October 28, 2021

Literature Journal

World literature news

End of Hercule Poirot: the television series ends after 25 years and 70 episodes

By Maxime Bourdeau

TELEVISION – It had been almost 25 years that he lent his features to the most famous Belgian detectives . David Suchet, 67, has just appeared for the very last time on British screens as Hercule Poirot.
Between January 1989 and November 2013, a total of 70 episodes – spread over 13 seasons – were produced. Broadcast at home on France 2 then TMC (to which there are still some unreleased), these episodes have all been adapted from novels and short stories written by Agatha Chrisite.
Entitled Hercule Poirot Leaves the Stage , the detective’s last televised adventure which has just been broadcast across the Channel, is adapted from the novel of the same name, the final opus of the literary series published in 1975 .

But that the fans do not despair. However, this is not the end of Hercule Poirot. The Belgian detective, created in 1920, will indeed come back to life in a novel written by British author Sophie Hannah “with the full approval of the family” of Agatha Christie. The first of what is shaping up to be a series.