The first of the final five Poirot TV movies (this first one being Elephants Can Remember) will premiere on ITV on Sunday June 9th at 8pm, it has been announced.
An adaptation of the novel of the same name, Elephants Can Remember follows Poirot who is pre-occupied with investigating the strange and gruesome murder of an elderly psychiatrist when his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver, finds herself with a case of her own to solve. She is pressed by the loathsome Mrs Burton-Cox to uncover the truth of two decade-old deaths; were they murders or a double-suicide? In spite of Mrs Burton-Cox’s impertinence, Ariadne can’t help but be curious, and she takes it upon herself to set matters straight when her god-child, Celia, the dead couple’s daughter, begs her to uncover the truth. However, Poirot’s skills remain engaged elsewhere, as the case of the dead professor twists and turns, with Poirot reluctant to accept that his good friend, the psychiatrist’s son, Doctor Willoughby, is himself responsible. So Ariadne sets off on a journey into the past to dig for the facts, but theories abound as memories get muddled and old secrets remain stubbornly hidden. Before long though, the old Ravenscroft puzzle is pulled sharply into the present-day, when the life of Desmond, Mrs Burton-Cox’s son and Celia’s intended, is threatened by a mysterious figure in black… Poirot’s already twitching mind is immediately piqued, and when he realises the murder of his old professor is connected with Mrs Oliver’s investigation, and so they join forces to close the case. The drama is co-produced by ITV Studios & Agatha Christie Ltd and stars David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, Greta Scacchi, Vanessa Kirby, Adrian Lukis, Annabel Mullion, Ferdinand Kingsley, Iain Glen, Jo-Anne Stockham, Vincent Regan, Alexandra Dowling, Danny Webb, Elsa Mollien, Claire Cox, Caroline Blakiston, Hazel Douglas, Maxine Evans and Ruth Sheen.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.