A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Season 1, Episode 1

Strong Poison: Episode One (25 Mar. 1987)

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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Petherbridge ...
Richard Morant ...
Paul Hastings ...
Philip Boyes
Derek Royle ...
The Rev. Arthur Boyes
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Ryland Vaughan
Preston Lockwood ...
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Sir Impey Biggs
Derek Ensor ...
Christopher Scoular ...
David Quilter ...
Clive Francis ...
Timothy Bateson ...
Shirley Cain ...
Miss Climpson
Norma Streader ...
Miss Murchison


Lord Peter Wimsey is struck all of a heap by Harriet Vane, a murder-mystery novelist who's on trial for poisoning her lover with arsenic. And when she's given a temporary reprieve, Lord Peter, together with his manservant Bunter and the incomparable Miss Climpson, must work against the calendar to prove her innocence. Written by Kathy Li

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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25 March 1987 (UK)  »

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During the scene where Wimsey is walking to Urquhart's office, he passes a theater closed for renovations to convert to sound films. Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" is advertised as the first British sound film, which will premiere there on July 17, 1929. Actually was only a part-talkie as sound became available well after "Blackmail" was into production, and few scenes were reshot with sound. "Blackmail" officially premiered in the U.K. on June 30, 1929. See more »


Lord Peter Wimsey: Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go see a man about a dog - or I should say, a parson about his son.
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References Blackmail (1929) See more »

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Brilliant acting; don't settle for Ian Carmichael!
27 January 2002 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Edward Petherbridge is the only Wimsey. His performance showed not only His Lordship's sharp intellect and cutting wit; but the more subtle angst woven into the character.

The tentative and complex relationship with Miss Harriet Vane (accused murderess - and you thought your love life was a challenge!)is played to perfection.

Oh, yes - and there's a mystery too.

See this one, and enjoy!

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