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The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set 2
 
 
Artist
Ian Carmichael & others. Rodney Bennett, Robert Tonson & Raymond Menmuir, directors.
Studio Acorn Media
Format 3 DVDs Full screen
DVD Encoding
Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 054961843596
Runtime/Release Date 10 hrs 4 mins/2010
Daedalus Item Code 38511
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Lord Peter goes undercover at Pym's Publicity to investigate the suspicious death of a young copywriter in Murder Must Advertise, while in Five Red Herrings he must determine which of six suspects could have murdered an unpopular artist. And, stranded in a sleepy village after a car accident, Lord Peter stumbles on a decades-old case of stolen emeralds and unidentifiable corpses, in the case of The Nine Tailors. A wealthy bon vivant of the 1920s, Lord Peter Wimsey is played to perfection by British comedy actor Ian Carmichael in these original BBC adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers mystery novels. Hailed by critics as one of the finest mystery series ever filmed, its success on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre inspired Mystery! in 1980, which went on to feature superlative adaptations of such classics as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Running about three hours each, the Wimsey dramas do full justice to Sayers's vivid characters, trenchant wit, and lavish settings.
 
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