A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

Season 1 Episode 4

Have His Carcase, Part 1

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Apr 15, 1987 on BBC Two
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Have His Carcase, Part 1
Harriet Vane, staying by the sea to work on her latest book, finds the body of a man on the beach, with his throat cut - blood is still flowing from him, and a razor is lying nearby. With the tide coming in, Harriet gathers evidence and takes it to the police. Wimsey reads the story in the papers and comes quickly - to help with the mystery and also to pursue Harriet. The dead man was a Russian refugee, working as a ballroom dancing partner, who had just become engaged to a rich Englishwoman, and the local police decide he killed himself. Harriet believes he was murdered and sets out with Wimsey to prove it. They have to crack a coded message to find the killer.moreless

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      • Harriet: What on earth brings you here?
        Lord Peter: 'Famous Author Finds Body on Beach.' So, here I am, like a bird that hears the call of its mate.
        Harriet: I didn't call.
        Lord Peter: I meant the body.

      • Lord Peter: (looking through the dead man's things) Handkerchief. Silk… and an unfortunate colour.
        Harriet: It did match his socks.
        Lord Peter: Yes, I dare say it would.

      • Harriet: I shall have to get a better evening frock.
        Lord Peter: Get a wine-coloured one. I've always longed to see you in wine colour.
        Harriet: Port or burgundy?
        Lord Peter: What?
        Harriet: The frock.
        Lord Peter: Oh. Claret, Chateau Margaux '93, or thereabout. I'm not particular. Within a year or two.

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