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In the short story Triangle at Rhodes, Pamela Lyall was at the resort hotel in Rhodes where Poirot was hoping to have a quiet holiday. A gregarious and chatty personality, Pamela's great hobby was, keeping up with gossip, observing people and commenting on their behaviour. Her main role in the story was to act like a "Hastings" for Poirot. She supplied him with background on the guests at the hotel and later, listened to his deductions.

Portrayals

Pamela Lyall was played by Frances Low in the film adaptation of the story in episode 6 of Series 1 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot drama series. Pamela's role is enhanced in the film. As the character of Sarah Blake had been dropped, Pamela took over most of her lines. Besides supplying Poirot with gossip, she organised an excursion to the Monolithos Castle for everyone. After the death of Valentine Chantry, she helped Poirot actively track down the source of the poison and took part in the final boat chase where Poirot attempted to catch up with the killers.

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