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  • Actors: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Donald Eccles, Elizabeth Bradley, Michael Sheard
  • Directors: Raymond Menmuir, Robert Tronson, Hugh David, Rodney Bennett
  • Producers: Richard Beynon, Bill Sellars
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Run Time: 1002 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0096PXPZM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,227 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey in this classic BBC adaptation of the novels by Dorothy L. Sayers.

 These five feature-length adaptations bring all the wit, elegance and style of one of England’s classiest detectives to the scene of the crime – five crimes to be exact – each one presenting an interesting challenge for this sharpwitted mastermind.

 Join Lord Peter Wimsey as he uncovers the mysteries of: Clouds of Witness;

The Unpleasantness at The Bellona Club; Murder Must Advertise; The Nine Tailors; and Five Red Herrings.

 SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Exclusive Ian Carmichael Interview

• Subtitles

• Cast Filmographies

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89 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Minerva on 22 Feb. 2010
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Having watched some of these Dorothy L Sayers adaptations as a child, it was a nostalgic treat to be re-acquainted with the complete set featuring the much missed and somewhat underrated Ian Carmichael. The elaborately plotted and quite remarkable Nine Tailors is the standout for me but the whole set makes for enjoyable viewing and boasts, alongside two splendid central performances, a host of familiar tv faces from the 1970s such as Paul Darrow, Christopher Timothy, John Junkin, Gwen Taylor et al.

Carmichael's performance is more multi-faceted than some reviews suggest. Yes he does venture into Bertie Wooster mode during `Murder Must Advertise' (and with reason) but also subtly conveys the guilt of a man whose desire to investigate often results in unanticipated and painful moral dilemmas. He is matched every inch of the way by Glyn Houston's knowingly understated Bunter.

Inevitably this won't be for everyone, too considered , too `upper class', too `of its time' (in the moral code that Sayers and Wimsey insist upon)and too gentle for many. However for those who enjoy some finely crafted stories featuring great characters from an age of elegance, this will be a joy. The delightful and unassuming interview snippets with Mr. Carmichael adding a now poignant reminder of what a star we have lost.
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94 of 95 people found the following review helpful By M. Olding on 11 Feb. 2010
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This collection of Lord Peter Wimsey stories is superb. The late Ian Carmichael is at his debonair best as Lord Peter, and with solid support from Glyn Houston in particular and various key characters as the stories unfold, ensure that each episode is a complete joy. Both witty and, what is very important, essentially true to the original stories of Dorothy L. Sayers, lovers of the amateur detective genre,set in less sensational and gratuitiously violent times,will find in addition to the acting, the tight directing, excellent scripts and fine attention to period detail, a welcome escape from today's mainstream detective offerings.
Well worth buying.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Bob Moore on 6 May 2010
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Watching Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter back in the early seventies was one of the high points of television in my youth, and it was delightful to be able to watch again as I edge out of middle age into my dotage.

Sayer's detective stories combined excellent writing, clever plots and likeable characters. While purists can object that Carmichael was too old for the role, he plays the part well. The cast, costumes, props and settings all evoke the sprit of the stories and the age. The adaptations clearly needed to cut some of the original material, but remain remarkably faithful to the detail as well as the spirit of the original. They maybe over 25 years old but don't feel dated - and one fears any modern adaptation would suffer from this weird fetish for "improving" the story.

Great writing solidly translated to very entertaining television.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Aug. 2010
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The collection includes THE UNPLEASANTNESS AT THE BELLONA CLUB (1972), THE NINE TAILORS (1974), MURDER MUST ADVERTISE (1973), FIVE RED HERRINGS (1975), and CLOUDS OF WITNESS (1972). See individual titles for my reviews.

Excellent acting and close enough to the book that you cannot complain.
I bought these presentations as individual sets. First on video then replaced them with DVD's. You cannot ware down a DVD but I am trying it as each viewing brings forth a missed nuance.

Lord Peter Wimsey - The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club [DVD] [1973]
Lord Peter Wimsey - The Nine Tailors [DVD] [1974]
Lord Peter Wimsey - Murder Must Advertise [DVD] [1973]
Lord Peter Wimsey - Five Red Herrings [DVD] [1975]
Lord Peter Wimsey - Clouds Of Witness [DVD] [1972]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Feb. 2014
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Dorothy Sayers created a rather unusual sleuth in Lord Peter Wimsey -- think Bertie Wooster, except with a formidable crime-solving brain, a haunted past and a tendency to stumble across murders. And "Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Complete Collection" brings together all of the solid BBC adaptations of her works starring Ian Carmichael, which are hampered mainly by the fact that the cast is a bit old for their roles.

In "Clouds of Witness" Peter is on vacation when he finds out that his brother, The Duke of Denver (informally "Gerald"), is on trial for murder -- he had a blowup with his sister Mary's fiancee, Denis Cathcart, and the next morning, Cathcart was found shot through the heart by Gerald's gun, with Gerald bending over the body. The Duke stubbornly refuses to explain why he was out in the rain at three in the morning. Now Peter must unravel a mass of lies, secrets and red herrings, and figure out who truly killed Cathcart.

"The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club" happens while Peter is lunching with his mentally fragile friend George Fentimen -- elderly General Fentiman expires in his chair. Because the exact time of death is unknown (and the general's sister died at around the same time), it's not clear who the inheritance is going to. And when the body is exhumed and examined, it's found that the old guy was actually poisoned.

"Murder Must Advertise" when an employee at an advertising agency falls down a spiral staircase and breaks his neck. Using the name "Death Bredon," Lord Peter goes undercover at the agency, and quickly discovers that he has a natural talent for it. He also discovers that the agency is involved somehow in a seedy drug smuggling ring, and has links to an upper-class party crowd.
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