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Thursday, December 6th, 2012


Spend New Year’s Eve with One of Television’s Favorite Sleuths


Airs New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31st at 9pm on WTVP-HD

Hastings and Poirot

Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot is one of popular culture’s most beloved investigators—a brilliant, charismatic Belgian investigator renowned for using his “little grey cells” to solve the most baffling crimes in England. The detective has been depicted onscreen by several of the world’s most famous actors—from Albert Finney to Alfred Molina to Peter Ustinov—but it is David Suchet’s (The In-Laws, Executive Decision) landmark portrayal in the long-running BBC series Poirot that remains one of the stand-out performances to date.

WTVP offers viewers the chance to spend New Year’s Eve with Poirot and solve one more mystery in 2012, Monday, Dec. 31 from 9-10 p.m.on WTVP-HD. In “The Dead Man’s Mirror,” Poirot is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix who asks Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded — offering him the mirror as a fee. Poirot travels down to Chevenix’s house, but, before he can begin the fraud investigation, his client is found shot dead and his ‘fee’ shattered into a thousand pieces. A note beside the body which reads simply “sorry” is Poirot’s only obvious piece of evidence.




More About the Series
The American Public Television-distributed series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT V, showcases 10 suspenseful episodes adapted from Christie’s world-famous detective novels. These acclaimed episodes follow Poirot as he matches wits against the most devious killers, kidnappers, assassins, thieves and traitors from the mind of Agatha Christie.

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT V revisits some of the series’ greatest episodes, with suspense, danger and intrigue at every turn. Poirot examines the mysterious death of an archaeologist at a mummy’s tomb, investigates the slaying of an Italian count, probes a long-gestating case from his past and hunts for a magnificent pearl necklace stolen from a play’s leading lady.

Packed with intriguing cases and high-profile guest stars, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT brings Christie’s classic mysteries to a new generation of public television viewers.

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT V was acquired from ITV Global Entertainment by American Public Television for syndication to public television stations nationwide.

About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P.Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, The Great American Songbook and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDcompass.org (This website has formatting issues in Internet Explorer). For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create, visit CreateTV.com.





For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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