Fans of the lavish 1978 theatrical version of Agatha Christie's novel may find
this smaller-scale TV production disappointing, but it has an ace up its sleeve: The perfect Poirot. Jacqueline de Bellefort (Emma Malin) suggests that her dishy fiancee, Simon Doyle (J. J. Feild), is the perfect candidate for a job with her wealthy friend, Linnet Ridgeway (Emily Blunt), never imagining that Linnet will steal away her man. Unhinged by love, Jacqueline stalks the happy couple on their Egyptian honeymoon, where she befriends detective Hercule Poirot
(David Suchet), who's vacationing at the same hotel as the newlyweds. Poirot warns that Jacqueline is playing a losing hand,...