Watching Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie was filmed as part of the ITV feature length episodes and is Season 8 episode 2 starring David Suchet
Murder in Mesopotamia Character List
|Amy Leatheran||Nurse (and narrator)|
|Anne Johnson||Colleague of Dr Leidner|
|Bill Coleman||Young man in his first year with the dig team|
|Carl Reiter||Young photographer at the dig from Chicago|
|David Emmott||Young American in his second year with the dig|
|Dr Eric Leidner||Archaeologist in charge of the dig|
|Dr Giles Reilly||Doctor in Hassaneih and friend of Poirot’s|
|Father Lavigny/ Raoul Menier||French cleric, new to the dig team, specialising in languages|
|Frederick Bosner||Louise Leidner’s first husband, a German spy who was sentenced to death after being discovered but was killed in a train crash while being transported.|
|Joseph Mercado||Colleague of Dr Leidner working at the dig, married to Marie|
|Louise Leidner||American married to Dr Leidner her second husband|
|Mrs Marie Mercado||Wife of Joseph|
|Richard Carey||Colleague to Dr Leidner and in love with Louise|
|Sheila Reilly||Doctor Reilly’s daughter|
|William Bosner||Young brother of Lousie Leidner’s first husband Frederick|
Louise Leidner and Anne Johnson
Her husband – Eric Leidner – aka her first husband Frederick Bosner
If he can’t have her no one can! Eric/ Frederick is so obsessed with his wife Lousie that when he discovers she is attracted to Richard Card – he decides he would rather kill her than bear to see her falling for another man.
When Anne Johnson realises how he killed Louise he kills her to stop her revealing the truth.
Louise is hit over the head with a quern (or rather it is dropped onto her head). Anne Johnson is killed when he swaps her water by the side of her bed for hydrochloric acid. Brutal.