The ABC Murders

Episode 3

Season 1: Episode 3   

Airs: Friday, Dec 28 2018 at 12:00am on UR Crime (Genre) / Drama (Genre) / Mystery (Genre) Writer: Agatha Christie, Sarah Phelps Composers:Isobel Waller-Bridge

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Cust awakens in the gents toilet in the train station at Embsay. He finds the body of another victim and that he is holding the murder weapon. He flees the crime scene, throwing the knife away along with his hat and coat. Poirot finds a pack of stockings in the victim's case and after visiting the sales company, identifies the murderer as Alexander Bonaparte Cust, who is soon arrested. After visiting Cust, who has a brain tumour and suffers from blackouts, Poirot doubts his guilt. Sir Carmichael's brother, Franklin, thanks Poirot for apprehending the murderer and has a brandy with him. He is subsequently arrested by Crome as his fingerprint, taken from the brandy glass, matches that on the typewriter in Cust's room. Poirot realises that Cust was being used by Franklin, who had set him up with the stocking salesman job. The first and second murders were merely covers for the murder of Sir Carmichael, so his brother could inherit his money, once Lady Hermione died of cancer. Franklin is hanged for the murders and in a flashback to Belgium during the war, it is established that Poirot was actually a priest, whose congregation was murdered in his church.


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