Dramatized production of the detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934.
Private detective Hercule Poirot, and a retired Belgian police officer, board the Taurus Express train to Stamboul (Istanbul). Two other passengers, Mary Debenham and Colonel Arbuthnot, act as if they are strangers, but Poirot observes behavior that suggests this is not the case. The train arrives in Stamboul and Poirot checks in at the Tokatlian Hotel. Soon he receives a telegram summoning him back to London. While waiting at the hotel for the next train, Poirot bumps into an old friend, M. Bouc.
This production stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot.
With Sian Phillips as Princess Dragomiroff, Joss Ackland as Mr Ratchett, Francesca Annis as Miss Debenham, Sylvia Syms as Mrs Hubbard, Desmond Llewelyn as Masterman and Frank Windsor as Pierre Michel.
With music by accompanying Pianist Michael Haslam