This is a British series which brings to life Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (played by David Suchet), whose sleuthing, for the purposes of this series, belongs chiefly in the 1930s. Based in London, with the very English Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) as his Dr Watson, Poirot's field of operations ranges around the world.
The series has strong story lines, good production and acting, and a real period flavour. Poirot won two BAFTA awards in 1990, then had more BAFTA nominations as Best Drama Series in 1991 and 1992.
Nearly sixty of Agatha Christie's seventy-two Poirot stories have been produced in this series, so there are a more still to look forward to. David Suchet has said he hopes to film them all.
Beyond the UK and North America (where Poirot is broadcast by A & E) the show is seen in more than one hundred other countries around the world.