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
|Scotland Yard detective
|Young woman and guest of Mr Shaitana
|Author of popular mystery books
|Secret Service agent
|Dr Geoffrey Roberts
|Doctor invited to Mr Shaitana’s dinner
|Parlour maid to Mrs Craddock (patient of Dr Roberts)
|Explorer and Hunter, guest of Mr Shaitana (also appears in The Pale Horse)
|Secretary to Dr Roberts
|Deceased husband of Mrs Lorrimer
|A biologist who was on an expedition in the Amazon when he died
|Wealthy collector and victim
|Mr & Mrs Craddock
|Former patients of Dr Roberts, both deceased
|Widow and guest of Mr Shaitana – Bridge player
|Widowed wife of Mr Luxmore who died while out on an expedition
|Former employer of Anne Meredith who was her companion
|Anne Meredith’s wealthy friend (also appears in The Pale Horse)
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.