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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

Four BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Dramatizations, Book 10-13
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Murder Must Advertise sees Lord Peter going undercover in an advertising agency to investigate the death of a copywriter.

The Nine Tailors finds the aristocratic detective stranded in a remote village, where he is drawn into a case of stolen jewels and an unidentified body.

Gaudy Night takes place at Harriet Vane’s old Oxford college, where a series of spiteful pranks and poison-pen letters have torn apart the academic community. With Lord Peter’s help, can she uncover the perpetrator?

In Busman’s Honeymoon, newlyweds Harriet and Peter have their marital bliss disturbed by a body in the basement - and are once again embroiled in a murder investigation.

These evocative dramas also feature Allan Cuthbertson, Peter Jones, Joanna David and Sarah Badel.

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Just perfect!

These dramatisations are great! The books are naturally better, but if you want to just listen to a great adaptation you can’t go past these. Ian Carmichael is Peter Wimsey and is the anchor to each performance and never fails to deliver.

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Interrupting credits

The performance and story were horribly marred by the announcements of the acting cast members at both the beginning and end of every single chapter. The excessive interruptions ruined the continuity of the stories. Very disappointing.

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  • Mountain K9iner
  • 13-01-2019

Only one negative thing to warn you about...

and that, I'm sad to inform you, is that you will eventually reach the end of the book.

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  • John Bisset
  • 09-11-2018

Fun Detective Radio Play

Growing up in Scotland during the 1940 to late 1950's, our home entertainment was the Wirekess, Radio to America. Much the same as in America during that era. Many of these shows were much !ike, we'd see later on Television. But detective plays were my favorite. We would turn off the lights and listen by the flickering flames.. Made it more mysterious and the sound effects, added to the effects. Was also a fan of Ian Carmichael from his movies. So besides the memories, I really enjoyed the plays. Just a real fun listen. Have to admit lover hearing all those British accents, I grew up with.

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  • McMommy
  • 09-05-2019

No Headings

I really wish Audible would designate chapters by title so I could easily find the story I want to listen to, without having to preview every single chapter. While well done, this was difficult to navigate.

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  • Wonder Twin Fabulous
  • 28-11-2019

Love, love, love Peter Wimsey and Harriet Wimsey

The only fly on in this ointment is the actress playing Harriet Wimsey in Busman's Honeymoon. She speaks with great snobbery about the matter of servants and snooty foods. Harriet has just left a life where she still is not quite accustomed to having money and in fact spent every penny she had on her bridal outfit. She's very sympathetic and not at all snobbish, so this jarring little note is off-putting. Otherwise, a great little collection.

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  • Grace K
  • 13-01-2019

Good adaptations

The performance is magnificent. Sorry differ. Bit from the book t some points but the plot is there.

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  • Maisie Austen
  • 12-12-2018

Superb!

Always fun to hear Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey. A little disconcerting to hear his older self in Gaudy Night and his younger self in Busman's Honeymoon, but glad both were included.

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  • K. Ray
  • 15-10-2020

Delicious read. Pretentious writing?

I enjoy everything Dorothy L. Sayers ever wrote, and she evokes her period, with all its prejudices, brilliantly. Several reviewers have complained about the difficulty of sorting the dramas. Chapters 1- 6. Murder Must Advertise. Sayers worked in an agency herself, so part of this drama is a fascinating glimpse into that world in another era. You might think part of it verges on the silly, as it tries to portray the "gay young things" of the period. Chapters 7-14. Nine Tailors. To me, possibly the best mystery story ever written. (Or runner up to Tey's Brat Farrar?) Set in the fens. Wonderful characters. Chapters 15-19. Gaudy Night. A paean to Oxford, and to educated women. Or the question of the '30's: what do women give up to be educated? Chapters 20-25. Busman's Honeymoon. Murder in a fascinating old English fixer-upper.

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  • Beau-Geste Washington
  • 03-07-2020

Wonderful!

I thoroughly enjoyed the LPW radio series! Older radio performances are in a league of their own.

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  • Kristi Rose
  • 04-03-2020

Love Lord Peter and this one is the best!

Great voice acting as usual. Gaudy Night was a bit of a change from the regular stories, but I highly enjoyed it.

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  • AnneK
  • 07-02-2020

Old Radio Times

love The series and have read the books and watched the old tv episodes with both Ian Carmichael and Edward Petheridge. Really nice dramatization including effects and period music. The scream was quite realistic, my husband called out in alarm! I can just imagine the pleasurable anticipation for each episode. However, this being the 21st century and bingeing a perfectly acceptable pastime I listened to the series one after another.

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  • B. Allen
  • 29-04-2019

We all need some Lord Peter in our lives

I adore these dramatisations of Lord Peter Wimsey stories, and Ian Carmichael is the perfect voice for him. The only issue I have with this drama collection is the incredibly jarring music at the beginning and end of each and every episode/chapter. Apart from that, I absolutely love this!

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  • jmonelle
  • 21-03-2019

stately and fabulous

I'm always sorry when I reach the end of a LPW story. if only he really existed! And Ian Carmichael surely is the embodiment of the character.

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  • Ian David Williamson
  • 01-01-2019

The Lord Peter Wimsey

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey as far as I'm concerned. This dramatization brings the books to life and now I cannot read them without hearing the voices of this cast. Maybe not for everyone but I really enjoyed it.

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  • Kate
  • 25-07-2020

Outstanding adaptation

Ian Carmichael is the perfect Lord Peter and this is a superb adaptation of these iconic books.

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  • Cat
  • 02-07-2020

Brilliant adaptions

I have read the Peter Wimsey stories many times, but was tempted by the audio versions while recovering from surgery. Ian Carmichael is the perfect Lord Peter (I loved him in the TV adaptions!). The books are now dated, but as enjoyable as ever. Highly recommended for Dorothy L Sayes fans

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-2020

a joy forever

Exquisite performances of well-loved source material. Every character is perfectly cast. The best accompaniment during lockdown.

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  • CateEsther
  • 15-06-2020

A bygone age of detective work

Read the books to see her complete writing gift. They've chopped and changed Harriet's actor which frustrates but it's still wonderfully put together.

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  • Tony Rawlinson
  • 15-06-2020

The Definitive Wimsey

Always a pleasure to spend time in the company of the great Ian Carmichael and his definitive LPW.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 08-04-2020

Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Collection V3

This is a brilliant adaptation of the stories, the cast are all great, it really takes you thete. Just brilliant.

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  • Preston
  • 05-04-2020

first class stories

this collection contained some first class stories, well acted throughout, they made excellent entertainment at the end of a long day

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