Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - S3-E1

New this week Continuity mistake: The coroner asks Mary to tell everyone about the quarrel. Frontal shot of Mr. Wells; he is pointing his hand with the spectacles at a certain height. Reverse shot; the hand is lower, resting on the other hand, and only then he raises it to the same level as it was in the other shot. (00:53:40)

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - S3-E1

New this week Continuity mistake: When Evie Howard leaves the house after the argument with Mrs. Inglethorp, she sits on the sofa explaining what happened to Hastings and the others. She has her hands on top of the purse handles. After a brief cut on Mary saying "oh no", one of the handles is free. (00:16:40)

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The Lost Mine - S2-E3

New this month Factual error: Lord Pearson takes the mineral sample and says it can be converted to 24 Karat silver. Karats are only for gold, with pure gold being 24-Karat gold. Pure silver is 1,000-Fine silver. In addition, the subtitles say, "24-carat," with carat spelled with a "c" not a "k." Carat is a weight measurement normally used for gemstones. Both silver and gold are normally weighed in Troy ounces (about 156-carats) not carats. A sample that weighs 24-carats has the same weight (4.8 grams) not only for diamonds, but also for silver, gold, and cow pies regardless of the purity (be it Karat or Fine). It is possible that Lord Pearson meant 24-carat silver; however, a mine that only produces 24-carats (about 0.15 Troy ounces) of silver is not commercially viable. (00:10:57)

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The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

New this month Factual error: The basis of the blackmail is based on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria because howitzers were supplied to bombard Shanghai. Shanghai is not in Manchuria. (00:35:41)

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The Plymouth Express - S3-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When Miss Lemon announces Mr. Halliday, Poirot has two open letters on his desk, side by side when the camera is positioned behind the desk, which turn into one (probably one on top of the other) when the camera is positioned in front. (00:07:00)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

New this month Continuity mistake: In the cabin of Mr. Ridgeway, Poirot approaches the portmanteau. In the close-up the tie covers completely the lock before Poirot pushes it aside with his cane, but in the wider shot part of it was already visible, uncovered. (00:24:25)

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The Plymouth Express - S3-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: Hastings and Poirot are talking about the optimist friend. Once Hastings says "It bucketed down", he's holding the newspaper, and it stays pretty firm. Miss Lemon knocks, and the newspaper is now folding at the upper corner. (00:06:45)

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - S3-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: About the burnt will, the lawyer asks the obvious question to John Cavendish "Are you so sure it's a coincidence?" He's holding in his raised left hand a sheet. Next shot and he has both hands down on the desk. (00:48:55)

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How Does Your Garden Grow? - S3-E2

New this month Factual error: At the very beginning of the episode, Katrina visits the Soviet embassy. It is written in big letters; "Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic", while the correct official name was "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." (00:01:45)

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The Plymouth Express - S3-E4

New this month Revealing mistake: When Japp points at the news on the paper about the mine stocks going up, in the close-up you can see easily that only the title and the enlarged text of the first 3 lines talk about the mine. The rest is sports talk. (00:33:55)

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How Does Your Garden Grow? - S3-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: Once Japp passes him back the seed packet telling him it's empty, Poirot checks it out; in the close-up he's holding the paper in a completely different way (the side instead of the top). (00:11:20)

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Wasps' Nest - S3-E5

New this month Continuity mistake: Poirot is examining the photos taken by Hastings at the party. Depending on the camera angle, the pictures and their reciprocal distance change across the whole sequence. (00:15:30 - 00:16:05)

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How Does Your Garden Grow? - S3-E2

New this month Continuity mistake: Miss Barrowby pretends to have just then recognized Poirot, she lowers her left hand, but has it up when he nods to her, and he has his matching hand suddenly higher too. (00:09:00)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

New this month Continuity mistake: When Poirot receives his platter of buttered brains, the delicacy that makes Hastings queasy is turned a different way in each shot (easy to tell from the asparagus). (00:28:05)

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Wasps' Nest - S3-E5

New this month Continuity mistake: Having received Japp's phone call, Poirot puts down the picture of the mysterious man. The photo sits on top of the other pictures in a different spot at the cut. (00:35:35)

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Wasps' Nest - S3-E5

Factual error: When John Harrison check out of the organizer, the days of the week are wrong for a 1935 setting (September 24th is a Monday, etc), looks like a 1934 one. (00:12:00)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Poirot says "I'm sorry" to the culprit, he has the hand on the shoulder of his accomplice. Her hair is on and off that shoulder in a blink. (00:48:35)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: After Ridgeway puts down his Queens High, his hand is hovering slightly on the table, but at the cut it is arched, fingers pointing on the table. (00:28:55)

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The Million Dollar Bond Robbery - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: All the Liberty Bonds loaded in the bag of Mr. Ridgeway have the exact same serial number. (00:20:00)

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Cynthia is sobbing with Hastings, and he asks her to marry him. The handkerchief in her hand changes position between shots (particularly easy to spot when you look at the black band). (01:13:05)

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The Cornish Mystery - S2-E4

Hercule Poirot: A doctor who lacks doubt is not a doctor. He's an executioner. (00:14:40)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Trivia: Poirot in the ship's lounge is reading the actual May 1st 1935 issue of Bystander (recognizable by the cover and with the correct page order, does not seem to be a simple movie prop), roughly consistent with the time frame of the first season and a contest taking place on the 14th. (00:07:50)

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