The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
Hercule Poirot must try to retrieve a priceless stolen ruby as he attends a Christmas house party. Agatha Christie's whodunit starring John Moffatt. From December 2004.
Hercule Poirot does not care for the British weather at the best of times, but at Christmas he's convinced the only way to survive is to shut himself up in his London apartment.
Imagine his horror, then that to avert a diplomatic catastrophe, he must take on a case that means spending the festive period in a large old house in the countryside. Attending an old-fashioned dinner party, he must use all his powers of deduction to retrieve a stolen ruby.
Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffatt as Poirot. With Donald Sinden as Colonel Lacey, Sian Phillips as Mrs Lacey, Ifan Meredith as The Prince/Michael and Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Ross.
From a book first published in 1960 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Directed by Enyd Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.