Poirot's holiday on the south coast of England coincides with the opening of a play entitled `Pearls Before Swine'. When the leading lady's priceless gems go missing, her husband begs the Belgian sleuth to solve the mystery.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne - actual theatre used under its real name >>> Devonshire Park Theatre
Butlins Ocean Hotel, Saltdean - as the Grand Metropolitan Hotel >>> The Ocean Hotel 1938 to the Present
扮演Margaret Opalsen的演员Sorcha Cusack后来出演过Miss Marple
影片中波罗和黑斯汀度假的海滩 >>> Eastbourne Pier
life imitating art, servers someone right, party mood
sit something out(not take part in a particular event or activity)
The term bookie is short or slang for "bookmaker." A bookie is someone who facilitates gambling, most commonly on sporting events. A bookie sets odds, accepts, and places bets, and pays out winnings on behalf of other people.
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest
didn't buy it
plant, to put something or someone in a position secretly, especially in order to deceive someone: She insisted that the drugs had been planted on her without her knowledge.
Jack Worthing in 《The Importance of Being Earnest》
Lucky Len was a non-canonical character who was created for the film adaptation of The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan in Series 5 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot. "Lucky Len" was part of a promotional gimmick organised by the "Daily Echo" newspaper. read more >>> Lucky Len
a bit of a cheek >>> Another phrase from the "Brit Coms" on PBS that is not completely understood by us older Americans. Situation: two women surprise a male friend by thrusting him into a tedious situation where he is frustrated or at least ambivilant as to how to respond, later the women apologize saying "it was a bit of a cheek". We are not clear what "a bit of a cheek" means.
To be 'cheeky' is condidered to be a little impertinent, irreverent etc. 'A bit of a cheek' is colloquial English for being a little bit impertinent, etc