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Strong Poison: Episode One 

Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Director:

Christopher Hodson

Writer:

Philip Broadley (dramatisation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Walter ... Harriet Vane
Edward Petherbridge ... Lord Peter Wimsey
Richard Morant ... Bunter
Paul Hastings Paul Hastings ... Philip Boyes
Derek Royle Derek Royle ... The Rev. Arthur Boyes
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Ryland Vaughan
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Judge
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Sir Impey Biggs
Derek Ensor Derek Ensor ... Crofts
Christopher Scoular Christopher Scoular ... Freddy Arbuthnot
David Quilter David Quilter ... Chief Inspector Parker
Clive Francis ... Norman Urquhart
Timothy Bateson ... Pond
Shirley Cain Shirley Cain ... Miss Climpson
Norma Streader ... Miss Murchison
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Storyline

Lord Peter Wimsey is struck all of a heap by Harriet Vane, a murder-mystery novelist who's on trial for poisoning her lover with arsenic. And when she's given a temporary reprieve, Lord Peter, together with his manservant Bunter and the incomparable Miss Climpson, must work against the calendar to prove her innocence. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1987 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The title is taken from a version of the poem "Lord Randall." See more »

Goofs

At the conclusion of the first trial the judge tells the jury that there will be a re-trial. But whether to put the prisoner on trial a second time is a decision for the prosecution, not the judge. See more »

Quotes

The Dowager Duchess of Denver: [Referring to Harriet Vane] Curious to write about murder and be accused of murder oneself!
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Connections

References Blackmail (1929) See more »

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The Quintessential Lord Peter and Harriet Vane
20 April 2001 | by avanderson1031See all my reviews

These mysteries (based on the Dorothy L. Sayers novels Strong

Poison, Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night) represent the truest

adaptations of Ms. Sayers characters on film. Edward Petherbridge and Harriet Walter bring Lord Peter and Harriet Vane

to life in a way not seen before or since. Not only are these stories

well acted (even the minorest of characters is exquisitely cast) but

they capture the subtlies, nuances and style of the books. I have

been watching for these to come out on video for many years.

Don't miss them if you have the chance.


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