Dorothy L Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 3
  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 3

  • Dorothy L Sayers

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

    Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

    Murder Must Advertise sees Lord Peter going undercover in an advertising agency to investigate the death of a copywriter.

    The Nine Tailors finds the aristocratic detective stranded in a remote village, where he is drawn into a case of stolen jewels and an unidentified body.

    Gaudy Night takes place at Harriet Vane’s old Oxford college, where a series of spiteful pranks and poison-pen letters have torn apart the academic community. With Lord Peter’s help, can she uncover the perpetrator?

    In Busman’s Honeymoon, newlyweds Harriet and Peter have their marital bliss disturbed by a body in the basement – and are once again embroiled in a murder investigation.

    These evocative dramas also feature Allan Cuthbertson, Peter Jones, Joanna David and Sarah Badel. Also included on this release is a bonus interview with top crime novelists P. D. James and Jill Paton Walsh about Gaudy Night, conducted by Henny Fordham.

    Duration: 11 hours approx.

Dorothy L Sayers (June 1893 – December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays. [Wikipedia]