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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

Four BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Murder Must Advertise sees Lord Peter going undercover in an advertising agency to investigate the death of a copywriter.

The Nine Tailors finds the aristocratic detective stranded in a remote village, where he is drawn into a case of stolen jewels and an unidentified body.

Gaudy Night takes place at Harriet Vane’s old Oxford college, where a series of spiteful pranks and poison-pen letters have torn apart the academic community. With Lord Peter’s help, can she uncover the perpetrator?

In Busman’s Honeymoon, newlyweds Harriet and Peter have their marital bliss disturbed by a body in the basement - and are once again embroiled in a murder investigation.

These evocative dramas also feature Allan Cuthbertson, Peter Jones, Joanna David and Sarah Badel. Also included on this release is a bonus interview with top crime novelists P. D. James and Jill Paton Walsh about Gaudy Night, conducted by Henny Fordham.

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  • Simon
  • Camberley
  • 12-11-18

Good read

An excellent book by a master story tekler. Well worth every penny. A crime thriller supreme great value for money

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The best one so far

Beautifully acted, a snapshot of how well the BBC could produce for the radio, entertaining and utterly involving despite the mannered nature of the plot! Please do more!

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Excellent

Good story, well acted, a must for all Whimsy fans. Dorothy L Sayers at her best.

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Dialed in the dramatisation for the classics

Same great cast; allowed some narration which rounded out the drama perfectly. Would love to hear it extended beyond just GN.

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Gaudy is Great

Thank heaven's for a decent version of Gaudy nights , other stories equally great .


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Vol 3

Great stories and we'll acted by all involved, very enjoyable can't wait for vol 4

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  • John Bisset
  • 09-11-18

Fun Detective Radio Play

Growing up in Scotland during the 1940 to late 1950's, our home entertainment was the Wirekess, Radio to America. Much the same as in America during that era. Many of these shows were much !ike, we'd see later on Television. But detective plays were my favorite. We would turn off the lights and listen by the flickering flames.. Made it more mysterious and the sound effects, added to the effects. Was also a fan of Ian Carmichael from his movies. So besides the memories, I really enjoyed the plays. Just a real fun listen. Have to admit lover hearing all those British accents, I grew up with.

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  • Maisie Austen
  • 12-12-18

Superb!

Always fun to hear Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey. A little disconcerting to hear his older self in Gaudy Night and his younger self in Busman's Honeymoon, but glad both were included.