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2008-09-21 12:00:20

By Steve Pratt Poirot: Cat Among The Pigeons (tomorrow, ITV1, 9pm) Arena: The Hunt For Moby Dick (tonight, BBC2, 10.30pm) MARK Gatiss has always loved Agatha Christie books and read the books religiously as a child. So the County Durham-born actor and writer was delighted when asked to adapt one of her Hercule Poirot novels for ITV1. Surprising, really, that he found time to fit it in his crowded schedule. Since finding fame as one of The League of Gentlemen comedy outfit, he?s taken...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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