Monday, 16 September 2013
The best blog on Agatha Christie's Poirot that you'll ever find
While looking up crime writer Sophie Hannah, who has been given the go-ahead from the Christie estate to write the new Poirot novel, I found this gem of a blog, Investigating Agatha Christie's Poirot. It's a must read for all Christie fans.
Eiric writes this blog and does a fine job of assessing the TV adaptions of Poirot. As I am a TV producer, I find his assessment of the TV versions to be very insightful.
Here is an excerpt from Eiric's take on the episode Taken at the Flood:
Some of these changes are a result of the fact that the episode has been set pre-war rather than during WW2. Consequently, the script writer has tried to come up with ways of explaining the crime (in the book, the explosion was blamed on an air raid - here, it is said to be an accident, a gas explosion) and the title ('Taken at the Flood', a quotation from Shakespeare) is supposed to refer to the opportunity the air raids provide for covering up the crime...
Perhaps would-be producers of an Agatha Christie TV series, should take serious note of Eiric's reviews!