A train departs, but one person aboard the Orient Express is destined never to arrive. Speeding through the snowy European landscape, a bizarre and terrible murder brings the train to an abrupt halt.
The high-class carriages are packed with passengers and one of them - Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot - soon realises the challenge that awaits him...
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. With Sian Phillips as Princess Dragmiroff, Francesca Annis as Miss Debenham, Joss Ackland as Mr Ratchett, Frank Windsor as Pierre Michel, Sylvia Syms as Mrs Hubbard and Desmond Llewelyn as Masterman.
Pianist: Michael Haslam
From the book published in 1934 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Director Enyd Williams.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.