Production info

Dead Man's Mirror
UK, 1993  TV  

TV-series Agatha Christie's Poirot

David Suchet
Directed by Brian Farnham


Detective Hercule Poirot is outbid at an auction for an antique mirror by a dislikable man called Gervase Chevenix . The man then offers Poirot the mirror if he agrees to investigate a possible fraud by one of his business associates. At his house Poirot learns from Mrs Chevenix that her spirit guide, an ancient Egyptian called Saphra ('a servant of Amenhotep'), has warned her of an imminent death and that she is never wrong. The prophecy comes true when her husband is murdered. Poirot's investigation leads him to matters of the occult, but not everything is as it seems.

Episode from the television detective series "Agatha Christie's Poirot" starring David Suchet. The popular series started in 1993 and new episodes are still being made today. The current episode is an adaptation of the sort story by the same name from the short story collection "Murder in the Mews and Other Stories" that was first published in 1937. In the original short story Chevenix's wife Vanda believes she is actually a reincarnation of an Egyptian woman, while in the television episode she has an ancient Egyptian spiritual guide.

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