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The Body in the Burn

Wimsey, Five Red Herrings Episode 1 of 8

Aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey goes on a Scottish fishing holiday in Kircudbright, but ends up catching more than trout - when he's called upon to investigate the death of a local artist.

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Bruce Bennett as Murdoch and Bill Wallace as Waters.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. The Five Red Herrings was first published in 1931.

Classy and sharp-witted, aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Bredon Wimsey was born in 1890 and educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving in the military during the First World War.

Ian Carmichael appeared as Lord Peter Wimsey for BBC Radio from 1973 to 1983, in addition to the BBC TV adaptations that were broadcast between 1972 and 1975.

Adapted for radio in six episodes by Chris Miller.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1978.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Sep 2015 01:00