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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

Three classic full-cast dramatisations
Written by: Dorothy L Sayers
Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these definitive BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' classic crime novels.

Aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey was the master creation of Dorothy L Sayers, widely acknowledged as one of the four original 'Queens of Crime'. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s, and presented here in their entirety - are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

Whose Body? is the tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

In Clouds of Witness, Lord Peter's eldest brother stands accused of murder. In collaboration with Inspector Parker, Wimsey slowly uncovers a web of lies and deceit within his own family....

Unnatural Death finds Peter probing the mysterious death of an elderly lady. He suspects foul play, and with the help of the indomitable Miss Climpson, sets about his investigations in deepest Hampshire....

Produced by Simon Brett (author of the Charles Paris series), these acclaimed dramas also feature Peter Jones, Patricia Routledge, Miriam Margolyes and Garard Green.

©2017 Dorothy L. Sayers (P)2017 Penguin Random House UK

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Great adaptations

These three stories provide wonderful adaptations of the respective Sayers's books as one would expect from the BBC - high quality. Highly recommendable.

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  • Beau-Geste Washington
  • 2017-09-26

Great to have the LPW stories on Audible.

I read all the books 25 years ago. It's wonderful to hear them as I cook. I forgot how I missed Ian Carmichael voice and the friendship of Charles, Bunter and Peter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-11-14

Lord Peter brought to life

So excited to have Ian Carmichael's Lord Peter Wimsey available in both dramatic & novel form. Please add Busman's Honeymoon in both forms to Audible. These are gems of the Golden Age detective stories .

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  • Stillwater, OK United States
  • 2017-10-28

Lord Peter at his best

Excellent BBC Cast performs three early Lord Peter novels. Exceedingly well done. Great to hear Ian Carmichael in main role

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  • Areana S
  • ST AUGUSTINE, FL, US
  • 2018-08-08

It was music that made me remove a star

I love books of almost every genre (excluding romance, non-fiction, and westerns) and English murder mysteries have a special place in my heart HOWEVER I had the worse time with that music!! There was no need. It didn’t add to anything and worse it was recorded at a higher decibel than the narration. I wear earphones (very very good ones) and was gardening while listening to this and at times the narrators voices became almost whispers then suddenly that infernal music would blast my eardrums. Had the stories themselves been unentertaining then I would have given up. I also do find that the mix of so many voices does tend to confuse one as we are expected to KNOW the characters by voice alone at times. And some of the narrators rushed through their lines that I missed a bit here and there.
All in all, if you can find these books read by ONE person you will definitely find it more enjoyable. However based on the story itself I have to give credit where credit is earned and this book earned my credit

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  • Coffee Lover
  • Huntsville, AL
  • 2018-04-15

Loved It!

Loved every one of these stories and will purchase all the volumes. Ian Carmichael is the marvelous thread that strings them all together though all of the narrators are excellent.

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  • San Fran
  • 2018-12-03

Great dialogue adaptations - irritating music

Voices get really quiet and hard to hear and then the music come up extremely loud. There is no middle ground with the audio. You go from, what wa that? I have to back up, to having horns blast out your eardrums. I would prefer less intro and exit music and more dialogue.

Aside from the horns and volume problems, the stories are enjoyable.

I am getting the next in this series, as there are currently no unabridged Audible versions of the individual stories available.

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  • Jan H. Wolfe
  • 2018-01-28

Fun to hear.

I enjoyed the stories but at times the dialect was hard to understand. Good show!

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  • Julie H
  • 2019-02-04

A Must Listen for All Lord Peter Wimsey Fans

This volume 1 contains 3 separate Lord Peter stories. I believe they are all abridged to some extent but done in an excellent manner such that the story flows easily. The characters and voices are most enjoyable. I got a kick out of Patricia Rutledge , of the BBC s "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Hetty Wainthrop Investigetes", who voices Lord Peter's mother.

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  • Pam Hicks
  • Clallam Bay, WA
  • 2018-06-21

Nothing better!

BBC adaptations are a great listen, especially the dramatic mystery series originally written by the greats!

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  • Lee
  • 2017-12-21

loved it

all around a good show. lovely listening. only drawback was what they had to leave out the story to make a radio performance.

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