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Agatha Christie’s Poirot cast from The Theft of the Royal Ruby episode

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Remorseful Day cast and spoilers

Agatha Christie’s Poirot is back on ITV tonight with a rerun of a classic episode – who’s on the cast of The Theft of the Royal Ruby?


Based on Agatha Christie’s fictional Hercule Poirot, the drama aired 70 episodes over 13 series between 1989 and 2013.

which first aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. In total 70 episodes were produced over 13 series.

Airing again ahead of ITV’s Britain’s Favourite TV Detective special, The Remorseful Day originally aired in 1991. You can watch and catch up with the recently aired episodes online via the ITV Hub.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot cast

Leading the cast are David Suchet in the title role with Hugh Fraser as Captain Arthur Hastings, Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector James Japp and Pauline Moran as Miss Felicity Lemon.

Appearing in the cast of The Theft of the Royal Ruby episode are:

Frederick Treves as Colonel Lacey
Stephanie Cole as Mrs Lacey
David Howey as Jesmond
Antony Zaki as Prince Farouk
Helena Michell as Sarah Lacey


John Vernon as David Welwyn
Nigel Le Vaillant as Desmond Lee-Wortley
Robyn Moore as Gloria
John Dunbar as Peverill
Alessia Gwyther as Bridget

Jonathan S. Bancroft as Colin
Edward Holmes as Michael
Siobhan Garahy as Annie Bates
Susan Field as Mrs Ross
Gordon Reid as Chocolate Shop Owner Mr Dupre

Christopher Leaver as Parsloe
Peter Aldwyn as Durbridge
Iain Rattray as Head Waiter
James Taylor as Waiter


Agatha Christie’s Poirot spoilers

Poirot (David Suchet) prepares to spend a quiet Christmas on his own with a box of chocolates, but he has to give up his plans when the British government asks for his urgent help. Prince Farouk, a young member of the Egyptian royal family visiting London, has lost a famous ruby, and this is deemed to be a matter of national security.

The Prince unwisely lent his jewel to a strange young lady who promptly vanished with it, and Poirot forms a complicated plan to catch the thieves, harnessing misdirected romantic urges.


Agatha Christie’s Poirot airs on ITV.

Episodes are available to catch up on ITV Hub.

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