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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 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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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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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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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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Fun to hear.

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

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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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  • caroline armstrong
  • 12-04-17

I got totally immersed!

Wonderful! I found myself totally immersed and even pictured the people, their homes and the overall lifestyle. Loved it! Can’t wait for volume 2 in 2018!

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  • Old and grey
  • 11-16-17

Dramatisation

Really enjoyed these dramatisations, and it is really complementary to the book. Recording sounds dated now, but that is in keeping with the material!

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  • Wicked Kea
  • 11-13-17

Fun

Carmichael makes a good Peter and delivers the language well, doing the best that can be done off screen or off page to convey the emotional changes and darkness that his character must embrace. Fun to listen to as a cast affair.

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  • Duncan Macpherson
  • 04-11-18

great gripping stories

Difficult to stop going on to the next chapter...
Actors are superb - as always

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  • Ms. Teresa Mary Detain
  • 04-01-18

Brilliant books

Anyone that watched the Wimsy BBC series will be glad that Carmichael reprised his role as I couldn't have imagined anyone else voicing this character. The supporting cast are wonderful and the stories are well told.

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  • J. Chadwick
  • 03-30-18

Fab, fab.

It was a delight to listen too. Would recommend it. Well acted and very entertaining. Just as it should be.

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  • Denisedenny
  • 03-09-18

Good listen

The only down side was the length of music betweenchapters. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, first to.e I've read a Dorothy L Sayers book would listen to another

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  • Janette
  • 03-01-18

Classic

I really enjoyed listening to the old radio recordings of Lord Peter Wimsey, looking forward to the next instalment.

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  • andrea
  • 02-27-18

Wimsey wins again

Loved every ‘bally’ word and musical note thanks.
I shall be purchasing number 2 immediately.

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  • miss jean daffurn
  • 10-26-17

Lord Peter whimsey

Fantastic play highly recommend will be waiting for the next one to be released hope there are lots more

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  • Yvonne
  • 04-10-18

Easy listening

I enjoyed these light hearted gentleman sleuths. The narration is spot on, and the plots interesting, but you can't take the characters too seriously. Good easy listening series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-18

Classic Dorothy Sayerx

Great radio production, well thought out train of sleuthing, unusual plot. Loved it. on to the next in the series.

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  • Margaret
  • 11-18-17

Looking forward to the next

Ian Carmichael is my favourite Lord Peter. The pacing is is good as are the other voice actors.