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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club 

When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.

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Series cast summary:
 Lord Peter Wimsey 4 episodes, 1973
Terence Alexander ...
 Robert Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
 Ann Dorland 4 episodes, 1973
 Dr. Penberthy 4 episodes, 1973
John Quentin ...
 George Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
Vivien Heilbron ...
 Sheila Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
Mark Eden ...
 Det. Insp. Parker 3 episodes, 1973
Derek Newark ...
 Mr. Murbles 3 episodes, 1973
 Nellie Mason 3 episodes, 1973
 Marjorie Phelps 2 episodes, 1973
 Mr. Pritchard 2 episodes, 1973
Noel Coleman ...
 Col. Marchbanks 2 episodes, 1973


When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem. Written by Kathy Li

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2 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Lord Peter Wimsey: Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club  »

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John Welsh replaced John Wyse in the role of "Mr. Murbles", the lawyer. See more »


Follows Clouds of Witness (1972) See more »

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Far from unpleasant
29 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Has the same loving attention to period as Clouds of Witness - but I don't think people said women were 'liberated' in the 20s. Some of my favorite lines have gone in favour of imported jokes that aren't as good as Sayers'. Anna Cropper is a natural for Ann Dorland, but it's a mistake to see her calling a mystery man. The actress playing Margery Phelps - here portrayed as Lord Peter's part-time girlfriend, and why not?- is impossibly arch. And why were George's lines about masculine women given to his wife to report (George says...)? Why was the scene where Shiela (the wife) embarrassingly reveals their debts (and her own devoted but rather irritating personality) cut? The actor playing George, though, is almost too good as the shell-shocked ex-officer. Just a few carps from a devoted Sayers fan. xx

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