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7 October 1973 (USA) See more »
Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 15)
Ian Carmichael ... Lord Peter Wimsey (5 episodes, 1972)
Glyn Houston ... Bunter (5 episodes, 1972)
Mark Eden ... Det. Inspector Parker (5 episodes, 1972)
Rachel Herbert ... Lady Mary Wimsey (5 episodes, 1972)
David Langton ... Duke of Denver (4 episodes, 1972)
Georgina Cookson ... Helen, Duchess of Denver (3 episodes, 1972)

Isabel Jeans ... Dowager Duchess (3 episodes, 1972)
George Coulouris ... Mr. Grimthorpe (3 episodes, 1972)
Judith Arthy ... Mrs. Grimthorpe (3 episodes, 1972)
Francis De Wolff ... Sir Impey Biggs (3 episodes, 1972)
John Wyse ... Mr. Murbles (3 episodes, 1972)

Series Directed by
Hugh David (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Dorothy L. Sayers (5 episodes, 1972)
Anthony Steven (5 episodes, 1972)

Series Produced by
Richard Beynon .... producer (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Original Music by
Herbert Chappell (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wimble (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Production Design by
Raymond Cusick (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Kronig (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Makeup Department
Monica Ludkin .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Rhian Davies .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Sound Department
Norman Bennett .... sound: studio (5 episodes, 1972)
Peter Edwards .... film recordist (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Channon .... studio lighting (5 episodes, 1972)
John McGlashan .... film cameraman (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Music Department
Herbert Chappell .... composer: title music (5 episodes, 1972)
Series Other crew
Peter Edwards .... film recordist (1 episode, 1972)

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Dowager Dutchess:And as for your sister...
Lord Peter Wimsey:Now Polly's had a rotten show.
Dowager Dutchess:I don't care what she's had. But when I discover she's warming her thermometer on her hot water bottle to promote a temperature, and has swallowed the entire contents of a bottle of ipecacuanha so that her symptoms become even more convincing...
Lord Peter Wimsey:Mother!
Dowager Dutchess:It's true.
Lord Peter Wimsey:Are you absolutely certain?
Dowager Dutchess:My dear boy, she's been throwing the wool over the eyes of all of you! I suppose you call that kind of thing a neurosis or some such nonsense, and coddle it. In my days we called it hysterics and naughtiness, and we knew exactly how to deal with it.
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Followed by "Murder Must Advertise" (1973)See more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful to see it again, 4 October 2000
Author: lucy-66 from London

Why can't we (the British) make period mystery and drama like this any more? Everyone is superb, especially the Duke and his freeze-dried Duchess, who despite her stiff upper lip is attractive and sympathetic. Only Lady Mary lets the side down with some atrocious acting. She calms down for the trial scene, though. The costumes and interiors are perfect, but the actresses and make-up department just couldn't bring themselves to use the authentic bright red lipstick. I never noticed the Conan Doyle references before: Lord Peter says he's been chased by a 'hound of the Baskervilles', and falls not into the Great Grympen Mire but into Grider's Hole. And that's not all that's pinched from the 'Hound'.


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