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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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  • beaver
  • Leura, NSW
  • 24-01-2019

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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  • 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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  • K. B. D. W
  • 11-05-2019

over edited

Sayer's original story line was over edited in Busman's Honeymoon. Nine Tailors could have used more editing it ran way too long.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • angiehoops
  • 22-04-2019

Truly excellent

I love these radio stories, brilliantly told by a fine cast. Harriet Vine sounded a bit too old in Busmans Honeymoon but not a major problem.

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  • Hannah
  • 24-03-2019

loved it

for fans of the golden age of crime writing. I really enjoyed it and the acting was good too.

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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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  • Monty
  • 29-01-2019

Fantastic

Most of the stories are heavily abridged but as I've read the books several times that is of no matter. I absolutely loved them all what a treat

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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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  • Simon
  • 12-11-2018

Good read

An excellent book by a master story tekler. Well worth every penny. A crime thriller supreme great value for money

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  • Nicholas
  • 04-11-2018

The best one so far

Beautifully acted, a snapshot of how well the BBC could produce for the radio, entertaining and utterly involving despite the mannered nature of the plot! Please do more!

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  • Harley quinn
  • 10-10-2018

Excellent

Good story, well acted, a must for all Whimsy fans. Dorothy L Sayers at her best.

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  • Eric
  • 03-10-2018

Dialed in the dramatisation for the classics

Same great cast; allowed some narration which rounded out the drama perfectly. Would love to hear it extended beyond just GN.