Watching Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie was filmed as part of the ITV feature length episodes and is Season 7 episode 1 starring David Suchet as Poirot.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Character List
|Caroline Sheppard||Sister of Dr Sheppard|
|Dr James Sheppard||Doctor at Kings Abbott and brother of Caroline|
|Captain Ralf Paton||Handsome stepson of Roger Ackroyd, engaged to Flora but secretly married to Ursula|
|Flora Ackroyd||Roger Ackroyd’s niece|
|Roger Ackroyd||Wealthy businessman who wanted to marry Mrs Ferrars|
|Mrs Dorothy Ferrers||Widow who commits suicide after being blackmailed|
|Miss Elizabeth Russell||Housekeeper to Roger Ackroyd at Fernly Park|
|Mrs Cecil Ackroyd||Widowed sister-in-lar to Roger and Flora’s mother|
|John Parker||Roger Ackroyd’s butler|
|Geoffrey Raymond||Secretary to Roger Ackroyd|
|Major Hector Blunt||Big game hunter, friend of Roger Ackroyd in love with Flora|
|Ursula Bourne||Parlormaid for Roger Ackroyd|
|Charles Kent||Stranger spotted in Kings Abbot who speaks to Dr Sheppard|
|Mrs Folliott||Offer reference for Ursula Bourne|
|Colonel Melrose||Chief Constable|
|Inspector Raglan||Inspector at Cranchester|
|Inspector Davis||Local inspector|
|Mr Hammond||Ackroyd’s solicitor|
Roger Ackroyd (although the title kind of gives it away)
Doctor Sheppard! The narrator himself is the killer – this makes it great for a second read once you know…
Keep a secret – the doctor has been blackmailing Mrs Ferrars after she killed her husband but he pushed her too far and she killed herself, writing the identity of the blackmailer in a letter to Roger Ackroyd.
Stabbed – almost clinical you could say.
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