The Nine Tailors: Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #1.3 (27 Apr. 1975)

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Wimsey discovers that the mysterious murdered man spent time in France and travels there to speak to his wife, and with the Vicar's help later later cracks a cipher.



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Episode cast overview:
Ian Carmichael ...
Glyn Houston ...
Donald Eccles ...
Elizabeth Bradley ...
Mrs. Venables
Neil McCarthy ...
Elizabeth Proud ...
Mary Thoday
India Waters ...
Rosie Thoday
Kenneth Thornett ...
Supt. Blundell
Patrick Jordan ...
Gail Harrison ...
Hilary Thorpe
Kenneth Colley ...
Potty Peake
Kate Beswick ...
Suzanne Legros
Ginette McDonald ...
Post Office Girl


When a well is discovered on the estate, Hilary Thorpe suggests to Wimsey that it may contain evidence. Using his rod and reel Sir Peter recovers clothing and rope that came from the body of the man found in the Thorpe grave. He is able to ascertain that the deceased spent time in France and is able to track down his French wife, from whom he gets valuable information. He also is able to locate the real Cranton and interview him, and with the help of Reverend Venables, he is able to crack a complex bell code cipher that reveals the hiding place of the stolen emeralds... if they are still there. Written by

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Did You Know?


The mathematical science of using logarithms to to plot the change ringing of church bells employed by Vicar Eccles and Wimsey is known as 'camponology." See more »


Cranton: [Realizing Lord Peter knows who he is] Well, if your lordship recognizes me, that's torn it.
[laughs ironically]
Cranton: I should have to come clean as the sheet said to the patent washer.
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Holy, Holy, Holy
Lyrics by Reginald Heber (1827)
Music by John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Sung by the church congregation in the last scene
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