Campion: Death of a Ghost

Campion: Death of a Ghost

Director: Michael Owen Morris, Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt

Cast: Michael Owen Morris, Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt

     
 
Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Death of a Ghost. Each year, the friends of a deceased painter gather to unveil one of his final 12 paintings. It is during one of these annual unveilings that the lights suddenly go out--and when they go back on again, a

Overview

Peter Davison stars as bespectacled, aristocratic private detective Albert Campion in this two-part adaptation of Margery Allingham's novel Death of a Ghost. Each year, the friends of a deceased painter gather to unveil one of his final 12 paintings. It is during one of these annual unveilings that the lights suddenly go out--and when they go back on again, a rather unpleasant young artist named Dacre (Patrick Bailey) turns up murdered. Before long, Dacre's own painting begin mysteriously vanishing. Campion has a pretty good idea who is the killer and thief, but Inspector Oakes (Andrew Burt) is not so easily persuaded--at least, not until murder rears its ugly head yet again. In America, Death of a Ghost was telecast November 9 and 16, 1989, as part of the PBS anthology Mystery!.

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Behind his distinctive owlish glasses and gentle, deceptive naïveté, Albert Campion conceals a passion for excitement and danger. Peter Davison (All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who) plays Margery Allingham's enigmatic sleuth, with Brian Glover as his loyal but slightly shady manservant, in these classic mysteries set in the 1930s. In Death of a Ghost, we find Campion hobnobbing with art lovers at the posh estate of his friend Belle Lafcadio. He thought he'd been invited to view a painting but finds himself viewing a body. When a second corpse turns up, Campion must provide an answer -- is it suicide, or another murder?

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/2003
UPC:
0794051174628
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

"Behind the Scenes"; Featurette; Cast and Author Bios

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [:43]
2. Johnny's Legacy [4:43]
3. Tom Darce [6:23]
4. Show Sunday [3:16]
5. A Blown Fuse [4:04]
6. Announcing Murder [6:00]
7. Max's Confession [5:02]
8. The Potter's [3:37]
10. Picture Hunt [4:13]
9. Paintings Amiss [6:26]
11. Claire Potter [7:55]
12. End Credits [1:12]
1. Opening Credits [:43]
2. Drinking Death [4:43]
3. The Widower [6:23]
4. Bottled Poison [3:16]
5. Closing In [4:04]
6. Hard Evidence [6:00]
7. A New Lead [5:02]
8. Hidden Cottage [3:37]
9. Dinner With Max [6:26]
10. Drunken Trap [4:13]
11. Mad Ending [7:55]
12. End Credits [1:12]

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