A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

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BBC Two (ended 1987)

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Welcome to A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery guide at TV.com. This short series featured three investigations by amateur detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, and his associate, mystery writer Harriet Vane. Each episode is based on a novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. An earlier series of adaptions of her novels, Lord Peter Wimsey, was broadcast by the BBC between 1972 and 1975.
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  • A follow-up of sorts to the "Lord Peter Wimsey" series of the early 1970s; these adventures chronicle Lord Peter's burgeoning infatuation with mystery writer Harriet Vane, who was eventually to become his wife.moreless

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    The later adventures of Lord Peter Wimsey show us a different fellow from the debonair, faultlessly polite sleuth whom Ian Carmichael portrayed so effectively between twelve and fifteen years earlier. Edward Petherbridge, faced with the unenviable task of following this acclaimed and popular performance, instead shows us a lovelorn romantic, determined to make Harriet Vane (whom he saves from the hangman's rope) love him as he loves her. But Harriet, clever and vulnerable, has been bruised in love before - that's how she ended up in the dock, accused of murder - and is wary of committing herself even to the man who's saved her life. This gave things an interesting new slant, and Harriet Walter had charisma to spare as her aloof namesake. But the actual plots weren't very interesting and the more serious tone tended to point up their defects.moreless

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Drama, Suspense

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British TV