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Five Red Herrings 

Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers.
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Series cast summary:
Ian Carmichael ...  Lord Peter Wimsey 4 episodes, 1975
Glyn Houston ...  Bunter 4 episodes, 1975
Roy Boutcher Roy Boutcher ...  Henry Strachan 4 episodes, 1975
David Rintoul ...  Jock Graham 4 episodes, 1975
Michael Elder Michael Elder ...  Sergeant Dalziel 4 episodes, 1975
Russell Hunter ...  Matthew Gowan 3 episodes, 1975
John Junkin ...  Mr. Alcock 3 episodes, 1975
Robert James ...  Sir Maxwell Jamieson 3 episodes, 1975
Clive Graham Clive Graham ...  Michael Waters 3 episodes, 1975
Michael Sheard ...  Inspector MacPherson 3 episodes, 1975
David McKail David McKail ...  John Ferguson 3 episodes, 1975
Susan Macready Susan Macready ...  Gilda Farren 3 episodes, 1975
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ...  Hammond 3 episodes, 1975
Julie Peasgood ...  Fenella Strachan 3 episodes, 1975
Donald Douglas ...  Hugh Farren 2 episodes, 1975
James Copeland James Copeland ...  Wully Murdoch 2 episodes, 1975
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ...  Mrs. Alcock 2 episodes, 1975
Jan Wilson Jan Wilson ...  Miss Selby 2 episodes, 1975
Sally Kinghorn Sally Kinghorn ...  Betty 2 episodes, 1975
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ...  Miss Cochrane 2 episodes, 1975
Irene Sunters Irene Sunters ...  Mrs. Smith-Lemesurier 2 episodes, 1975
Elizabeth Sinclair Elizabeth Sinclair ...  Jeanie 2 episodes, 1975
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ...  Helen McGregor 2 episodes, 1975
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Solve the mystery with Lord Peter Whimsey, based on the book by Dorothy L Sayers.

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

19 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lord Peter Wimsey: Five Red Herrings See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The character Campbell is credited as Ian Ireland rather than Kenny Ireland. He was more famous for his appearances in Benidorm. See more »

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Referenced in Osirian Gothic (2004) See more »

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One of the best of its genre
30 June 2000 | by shoe-16See all my reviews

Originally produced for British television and shown on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, this mystery is one of the finest of the 'dilettante-ish yet ever so successful' Peter Wimsey series. The plot is pure Golden Age detective fiction with its solution depending upon demanding attention to arcane detail. Portrayals are up to the standards of Masterpiece Theatre and production values satisfy Beyond these facts, I have seen all the Ian Carmichael-Peter Wimsey mysteries many times and , though this mystery is not my favorite, I continue to think of this one as the best. The plot is faithful to the book and doesn't betray the solution as one other has done. The characters in a small Glaswegian town are delightful and Carmichael's Wimsey is not as insufferable as the character was originally written.


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