Ian Charmichael 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. 3 mysteries on 3 DVDs, approx. 610 minutes, SDH.
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Murder Must Advertise
Lord Peter goes deep undercover at Pym's Publicity to investigate the suspicious death of a young copywriter following his affair with a wealthy and indolent socialite.
Five Red Herrings
When the body of an unpopular artist is found in a stream, it's up to Lord Peter to determine which of six suspects could have committed the crime.
The Nine Tailors
Stranded in a sleepy village after a car accident, Lord Peter quickly stumbles upon a decades-old case of stolen emeralds, unidentifiable corpses, and coded messages.
- Interviews with Ian Carmichael
- Production notes
- Biography of Dorothy L. Sayers
- Biography of Ian Carmichael
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 604 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
SDH: Yes, main program only
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"Eternally appealing"--NPR's Fresh Air
"Realized superbly"--The New York Times
"The cast is splendid"--The Washington Post