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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The title is taken from a version of the poem "Lord Randall." See more »


Lord Peter Wimsey: [to Freddy about Harriet's trial] She's innocent, my pessimistic chum, and prove it I'm going to.
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References Blackmail (1929) See more »

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The Quintessential Lord Peter and Harriet Vane
20 April 2001 | by (Silver Spring) – See all my reviews

These mysteries (based on the Dorothy L. Sayers novels Strong

Poison, Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night) represent the truest

adaptations of Ms. Sayers characters on film. Edward Petherbridge and Harriet Walter bring Lord Peter and Harriet Vane

to life in a way not seen before or since. Not only are these stories

well acted (even the minorest of characters is exquisitely cast) but

they capture the subtlies, nuances and style of the books. I have

been watching for these to come out on video for many years.

Don't miss them if you have the chance.

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