Ian Carmichael stars in the original British adaptations “Realized superbly” —The New York Times
As seen on Masterpiece Theatre
“Eternally appealing” —NPR’s Fresh Air
“The cast is splendid” —The Washington Post
Ian Carmichael stars in the original BBC adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers crime thrillers. Hailed by critics as one of the finest mystery series ever filmed, its success on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre
inspired the spin-off Mystery! Running at least three hours each, these dramas do full justice to Sayers’s vivid characters, trenchant wit, and lavish 1920s settings. THE MYSTERIES Clouds of Witness—Death hits close to home when Lord Peter’s future brother-in-law is murdered. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club—Two siblings die on the same day, leaving Wimsey to untangle who will inherit their fortune. Murder Must Advertise—Lord Peter goes undercover at Pym’s Publicity to investigate the death of a copywriter. Five Red Herrings—With six potential suspects, Wimsey must determine who murdered an unpopular artist. The Nine Tailors—The detective stumbles upon a decades-old case involving stolen emeralds and unidentifiable corpses.