By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
It has been revealed through Doctor Who‘s Official Twitter that Agatha Christie‘s internationally renown sleuth Hercule Poirot, David Suchet, will appear in an episode of series 10. Suchet, who is currently being filmed in the BBC adaption of Decline and Fall with Eva Langoria and Jack Whitehall, will guest star as the Landlord. One can guess the role will be integral to the story.
The episode in question was written by award-winning British playwright Mike Bartlett. Bartlett wrote such plays as Not Talking for BBC Radio, starring Richard Briers and June Whitfield, the award-winning King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre, and the critically acclaimed Earthquakes In London at the National Theatre. Other Doctor Who episodes will be written by Steven Moffat (Coupling), Frank Cottrell-Boyce (God on Trial), and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).
Series 10 of Doctor Who will be the last series under the creative control of Steven Moffat. Chris Chibnall of ITV‘s Broadchurch will fill Moffat’s position for series 11. Peter Capaldi will return as the Doctor with new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill. Matt Lucas returns as Nardole (“Husbands of River Song”), and will join Capaldi and Mackie in the TARDIS.