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Summary

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries.

Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by 'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1975 and 1981 - are loved by mystery fans all around the world.

In The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, when General Fentiman is found dead at his club, Wimsey suspects foul play. Could he have been murdered for his money?

Strong Poison introduces Harriet Vane - a crime novelist on trial for murdering her lover. Wimsey knows Harriet is no femme fatale but an innocent victim embroiled in a diabolical plot....

Five Red Herrings sees Peter faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for killing argumentative Scottish painter Sandy Campbell. But who was the culprit?

In Have His Carcase, when Harriet Vane finds a body on the beach with his throat cut, Lord Peter must work out whether it was murder or suicide.

These classic dramas, produced by Simon Brett (author of the Charles Paris series), also feature Peter Jones, Joan Hickson, Miriam Margolyes and Warren Clarke.

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excellent

Really enjoy Lord Peter Wimsey stories and love the fact that Ian Carmichael plays the title role. This was an accurate version of the original stories.

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Classic drama.

I love these plays from the B.B.C and used to have them on audio tape. Ian Carmichael IS Lord Peter Wimsey and Peter Jones IS Bunter. I first read Dorothy Sayers detective books as a teenager, after an English teacher recommended them and have returned to them again and again.

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Very Enjoyable

This is the second volume of BBC dramatisation of the Lord Peter Wimsey stories. I prefer well read unabridged books, but these adaptations were excellent and it is always nice to hear them again.

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The best

Dorothy l Sayers knows how to tell a story. All the dramatizations are well done. Well worth a listen

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Wonderfully played!

Not my usual cup of tea but the BBC do very good dramatisations and this was no exception. Cracking murder mystery stories bought to life by a first rate cast. So glad I decided to give it a go!

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Brilliant performances

Excellent cast performing the detective stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. I enjoyed the audio book enormously.

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Story as expected, audio sometimes not clear

I found it difficult to hear Woimsey’s voice some of the time (I listen while driving), but everyone else was perfectly clear.

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Loved this!

Beautifully acted - as I listened, it was exactly like being in the story, and seeing all that the characters saw. Plus, Ian Carmichael is the only Lord Peter for me. Lastly, the music, which I love, set me hunting down where it comes from, and has now permanently revolutionised my Bluetooth listening habits!

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A great listen

I really enjoyed these programmes when they were o n the radio and they were so much more enjoyable when you could listen to several episodes at once. The only issue was the interuption of the theme music.

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  • Gen
  • 13-04-18

Fantastic Story & Voice Actors - Horrifying Music

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, Dorothy Sayers was a fantastic author and Peter Wimsey is her crowning jewel! The narration was well done, I have read the originals and the ways that the stories were abridged didn't affect the plot in a negative way and kept the moment of the mysteries.

What did you like best about this story?

I love Ian Carmicheal as Peter Wimsey, he captures the charisma and charm of the character.

What three words best describe full cast and Ian Carmichael ’s voice?

Engaging, Charming, British

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

These are the types of stories that typically 'move' a person; instead, they are lighthearted mysteries from a bygone era.

Any additional comments?

These are great and I highly recommend them but the intro music between the chapters is horrifyingly terrible. If your the type of person who likes to use the audible sleep timer and drift off while listening to your book, the intro music will jar you awake every time.

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  • fotopug
  • 12-01-18

I'm sorry it's over!

What made the experience of listening to Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2 the most enjoyable?

Ian Carmichael is perfect as Lord Peter Wimsey. His performance is nuanced, his accent is perfect - he's funny and lovely to listen to. All of the other cast members were very talented, as well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lord Peter Wimsey, of course. But Harriet Vane was also perfection!

Which character – as performed by full cast and Ian Carmichael – was your favorite?

Lord Peter Wimsey

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of Dorothy Sayers, I highly recommend this BBC Radio Drama!

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  • Peck Mallory
  • 06-03-18

Ian Carmichael is perfect for the role

Although I have read or listened to all the unabridged books these radio plays give a great taste of the full versions.

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  • Joshua E. Cole
  • 04-03-18

Good fun don't you know!

Loved it. well crafted story brilliantly performed. an easy audio book to pass the time to. I will definitely relisten at dome point.

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  • Beau-Geste Washington
  • 11-01-18

Great stories from a different time.

I read all of the LPW stories in my youth and although some parts were cut out for the audio drama they were wonderful to hear. Ian Carmichael was a favorite as a child and to hear his voice again brings back LPW nostalgia. I hope volume 3 and 4 exist!

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  • kevin
  • 24-01-18

Trouble sleeping at night, just put on this book.

Trouble sleeping at night, just put on this book. The stories are dull. ,the pace is slow, Performance is just OK.

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