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The Nine Tailors

Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 11
Narrated by: Ian Carmichael
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations, and Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

Lord Peter Wimsey, man about town and amateur sleuth, and his man Bunter, are drawn into a series of intriguing incidents after being stranded in the remote village of Fenchurch St. Paul.

What is the identity of the grotesquely disfigured corpse found in the churchyard? Who murdered him and why? Perhaps the Fenchurch bells hold their own answers to the mystery....

Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, this Radio 4 dramatisation was first broadcast as a weekly serial in 1980.

Duration 3:15

Public Domain (P)2016 BBC Digital Audio

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  • Steven
  • 05-10-2016

A wonderful radio performance of a classic mystery

A terrific adaptation for the radio, a brilliant cast pull you into a most perplexing mystery. A perfect companion to a leisurely drive or a little gardening.
The sound effects add to the sense of actually being there watching the whole story unfold.
Highly recommended to all all fans of classic crime

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  • suzymaus
  • 25-04-2020

excellent story

kept me Interested right to the end, bbc did a good job with the cast

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  • Michael A
  • 31-08-2018

Ding dong

the bells the bells or for whom the bells toll. excellent whodunnit from Dorothy. ding.

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  • Gertrude Perkins
  • 12-06-2018

The ultimate Wimsey performance

If you're a fan of Lord Peter, these dramatisations are the must-have series. Over the years I've had them on audio tape, CD and now have them downloaded. They're a pleasure to listen to. The later books ready by Edward Petherbridge are extremely well read too - it's not hard to picture him as Lord Peter obviously, as he played him in the TV adaptation in the 80s. However, as far as a full cast option goes, these are brilliant.

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  • Highlight
  • 30-01-2018

FANTASTIC DOROTHY L SAYERS

Well done BBC. This can not be bettered. Fantastic full cast who bring to life this excellent Dorothy L Sayers play. The cast and the soundtrack so realistic. This is what we want when we purchase a full cast production audiobook. I have the full set of these BBC Sayers and all of them are of this level of production. Please, let’s have more like this. Thank you! Just a shame we no longer have the wonderful character actor the charming Mr Ian Carmichael who for me is Lord Peter Wimsey.

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  • Jane
  • 29-10-2017

Old school

The cast features many old-school British actors and some cracking scenery-chewing performances in minor roles. My only criticism would be that the text is very much abridged and if you’re a big fan of the novel you will notice the loss.

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  • H W Giddens
  • 03-09-2017

The Nine Tailors

I have revisited this story on Audible after hearing it a number of years ago on cassette. It was as thoroughly enjoyable as I remembered and I listened all through in one sitting whilst ironing, making that task easier to bear! I shall now be going on to the others with Ian Carmichael. He has such a rich and interesting voice, so we'll suited to the part of Lord Peter Wimsey

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  • Flint
  • 14-01-2017

A good performance

This is one of my favourite Lord Peter Wimsey stories and this was a very enjoyable performance, my only complaint is that if didn't last enough.