A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Season 1, Episode 8

Gaudy Night: Episode One (13 May 1987)

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While Peter is on a governmental mission, Harriet attends a reunion at Oxford and is recruited to find the author of a rash of vicious poison pen letters there.

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Edward Petherbridge ...
Richard Morant ...
Sheila Burrell ...
Dr. Baring
Carol MacReady ...
Miss Martin
Dilys Hamlett ...
Miss Devine
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Miss Burrows
Merelina Kendall ...
Miss Lydgate
Charmian May ...
Miss Hillyard
Auriol Smith ...
Miss Barton
Charlotte West-Oram ...
Miss Pyke
Nina Edwards ...
Miss Chilperic
Desmond McNamara ...
Padgett
Eileen Bell ...
Carrie Sadler
Lavinia Bertram ...
Annie Wilson
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Harriet Vane attends a reunion at her Oxford College and is asked by the Warden to investigate a series of poison pen notes that several members of staff have received. She takes up residence in the college and receives one of these notes herself. In the cloistered environment of the school, there is any number of possible suspects. In the absence of a motive however, it is difficult to determine if the culprit is a member of staff, a student or even if it is a man or a woman. When Lord Peter Wimsey visits the college - as much to see Harriet as for anything else - he agrees to assist in the investigation. What he finds is that one member of the staff had reason to seek vengeance. Written by garykmcd

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[Harriet calls Peter to talk at a restaurant with a dance hall]
Lord Peter Wimsey: Tell me, what's the matter?
Harriet Vane: I'm not sure I should.
Lord Peter Wimsey: Tell me or tango.
Harriet Vane: You know I can't tango!
Lord Peter Wimsey: You've no choice then, have you?
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Flawless Adaptation
4 September 2002 | by (Evora, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Gaudy Night is in my opinion (and a very humble one at that) Dorothy L. Sayers' best Lord Peter/Harriet Vane book, so I was quite excited about its screen adaptation. Well what can I say? Nothing short of perfection! Once again I am not disappointed by the ensemble cast - and here they had to evolve and revolve a little on the superb original. They did it well and beyond any expectation of mine. Kudos for them all!


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