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Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 old time radio show recordings
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"The Careless Victim"



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Detective Mystery and Drama (1945-1947)

Harold HuberOne of the greatest mystery writers of all time was Agatha Christie, and one of her most popular characters was an uppity little Belgian by the name of Hercule Poirot. Poirot appeared in 33 of Christie's novels and 51 short stories between 1920 and 1975. The character has appeared in a number of radio programs, movies, and TV shows.

Christie created Hercule Poirot for her first book (written in 1916, but unpublished until 1920). The little Belgian detective had been a police detective in his native country, but expanded internationally after the German occupation during WWI. He is well known for his fastidiousness towards his appearance, especially the mustache he vainly cultivates. His stomach is known to be very sensitive, and he takes great pains to protect it from the trauma of air and sea travel.

Agatha ChristieAs popular as he was, Ms. Christie herself eventually grew tired of him, finding him "insufferable" by 1930, and thirty years later calling him a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep." She felt, however, that it was her duty as an author to give the public what they wanted, and they wanted Poirot. She did kill him off in the novel Curtain, written during WWII, but unpublished until the year before her own death. When the novel was published in 1975, the New York Times published an obituary for Poirot, one of the few fictional characters so honored.

Poirot had several appearances on the radio and in Orson Welles' Campbell's Playhouse adaptation of "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ". The 1945 Mutual series starred character actor Harold Huber in the title role. The series used none of Christie's own stories, although the author introduced the first broadcast from London via shortwave. Huber had been previously seen as a cop in several Charlie Chan films, and would also play Fu Manchu on the radio.

This collection contains eleven Hercule Poirot broadcasts and episodes from Campbell's Playhouse (starring Orson Welles) and Murder Clinic featuring Poirot.

For more brainy detectives, see also: Softboiled Detectives. This collection is also included in the Agatha Christie Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    13 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 10 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 10 minutes
      1. Campbell Playhouse 391112 36 Murder of Rodger Ackroyd.mp3
      2. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      3. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      4. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim.mp3
      5. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask.mp3
      6. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate.mp3
      7. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death.mp3
      8. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      9. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      10. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death.mp3
      11. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair.mp3
      12. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright.mp3
      13. Murder Clinic 421006 Tragedy Of Marsdon Manor.mp3
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    13 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 10 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 10 minutes
      1. Campbell Playhouse 391112 36 Murder of Rodger Ackroyd.mp3
      2. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      3. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      4. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim.mp3
      5. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask.mp3
      6. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate.mp3
      7. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death.mp3
      8. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      9. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      10. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death.mp3
      11. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair.mp3
      12. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright.mp3
      13. Murder Clinic 421006 Tragedy Of Marsdon Manor.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    13 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 10 min

    Disc A001

    1. Campbell Playhouse 391112 36 Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

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    Disc A002

    1. Murder Clinic 421006 Tragedy Of Marsdon Manor
    2. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse
    3. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse

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    Disc A003

    1. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim
    2. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask

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    Disc A004

    1. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate
    2. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death

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    Disc A005

    1. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World
    2. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul

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    Disc A006

    1. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death
    2. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair

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    Disc A007

    1. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright

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