Ian Carmichael stars in the original BBC adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers crime thrillers. Hailed by critics as one of the finest mystery series ever filmed, its success on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre inspired the spin-off Mystery! Running at least three hours each, these dramas do full justice to Sayers's vivid characters, trenchant wit, and lavish 1920s settings. 5 mysteries on 6 DVDs, approx. 17 hours, SDH.
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Disc 1-3: Set one
Clouds of Witness
Death hits close to home when Lord Peter's future brother-in-law is murdered.
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Two siblings die on the same day, leaving Wimsey to untangle who will inherit their fortune.
Discs 4-6: Set Two
Murder Must Advertise
Lord Peter goes undercover at Pym's Publicity to investigate the death of a copywriter.
Five Red Herrings
With six potential suspects, Wimsey must determine who murdered an unpopular artist.
The Nine Tailors
The detective stumbles upon a decades-old case involving stolen emeralds and unidentifiable corpses.
- Interviews with Ian Carmichael
- Production notes
- Biographies of Dorothy L. Sayers and Ian Carmichael
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 163/4 hours, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 6
Color or B&W: Color
SDH: Yes (main program)
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"Realized superbly" --The New York Times
"Eternally appealing" --NPR's Fresh Air
"The cast is splendid" --The Washington Post