Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
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Triangle at Rhodes 

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:
Jon Cartwright ...
Commander Chantry
Valentine Chantry
Douglas Gold
Angela Down ...
Marjorie Gold
Timothy Kightley ...
Al Fiorentini ...
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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On the column placed on the east pier, by the side of Agios Nikolaos Fortress, at the entrance of the Mandraki harbor, at the time in which the story is set, there was not a hind, but the Capitoline she Wolf suckling the infants Romulus and Remus. See more »


[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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"If you crazy English don't stop trying to kill each other, I'll put you all under arrest!"
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Towards the beginning of this episode, Poirot, while on vacation on the island of Rhodes, points out to a fellow tourist that he is intrigued by the behavior of English people on vacation in foreign countries. On this point, as so many others, I am inclined to agree. Any government official who happened to watch this episode could certainly be excused for eying any potential English tourist with grave suspicion.

Right from the beginning, and throughout the episode, one is struck by the stunning depiction of the location. From the costumes, to the archaeological sites, to the shots of the sunset, they could have won awards for the cinematography alone. And, because the story is set in the mid 1930's, there are a number of references to the growing unrest of the time. (Apparently Rhodes was then part of the Italian empire.) In some ways, the location makes up for the overly melodramatic acting and the curious sequence of events. In this adaptation of the story, Poirot is scheduled to leave the island and is at the harbor ready to get on a boat when the murder takes place at the hotel. Despite being stopped by harbor officials and "detained", apparently suspected of espionage, when someone from the hotel comes running to fetch him to help solve the murder, Poirot merely hands his business card to the official and, not only is he allowed to return to the hotel unimpeded, but shortly afterword he is seen being informed about the case by the Italian police inspector. Really? So, the plot holes are an issue, but I was so charmed by the location, the scenes of people shouting in Greek and Italian, and the blatant depiction of the English making idiots of themselves, capped off by the line I've used for the title of this review, that I can overlook those other details this time.

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