Thursday, 10 October 2013
The End is Near
A new Poirot trailer has just been released by ITV, to mark the beginning of the end.
It's an incredibly moving trailer, with the voice-over from the final part of Curtain (anyone who has read the book will recognise it), accompanied by clips from several of the episodes, all the way from The Adventure of the Clapham Cook (1989) to what I assume must be Dead Man's Folly (2013) (he's walking between some hedges in a garden, and I don't recognise it from any of the earlier episodes - correct me if I'm wrong).
I particularly enjoy the collage of portrait close-ups of Poirot/Suchet towards the end. It's a beautiful to show the evolution, the aging and the development of the character. Top marks to whoever put this thing together.
See the trailer here: Poirot: The End is Near (trailer) | presscentre
Now, let's speculate. First, we know that The Big Four will air 23rd of October. Here's the press pack, which also includes interviews with David Suchet, Philip Jackson and Sarah Parish (Flossie Monro), and the episode trailer. Second, we are told in the trailer that 'the final four cases of Poirot start with The Big Four'. Third, we know that there will be a preview of Dead Man's Folly at the BFI on the 29th of October. The conclusion to be drawn from this (and from certain rumours I've heard the last couple of days) is that we can probably look forward to Dead Man's Folly on the 30th of October, and possibly even The Labours of Hercules on the 6th of November and Curtain on the 13th. If so, we are only a couple of weeks away from The End. In the words of the trailer:
UPDATE 15/10: ITV have just announced that 'Dead Man's Folly will be broadcast on Wednesday 30th October 2013! Here's the press pack. Thanks to the anonymous commenter who alerted me.
After an incredible journey, the end is near.
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