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1. The Body in the Bath

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Amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey heads to Battersea for a suspicious death. Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael.

Amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is called to Battersea following the alarming discovery in an architect's bathroom...

Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic sleuth.

British gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey features in a number of detective novels and short stories by English crime writer, Dorothy L Sayers. Whose Body? was first published in 1923

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

Lord Peter Wimsey ...... Ian Carmichael
Bunter ...... Peter Jones
Dowager Duchess ...... Patricia Routledge
Mr Phipp ...... Norman Bird
Inspector Parker ...... Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Phipps ...... Betty Huntley-Wright
Inspector Sugg ...... Stephen Thorne

Adapted in five episodes by Chris Miller.

Producer: Simon Brett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1973.

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