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


Renny Rye


Stephen Wakelam (dramatized by)





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Suchet ... Hercule Poirot
Frances Low ... Pamela Lyall
Jon Cartwright Jon Cartwright ... Commander Chantry
Annie Lambert ... Valentine Chantry
Peter Settelen ... Douglas Gold
Angela Down Angela Down ... Marjorie Gold
Timothy Kightley Timothy Kightley ... Major Barnes
Al Fiorentini Al Fiorentini ... Police Inspector
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ... Skelton
Patrick Monckton Patrick Monckton ... Hotel Manager
Dimitri Andreas Dimitri Andreas ... Greek Cashier
Georgia Dervis Georgia Dervis ... Greek Girl
Sofia Olympiou Sofia Olympiou ... Good Woman (as Sophia Olympiou)
Tilemanos Emanuel Tilemanos Emanuel ... Custom's Officer (as Telemahos 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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The 1982 movie "Evil Under the Sun" featuring Peter Ustinov as Poirot is a variation of this story set on a resort island in the Adriatic Sea. See more »


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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.
[hands over letters and packages]
Dicker: 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 the 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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Triangle at Rhodes
4 July 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

As I have said before, London Weekend Television lavished money on this series, it really was no expense spared.

We are still in the first series and Poirot has gone on vacation in Rhodes, meaning overseas location shooting.

Rhodes at the time was under Italian control and Poirot finds himself investigating the murder of beautiful enchantress Valentine Chantry (Annie Lambert) by a poisoned drink. It seems her husband might had been the intended victim and the main suspect is Douglas Gold (Peter Settelen.) Gold is visiting the island with his wife but he is mesmerised by Valentine and soon arouses her husband's jealousy as well as upsetting his own wife.

Poirot is stripped here of his regulars with no Hastings and Japp. He does have a character who he gets friendly with during his investigation. The drama is leisurely paced, sumptuously filmed and tries to wrong foot you with a wrong kind of triangle.

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