An enchanting beauty is fatally poisoned while Poirot holidays on the Greek island of Rhodes.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frances Low ...
Pamela Lyall
Jon Cartwright ...
Commander Chantry
Annie Lambert ...
Valentine Chantry
Douglas Gold
Angela Down ...
Marjorie Gold
Timothy Kightley ...
Major Barnes
Al Fiorentini ...
Police Inspector
Anthony Benson ...
Patrick Monckton ...
Hotel Manager
Dimitri Andreas ...
Greek Cashier
Georgia Dervis ...
Greek Girl
Sofia Olympiou ...
Good Woman (as Sophia Olympiou)
Tilemanos Emanuel ...
Custom's Officer (as Tilemahos Emanuel)
Giannis Hatzigiannis ...
Purser (as Yannis Hadjiyannis)


Just as his holiday on the island of Rhodes is coming to an end, Hercule Poirot finds himself investigating a murder when one of the hotel guests, Valentine Chantry, is poisoned in the bar. The drink she had was apparently meant for her husband and had been bought by Douglas Gold, with whom she had been carrying on since her arrival. Gold is arrested and everyone assumes he is the perpetrator but Poirot thinks otherwise however and looks to the other guests in the hotel as more likely suspects. When a local pathologist confirms that the poison used was local in origin, Poirot realizes that only when he learns who purchased the poison will he learn the killer's identity. Written by garykmcd

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12 February 1989 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
Dicker: Oh yes, and what time do we call this, then, eh?
Postman: Don't want to get you out of bed. Huh.
Dicker: Here! No good leaving all this stuff for 56B; they're on holiday.
Postman: What, all of 'em?
Dicker: Oh, yeah. That Captain Hastings has gone off shooting things, and the secretary has gone off to visit her sister in Folkestone.
Postman: Well, what of t' French one?
Dicker: Somewhere foreign. Sent me a postcard with goats on it.
Postman: Oh, yeah, I remember. Well, let's hope it keeps fine for him.
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Evil under the (Greek) sun
6 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Hercule Poirot goes to Rhodes (a Greek island) on vacation and, wouldn't you know it, gets involved with the death (via poisoning) of a rich and glamorous (and married, to her fifth husband) woman staying at the same hotel. Captain Hastings is not present in this one; Poirot's sidekick is a woman he meets in Rhodes.

The mystery is pretty good, once again appearances are completely deceiving, but the highlight of this episode must be the magnificent, vividly photographed island scenery. In both story and production values, "Triangle at Rhodes" reminded me of the 1982 film "Evil Under the Sun". This is a TV production of cinematic standards. (***)

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