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Hey listen to me I'm clever

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-2020

Intellectually underpowered egocentrics desperately in search of an idea. Evidence that standup has run out of steam. Get a job.

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Light but tight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2020

These are so much fun. The Sayers stories have interesting if contrived plots populated by colorful characters. Carmichael is the perfect Lord Peter...and you have to hand it to the BBC, backing him up with such wonderful players as Peter Jones as the manservant Bunter, Gabriel Woolf as Inspector Parker and Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane. For half an hour one can join them in a long-vanished English world of privilege in which crime and injustice always follow orderly processes on the way to justice being done. Not a hair out of place, immaculate tailoring and clues that always add up. Unpretentious and light but tight, in my view; and all the better for it. These episodes have stood the test of time well (as, one notes, have the reputations of the cast members). Both the 20s and the 80s are looking good in the rear-view mirror.

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