Hercule Poirot (Radio, TV)

43 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326 ratings

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised) Publisher's Summary

This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium.

Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Even so, the tragic murder which occurs is not expected. The entire family is drawn into the case but with their reluctant permission, Hastings calls upon the services of the diminutive Belgian. Thus begins one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of crime.

John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot, Simon Williams as Captain Hastings and Philip Jackson as Detective Inspector Japp, who already has reason to be indebted to the distinguished and unique hero of so many mysteries.

A destroyed will, a shattered coffee cup, an old envelope - such are the seemingly unrelated details surrounding the murder of Mrs Inglethorp, mistress of Styles Court. With a thoroughness that is to become legendary, Hercule Poirot, the methodical little Belgian, begins his first - and perhaps most fascinating - investigation.

Cast includes Philip Jackson, Nicola McAuliffe and Simon Williams.

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  • Book 1

    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Nicola McAuliffe, Philip Jackson, Simon Williams, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    This is the very first Poirot/Hastings story. Set in 1916, we meet Captain Hastings as he is invalided out of the Great War and goes to convalesce at Styles Court, the family home of his great friend, John Cavendish. By an extraordinary coincidence, billeted in the village is a brilliant little retired detective with an egg-shaped head, who made a considerable impression on the Captain when he was in Belgium. Styles is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well done

    • By Claster on 09-04-11

    Regular price: $15.49

  • Book 2

    • Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love hasting.

    • By D. H. Saisa on 06-12-16

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  • Book 3

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    • Poirot Investigates

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  • Book 4

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mrs Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King's Abbot are suspicious. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book- my favorite drama

    • By DARBY KERN on 01-01-15

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  • Book 5

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    • The Under Dog

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  • Book 6

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    • The Big Four

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  • Book 7

    • The Mystery of the Blue Train (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Maurice Denhham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    A millionaire strikes a deal on the seedier side of Paris and a priceless cache of rubies becomes destined for his beloved daughter Rachel. Two days later Rachel is dead - murdered on a train on her way to the Riviera to meet her scoundrel lover: a mysterious, dark man. The suspects line up... only master slueth Hercule Poirot can unravel the mystery and find the truth. Maurice Denhham stars as the great Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story... different Poirot than usual

    • By Karen on 07-01-12

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  • Book 8

    • Peril at End House (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective. Hercule Poirot and his good friend Captain Hastings are enjoying a well-deserved break on the Cornish Riviera, in the idyllic village of St Loo. Wandering along the terrace of the Hotel Majestic on the first morning of their stay, Poirot literally falls at the feet of a pretty, dark-haired girl and, much to Hastings’ delight, insists that she join them for a cocktail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun Poirot mystery

    • By Ursula on 11-25-11

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  • Book 9

    • Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    ‘Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I’ve just got to get rid of my husband!’ No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware’s husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim’s life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Most Lively Christie I Have Read

    • By EAlex on 01-26-18

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  • Book 10

    • Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top performance of a classic story

    • By Paul on 08-20-12

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  • Book 11

    • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous acting

    • By Amy B on 07-11-15

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  • Book 12

    • Death in the Clouds (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of an Agatha Christie story. On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause - and, perhaps rather too conveniently, a blow pipe is discovered stuffed down the back of his seat. Clearly the murder can only have been committed by one of the passengers or crew on the plane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Christie

    • By DJDecca on 05-17-14

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  • Book 13

    • The A.B.C. Murders (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Simon Williams, Philip Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective with Simon Williams and Philip Jackson. Alice Ascher, a poor, elderly shopkeeper, is murdered in Andover. Betty Barnard, a young waitress, is strangled with her own belt at Bexhill-on-Sea. Next comes Carmichael Clarke, collector of Chinese art, clubbed to death in Churston. Only in Doncaster does the pattern vary: the man found stabbed in the Regal Cinema is called George Earsfield.

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  • Book 14

    • Murder in Mesopotamia (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation. Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compulsive listening

    • By Lidia L. on 11-20-10

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  • Book 15

    • Cards on the Table (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Stephanie Cole, Donald Sinden
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot with Stephanie Cole and Donald Sinden. Hercule Poirot, along with three other luminaries from the world of crime detection, is invited to dinner by the renowned London socialite Dr Shaitana. Also on the guest list are four members of what Shaitana calls his Black Museum - a collection of murderers who have each succeeded in 'getting away with it'. After midnight, when the guests prepare to leave, they make a terrible discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poirot 'Deals' With A Host's Murder

    • By Cheryl Waters on 06-09-11

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  • Book 16

    • Dumb Witness (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Simon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn’t say why. Her only specific mention is ‘the incident of the dog’s ball’. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Poirot and Hastins

    • By Laura on 12-08-13

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  • Book 17

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    • Death on the Nile

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  • Book 18

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    • Murder in the Mews

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  • Book 19

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    • Appointment with Death

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  • Book 20

    • Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Peter Sallis
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring Peter Sallis as the great Belgian detective. Tyrannical millionaire Simeon Lee has been estranged from most of his family for years. But now, on Christmas Eve, the old man calls them all together once more. Unable to disobey, the children gather uneasily and wonder what their father’s intentions are. Does he want to clear up past misunderstandings or cause fresh mischief? Before they can find out, a deafening crash is heard overhead.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Amateurish, uneven production

    • By Upright Ape on 12-27-10

    Regular price: $10.33

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