A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant. Six people sit down to dinner at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary — in solemn memory of Rosemary Barton who died at the same table exactly one year previously. The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves that they don't give a damn.

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Check out what's streaming this month. See the full list. Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out. A psychoanalyst and consummate womanizer is brutally shot while his wife is standing over him with a revolver in her hand.

A wealthy woman holds a party at her estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, only the trusty Inspector Bataille can put together the pieces. Six friends are trapped in an isolated cabin reachable only by a rugged ten-mile hike. Then they start to die one by one. While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?

An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village. The local town newspaper, "Asahi Times", printing a strange story about a murder on the personal advertisement column. An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case. While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power. Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies head an all star cast as the husband and wife secret service agents, including Jonathon Firth and Susan Hampshire in this classy adaptation of the smash.

When the beautiful and wealthy Rosemary Barton Rachel Shelley is poisoned with Potassium Cyanide in her glass of champagne at posh nightclub among friends, it seems as if no one had the opportunity, or the motive to do the deed. Which leads the couple to consider the history of suicide.

As the ageing detectives uncover a secret affair with a government minister James Wilby a secret abortion, two scorned women Lia Williams, Clare Holman and a sister, Chloe Howman who stands to inherit her fortune. The wise Doctor and the gruff and grumpy Colonel realise they are dealing with a dangerous and psychotic killer and must work around the clock, and rely on some unorthodox methods to reveal their identity. When Rosemary's much older and much wealthier husband, Kenneth Cranham is also murdered in the same circumstances, the detectives are set on a different track for the motive for the killings.

With potential embarrassment for the government looming the detectives must face a race against time to prevent the killer killing a third time. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates.

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The novel features the recurring character of Colonel Race for his last appearance to solve the mysterious deaths of a married couple, exactly one year apart. The plot of this novel expands the plot of a short story, Yellow Iris. One year earlier on 2 November, seven people sat down to dinner at the restaurant "Luxembourg". One, Rosemary Barton, never got up. The coroner ruled her death suicide due to post-flu depression. Six months later, her husband George receives anonymous letters saying that Rosemary was murdered.


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