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Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set 1
     

Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set 1

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Director: Hugh David, Anthony Ainley, Ian Carmichael

Cast: Hugh David, Anthony Ainley, Ian Carmichael

 
As originally produced in Britain for the BBC in the early 1970s, and later aired in the U.S. on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries constituted adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's popular crime thrillers that featured the titular 1920s sleuth. So popular were these programs on PBS, in fact, that they inspired an entire spin-off

Overview

As originally produced in Britain for the BBC in the early 1970s, and later aired in the U.S. on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries constituted adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's popular crime thrillers that featured the titular 1920s sleuth. So popular were these programs on PBS, in fact, that they inspired an entire spin-off series, Mystery!. This particular volume includes two original feature-length Wimsey episodes: Clouds of Witness (which finds Wimsey investigating the death of his future brother-in-law) and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, which finds Wimsey attempting to pinpoint who will inherit a fortune, when a Bellona Club member dies on the same day as his sister.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
UPC:
0054961836895
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
6:38:00
Sales rank:
3,049

Special Features

Interviews with Ian Carmichael; Production notes; Biography of Dorothy L. Sayers

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set One - Clouds of Witness / Part 1-3
1. Part 1: Shooting Party [13:11]
2. Part 1: Familial Woes [6:23]
3. Part 1: Inquest Goes on [14:13]
4. Part 1: Searching [11:04]
1. Part 2: Uncovered Clues [13:01]
2. Part 2: Open Case [10:32]
3. Part 2: On the Continent [8:56]
4. Part 2: Mr. Grimethorpe [11:17]
1. Part 3: Jeweled Cat [9:40]
2. Part 3: Mary's Secret [12:01]
3. Part 3: Wimsey Wounded [11:37]
4. Part 3: Class Struggle [8:39]
Disc #2 -- The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set One - Clouds of Witness / Part 4-5
1. Part 4: Pushed for Time [14:25]
2. Part 4: Grider's Hole [8:10]
3. Part 4: Bogged Down [12:08]
4. Part 4: Private Affairs [10:29]
1. Part 5: Trial of Life [11:28]
2. Part 5: New York News [11:22]
3. Part 5: Perilous Voyage [11:16]
4. Part 5: Lurking Danger [10:48]
Disc #3 -- The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set One - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
1. Part 1: Mysterious Circumstances: The Morgue [8:36]
2. Part 1: Mysterious Circumstances: Strange Reactions [9:15]
3. Part 1: Mysterious Circumstances: Time of Death [7:52]
4. Part 1: Mysterious Circumstances: Clothes Examined [11:05]
5. Part 1: Mysterious Circumstances: Fit of Rage [7:34]
1. Part 2: Mr. Oliver: Missing Poppy [9:24]
2. Part 2: Mr. Oliver: Taxicab Confessions [7:18]
3. Part 2: Mr. Oliver: Out to Lunch [9:13]
4. Part 2: Mr. Oliver: On the Trail [10:39]
5. Part 2: Mr. Oliver: Exhumation [8:13]
1. Part 3: That Damned Dorland Woman: Oliver Twist [8:31]
2. Part 3: That Damned Dorland Woman: Time Line [9:01]
3. Part 3: That Damned Dorland Woman: Cross Examination [7:47]
4. Part 3: That Damned Dorland Woman: Clear Account [9:18]
5. Part 3: That Damned Dorland Woman: Monkey Business [9:29]
1. Part 4: Execution Day: Snooping [8:04]
2. Part 4: Execution Day: Sweeping Evidence [10:35]
3. Part 4: Execution Day: Blackmail [7:12]
4. Part 4: Execution Day: Meeting Miss Dorland [6:37]
5. Part 4: Execution Day: Developments [11:51]

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Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This DVD is of the first two Lord Peter Whimsey mysteries. Clouds of Witness finds Peter trying to help when his brother, Gerald, is accused of murder. Introduces Bunter and Chief Inspector Parker, who join with Peter in the case. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, finds Peter faced with a multi-layered mystery when General Fentiman is found dead in his armchair. The acting is at a very high level, and Ian Carmichael is perfect as Lord Peter.
Stanlena More than 1 year ago
Quite different but interesting stories and the acting is good.
Mike_in_Dallas More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Dorthy Sayers books, and was delighted to find out that the BBC's Masterpiece Theatre had finally make a few of her classics into feature films. Ian Carmichael is wonderful in the title role. I am absolutely delighted with this and cannot wait for Series 2 to be released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the Lord Peter mysteries and I was thrilled to find this BBC series on dvd. I loved it when I saw it on tv several years ago and will watch it over and over. I bought both series 1 and series 2. Ian Carmichael is amazing as Lord Peter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic series...Ian Richardson is wonderful and the cast is superb...another excellent offering from the Brits!
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