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Have His Carcase – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetI’m guestblogging today over at Crista McHugh’s blog, on “Take All Chances.” Have His Carcase stars Edward Petherbridge as Peter Wimsey. The production is notable, for me, for the excellence of the sexual tension portrayed by Petherbridge and Harriet Walter, … Continue reading

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Strong Poison – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetThe Edward Petherbridge adaptations of the Peter Wimsey novels follow the books less closely than the Ian Carmichael adaptations; there are still huge chunks of verbatim dialogue, but these later ones move scenes around a bit more freely, not really … Continue reading

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Gaudy Night – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetThe most recent Wimsey series, so far as I know (shown in America on PBS’ “Mystery”), starred Edward Petherbridge and Harriet Walter. It includes Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, and Gaudy Night. I’ll start with the last one because it’s … Continue reading

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Murder Must Advertise – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetDorothy Sayers’ Murder Must Advertise was adapted for television in 1973 with Ian Carmichael as Peter Wimsey. Other notables guesting were Peter Bowles as Major Milligan, Fiona Walker as Miss Meteyard, John Hallam as Ingleby, Christopher Timothy as Willis, and … Continue reading

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An Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetThis adaptation of Dorothy Sayers’ Peter Wimsey mystery An Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club features Derek Newark, whom I rather liked, as Bunter. He and Ian Carmichael as Peter have a wonderful scene as they prepare to begin questioning the … Continue reading

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The Nine Tailors – Peter Wimsey on tv

TweetWhile I’m out of town for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d post my comments on various television adaptations of Dorothy Sayers’ Peter Wimsey novels. It’s as good a way as any to occupy myself while I wait for release day for … Continue reading

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Me and The Doctor

TweetThis post originally appeared at Amanda McIntyre’s House of Muse Blog, 10/1/09. My name is Victoria and I am a Dr. Who fan. If you’ve never seen the show, it began on the BBC in 1963 and continued until 1989, … Continue reading

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Love of LIFE, not just a tv detective show

TweetI’m in mourning for Life, a television detective show starring Damian Lewis and Sarah Shahi. It went two seasons and has been cancelled. I heard a lot about it from friends before I actually saw it; I wanted to see … Continue reading

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