First it was Coronation Street, now it's Poirot heading for
trouble over a storyline.
The Belgian 'tec features in Murder On The Orient Express - which
begins with the abduction of a young girl - chillingly similar to the
real-life Madeleine McCann case.
Poirot star David Suchet defends ITV's decision to screen the
film, saying: "This is taken from Agatha Christie's novel and we feel it
important to demonstrate the wickedness of one of the central
characters. "This is Poirot totally out of his comfort zone, in a story
which is both challenging and gritty."
Corrie could also court controversy by featuring a plot in which
six-year-old Simon Barlow disappears while on holiday with his
grandparents in Blackpool.
Street bosses dropped a missing child story three years ago, in
the wake of Madeleine's abduction in Portugal.