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Posh sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey probes an unsolved jewel theft and a grave mystery. Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael.

The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey is drawn into the case of an unsolved jewel theft - which turns into a grave mystery.

CAST:

Lord Peter Wimsey …. Ian Carmichael
Bunter …. Peter Jones
Ezra Wilderspin …. John Church
Mrs Venables …. Noel Dyson
Stephen Driver …. Stephen Greiff
The Rev Theodore Venable …. Phillip Latham
Emily …. Jenny Twigg
Mr Godfrey/Johnson …. Hayden Wood
Narrator …. John Westbrook

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. The Nine Tailors was first published in 1934.

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 Alistair Beaton.

Producer: Martin Fisher

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1980.

30 minutes

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Wed 28 Apr 2021 06:00

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