leaving immediately after dinner, he returns the next day to find that a weekend guest, John Christo, has been shot dead. Thrills, chills, and everything in between, All the information you need to tune in for the next and last debate, The haves-versus-have-nots element of this twisty drama is accidentally intense. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Suddenly, with a terrific shock, with that feeling as of blurring on a cinematograph screen before the picture comes to focus, Hercule Poirot realised that this artificially set scene had a point of reality. A Murder is Announced First Edition Cover 1950.jpg, The Murder at the Vicarage First Edition Cover 1930.jpg, The Pale Horse First Edition Cover 1961.jpg, Endless Night First Edition Cover 1967.jpg, $(KGrHqF,!rcE rmghkkpBQBYv)0!yQ~~60 57.jpg, https://agathachristie.fandom.com/wiki/The_Hollow?oldid=32110, 1946, Dodd Mead and Company (New York), 1946, Hardback, 279 pp, 1946, Collins Crime Club (London), November 1946, Hardback, 256 pp, 1948, Pocket Books (New York), Paperback (Pocket number 485), 1950, Pan Books, Paperback, 239 pp (Pan number 119), 1974, Ulverscroft Large-print Edition, Hardcover, 431 pp ISBN 0-85456-301-6. Looking for something to watch? "Poirot" The Hollow (TV Episode 2004) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The next day, Poirot arrives at the house to witness a scene that seems strangely staged. Leaving the hospital, she reflects that there is no happy end for her, but she resolves to embark on a sculpture of herself as "Grief". The character of David Angkateel and some details are omitted; for example, the drawing of the card representing death. Some changes were made to the narrative, but overall it remained fairly true to the novel. With all the evidence apparently destroyed, the family believe that they have saved Gerda, but there is one final clue: the holster in which the murder weapon was kept. Was this review helpful to you? © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. It was adapted for TV in 2004 and starred David Suchet. Christie adapted the book into a highly successful stage play in 1951 but omitted Poirot from the narrative. Poirot stumbles on the murder scene of philandering Dr Christow in a country house as his wife standing next to him with a revolver in her hand. She hides it in a clay sculpture of a horse in her workshop, then gets it handled by a blind match-seller, and places it in Poirot's hedge. In 2004, the novel was broadcast as a television movie featuring David Suchet as Poirot, Sarah Miles as Lady Angkatell, Megan Dodds as Henrietta Savernake, Jonathan Cake as John Christow, Lysette Anthony as Veronica Cray and Edward Fox as Gudgeon, as part of the series Agatha Christie's Poirot. Poirot stumbles on the murder scene of philandering Dr Christow in a country house as his wife standing next to him with a revolver in her hand. Written by Maurice Richardson, in the 1 December 1946 issue of The Observer wrote: "Agatha Christie has staged, against her smartest, most hyperemotional background so far, the shooting of a philandering doctor. With David Suchet, Jonathan Cake, Megan Dodds, Sarah Miles. On the morning that he and his downtrodden wife, Gerda, are due to travel down to the country to weekend with friends, Dr John Christow, a successful physician and leading researcher, allows his little daughter to tell his fortune with cards. The Hollow is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1946 and in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in November of the same year. The novel is a fine example of a "country house mystery" and was the first of her novels in four years to feature Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot—one of the longest gaps in the entire series. The acting is excellent as per usual, David Suchet is impeccable as the eccentric Poirot, while Megan Dodds is breathtakingly-beautiful as Henrietta, Jonathan Cake is suitably loathsome as John Cristow and Sherlock Holmes's Edward Hardwicke is an inspired piece of casting as Sir Henry. A paperback edition in the US by Dell Books in 1954 changed the title to Murder after Hours. garykmcd, I hadn't read the book for a couple of months prior to seeing this, but while I enjoyed it I never considered it a favourite. The Hollow is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United States by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1946 and in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in November of the same year. John's last word, in a note of urgent appeal, is "Henrietta". Frances Simms, Theresa Churcher Henrietta Savernake, Tom Georgeson Watch Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 9, Episode 4 - The Hollow: Poirot is spending a week-end with the Angkatells, at their country house called The Hollow. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Henrietta ends the story by visiting in hospital one of John's patients who now has little hope of a cure but still shows a resilient spirit. First published as a novel in the US in 1946 by Dodd, Mead and Company, The Hollow remains an example of classic Christie: a gathering of guests at a country house is disturbed by a sudden death and luckily Poirot is in attendance. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. None of the witnesses has actually seen Gerda shoot John, and it seems difficult to build a case against any of the other potential suspects. Poirot will surely outwit the murderer. Lady Angkatell. Poor Poirot! One reviewer described it as “ingenious entertainment”. “The Hollow is a ''who's going to get it'' that quickly turns into a ''whodunnit.' Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween? They know in fact that Gerda is indeed the murderess, and are attempting to avoid her imprisonment. This FAQ is empty. Christie, who often admitted that she did not like Poirot (a fact parodied by her recurring novelist character Ariadne Oliver), particularly disliked his appearance in this novel. Sir Henry Angkatell asks Poirot (how could he do anything else?) While spending the weekend at his cottage outside London, Hercule Poirot is invited to dinner by Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. The US edition retailed at $2.50 and the UK edition at eight shillings and sixpence (8/6). Gerda Christow is standing with a gun in her hand above the body of John, who is bleeding into the swimming pool. It seems cut and dried that Gerda is the murderess, but in taking the revolver from her hand Henrietta apparently fumbles and drops it into the swimming pool, destroying any evidence. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! The adaptation is exquisite to watch with terrific production values, and the music is a nice touch. Elsie Patterson. Meanwhile, Lady Angkatell is match-making between Henrietta and Edward Angkatell, to the distress of Midge, who loves Edward. Standing, seemingly transfixed, are Lucy, Henrietta, and Edward, a cousin of Lucy. First published as a novel in the US in 1946 by Dodd, Mead and Company, The Hollow remains an example of classic Christie: a gathering of guests at a country house is disturbed by a sudden death and luckily Poirot is in attendance.

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