A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey
General Fentiman can be found every day at his club, settled with a newspaper in his favorite chair. So it comes as a shock when another member notices that the general isn’t sleeping at all—he is dead.
The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered, and it is up to aristocratic amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey to sort out the nasty business. Was this a straightforward death by natural causes? Perhaps … but why can no one remember seeing the general enter the club the day he died?
Above all, the exact time of the general’s death must be determined, for an inheritance of half a million pounds depends on it. With so much money at stake, could his heirs, both club members, be lying?
Moving between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, Lord Peter untangles an intriguing case that will tax his extraordinary brain to the limit.
Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter, with the late Peter Jones as Bunter, and Martin Jarvis as George Fentiman, in this full-cast dramatization of one Dorothy L. Sayers’ most popular mysteries.
About the Author
Dorothy L. Sayers (1923–1957) is the English-born author of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, reviews, and translations. She is best known for her detective fiction, considered among the classics of the genre, and for her amateur detective character, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Ian Carmichael (1920–2010) appeared in a vast number of television productions, including The Importance of Being Earnest and the outstandingly successful The World of Wooster series for BBC TV. He portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in several series for television and starred in two seasons of Strathblair. His film appearances included Lucky Jim, The Lady Vanishes, and Heaven’s Above.
Peter Jones (1920–2000) was a British actor, screenwriter, and broadcaster. He was one of the original contestants on the BBC Radio 4 game show Just a Minute, and he voiced The Book in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Among his many other film, television, and radio credits are Midsomer Murders, Rumpole of the Bailey, Chariots of Fire, and Casualty.
Date of Birth:June 13, 1893
Date of Death:December 17, 1957
Place of Birth:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920