Watching Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue by Agatha Christie was filmed as part of the ITV feature length episodes and is Season 10 episode 1 starring David Suchet as Poirot.
The Mystery of the Blue Train Character List
|Ada Mason||Ruth Kettering’s Ladies maid|
|Charles Evans ‘Chubby’||Tamplin’s current younger husband|
|Comte Armand De La Roche||Ladies man seeing Ruth Kettering|
|Demetrius Papopolous||Antiques dealer|
|Derek Kettering||Ruth’s husband, future Lord Leconbury|
|Honourable Lennox Tamplin||Rosalie Tamplin’s daughter|
|Joseph Aarons||British theatrical agent|
|Katherine Grey||An English lady’s companion who inherits a fortune|
|Major Richard Knighton||Private secretary to Rufus Van Aldin|
|Mirelle||An exotic dancer|
|Monsieur Carrege||French policeman|
|Monsieur Le Marquis||Infamous jewel thief|
|Mr and Mrs Harrison||Friends of Katherine Grey’s|
|Mr Goby||Rufus Van Aldin’s informant|
|Mrs Harfield||Elderly lady to whom Katherine was companion and who left her all her money|
|Rufus Van Aldin||Wealthy American, father of Ruth|
|Ruth Kettering (nee Van Aldin)||Rufus’ daughter, married to Derek and the victim|
|Viscountess Rosalie Tamplin||Cousin of Katherine Grey living in the French Riviera with her fifth husband and her daughter|
|Zia Papopolous||Demetrius’ daughter|
Major Knighton (actually the jewel thief the Marquis) with his accomplice Ada Mason aka Kitty Kid
The ruby Heart of Fire
Ruth is strangled and beaten of the head to disfigure her face.
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