Announcing grand tours of Ireland aboard ‘Lelmond Grand Hibernian’: Matt Jones, steward of the ‘Grand Hibernian’; Irish Rail chief executive David Franks; Belmond president and chief executive John Scott, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport  Michael Ring; and Thomas Legg of the ‘Grand Hibernian’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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A young Mathew Pritchard with his grandmother Agatha Christie

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Our brave hero Drico, along with his wise-cracking partner Leo “I’m too old for this shit” Cullen. Photograph: Inpho

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Harvesting hope: Áine Lawlor

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True to character: David Suchet as Hercule Poirot. Photograph: Kieron McCarron/ITV

For 25 years, actor David Suchet has played Hercule Poirot, inhabiting every pore of the Belgian detective once described by his creator Agatha Chr(...)