Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)
"Campion" (original title)

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In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.


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Series cast summary:
 Albert Campion (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
 Magersfontein Lugg (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Burt ...
 Inspector Oates / ... (7 episodes, 1989-1990)


Albert Campion --a bespectacled aristocrat of many pseudonyms, who moves amongst the high class as easily as the the crime underworld-- loves detection and adventure. Aided by his burglar-turned-manservant Magersfontein Lugg, and his policeman friend Stanislaus Oates, Campion unravels eight mysteries over the course of the series. Set in the 1930s, the series is based upon the works of English crime writer Margery Allingham. Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

12 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Campion  »

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(16 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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All the episodes were 100 minutes long, shown as two 50-minute parts on consecutive weeks. See more »


Referenced in Countdown: Episode #22.28 (1991) See more »


(Title Theme)
Sung by Peter Davison
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Entertaining 1930s Mystery
22 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This BBC production is light, engaging fun beautifully filmed. Its main strengths are the performances of Peter Davison and Brian Glover along with the impeccable art direction of Steve Keogh. The repartee between Campion and Lugg from the novels is translated well. In the series, both characters are composites of their literary counterparts who evolved considerably over the course of the nine novels published in the 1930s (the first one, "Crime at Black Dudley" was not filmed). If you don't have the time or inclination to read Ms. Allingham's early novels, watching this series is the second best thing. The screenplays are generally faithful to the novels given the expected amount of condensation required to fit each into a hundred minute film, and the episode casts feature numerous fine performances by supporting characters. Overall, a good example of how to bring novels to the screen. In summary, if you like the classic, British country-house murder mystery, this is a fine example of that genre you shouldn't miss.

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