- Director:Andy Wilson
- Writer:Agatha Christie,Kevin Elyot
- Cast:David Suchet,James Fox,Emma Griffiths Malin
- Time:1h 37min
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|David Suchet||-||Hercule Poirot|
|James Fox||-||Colonel Race|
|Emma Griffiths Malin||-||Jacqueline De Bellefort (as Emma Malin)|
|JJ Feild||-||Simon Doyle|
|Emily Blunt||-||Linnet Ridgeway|
|Judy Parfitt||-||Miss Van Schuyler|
|Daisy Donovan||-||Cornelia Robson|
|Barbara Flynn||-||Mrs Allerton|
|Daniel Lapaine||-||Tim Allerton|
|David Soul||-||Andrew Pennington|
|Frances de la Tour||-||Salome Otterbourne (as Frances De La Tour)|
|Zoe Telford||-||Rosalie Otterbourne|
|Steve Pemberton||-||Dr Bessner|
|George Antoni||-||Cruise Manager (as George Yiasoumi)|
In the scene at Denderah where Poirot and the others are entering the temple and the custodian is looking over the parapet, on the stones is carved a graffiti by Charles Irby and James Mangles, two Royal navy captains who were traveling in Egypt after the Napoleonic War. They helped Giovanni Battista Belzoni clear the entrance to the temple of Abu Simble in 1817. This is shown in Mythos Ägypten (2005).
Elliott Gould was asked to play Andrew Pennington. He would soon after go on to play Rufus Van Aldin in "Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train" instead.
James Fox's (Colonel Race) older brother Edward Fox appears in the very next episode The Hollow.
Ferguson (Alastair Mackenzie) views Life magazine issue from January 1937, with President Roosevelt on the front page.
Félicité Du Jeu (Louise Bourget) & Daniel Lapaine (Tim Allerton) also worked together on episode 3.4, Death in Paradise: Ye of Little Faith (2014), of Death in Paradise (2011) as Natasha Thiebert & Paul Bevans respectively, as well as episodes 8.1 & 8.2 of Waking the Dead - Im Auftrag der Toten (2000) as DC Stella Goodman & Samuel Knight respectively.
Jacqueline (Emma Griffiths-Malin) browses Vogue magazine from December 1938 with cover page created by Toni Frissell; a picture of Hawaiian surfers.
Zoe Telford and Daniel Lapaine each individually guest starred in Inspector Lewis.