Watching Agatha Christie
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie was filmed as part of the ITV feature length episodes and is Season 10 episode 2 starring David Suchet.
Cards on the Table Character List
|Superintendent Battle||Scotland Yard detective|
|Anne Meredith||Young woman and guest of Mr Shaitana|
|Ariadne Oliver||Author of popular mystery books|
|Colonel Race||Secret Service agent|
|Dr Geoffrey Roberts||Doctor invited to Mr Shaitana’s dinner|
|Elsie Batt||Parlour maid to Mrs Craddock (patient of Dr Roberts)|
|Major Despard||Explorer and Hunter, guest of Mr Shaitana (also appears in The Pale Horse)|
|Miss Burgess||Secretary to Dr Roberts|
|Mr Lorrimer||Deceased husband of Mrs Lorrimer|
|Mr Luxmore||A biologist who was on an expedition in the Amazon when he died|
|Mr Shaitana||Wealthy collector and victim|
|Mr & Mrs Craddock||Former patients of Dr Roberts, both deceased|
|Mrs Lorrimer||Widow and guest of Mr Shaitana – Bridge player|
|Mrs Luxmore||Widowed wife of Mr Luxmore who died while out on an expedition|
|Mrs. Benson||Former employer of Anne Meredith who was her companion|
|Rhoda Dawes||Anne Meredith’s wealthy friend (also appears in The Pale Horse)|
|Sergeant O’Connor||Sergeant investigating|
Multiple! In the course of the novel Mr Shaitana and Mrs Lorrimer are both murdered but in turn prior to the novel (if you will) there were also the killings of: Mr Lorrimer, Mr Luxmore, Mrs (and Mr) Craddock and Mrs Benson
Dr Roberts kills both Shaitana and Mrs Lorrimer
All the other guests (apart from the sleuths) were directly responsible for the following:
Anne Meredith killed Mrs Benson as she discovered Anne was stealing from her.
Major Despard Killed Mr Luxmore in a shooting ‘accident’
Mrs Lorrimer killed her husband
Dr Roberts killed Mr and Mrs Craddock
Dr Roberts kills Shaitana to keep his freedom – he also kills Mrs Lorrimer.
Shaitana is stabbed and Mrs Lorrimer given a lethal dose of anesthetic.