Lord Peter Wimsey battles to verify the whereabouts of key suspects in the murder of unpopular Scottish artist, Sandy Campbell.
Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, John Graham as Sergeant Dalziel, Gordon Clyde as Strachan, Sheila Mitchell as Mrs Smith-Le Mesurier 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 February 1978.