Lord Peter Wimsey - Complete Boxed Set (10 Disc) [DVD]
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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.
• Exclusive Ian Carmichael Interview
• Cast Filmographies
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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.
Well worth buying.
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.
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] 
Lord Peter Wimsey - The Nine Tailors [DVD] 
Lord Peter Wimsey - Murder Must Advertise [DVD] 
Lord Peter Wimsey - Five Red Herrings [DVD] 
Lord Peter Wimsey - Clouds Of Witness [DVD] 
of Lord Peter . So I was extremely pleased to discover what a good job Ian Carmichael made of it .The collection includes Clouds of Witness,The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club ,Murder must Advertise , The Nine Tailors and Five Red Herrings.Each tale is feature lenght and is virtually identical in every way to Dorothy L Sayers books right down to the dialogue.The sets the costumes and the language are perfect for the era. Lord Peter helped by Bunter his "man"solve unsemingly unsolvable crimes .Each film is a little gem .I have no intention of discussing the plots just to say the DVD is well worth the money to a fan of Dorothy L Sayers.
All in all there is a very pleasant nearly 17 hours of some of the best of British period drama here.
Now it's possible to enjoy this BBC production packaged in one box of 10 DVDs. Productions these days are not as studio-bound, nor are the female coiffures so "ropey", but there's not much here that could be improved. The great lack, for me however, is the absence of the narrative voice of Dorothy L Sayers. Yes, her dialogues, characters and plots stand up well, but she could write better than almost everybody else in this "genre", and to enjoy her prose you must return to the books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was well informed about the date of Arrival, the box of DVD was in a good condition.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for the "Nine Tailors" episode alone, which was screened first when we were learning to ring. The series is great.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Addict
These episodes are 40+ years old, but still look great. Of course they're not in HD, and our AV system had to work overtime to produce a watchable image, but your eyes adjust in a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. M. Attwood
A bit dated in style of acting and filming, but very enjoyable nevertheless.Published 2 months ago by D. Collins
I read the books but the series was never broadcasted here in Sweden so I just serched and this came up. Love it. A bit dated but that's part of the charm.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer