The Five Red Herrings

The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations.

Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L.

Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

When Sandy Campbell's body is found at the foot of a cliff near the small town of Kircdubright, the local constabulary are convinced that the argumentative painter is a victim of a tragic accident.

But when Lord Peter Wimsey turns up, the hunt begins for an ingenious killer.

Faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for murder, the aristocratic amateur sleuth must deduce which are the five red herrings and which has blood on his hands.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
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LPW01The Body In The Burn1978010420051219 (BBC7)
20051220 (BBC7)
20100426 (BBC7)
20100427 (BBC7)
20110622 (BBC7)
20110623 (BBC7)
20130411 (BBC7)
20130412 (BBC7)

The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations.

Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L.

Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.

When Sandy Campbell's body is found at the foot of a cliff near the small town of Kircdubright, the local constabulary are convinced that the argumentative painter is a victim of a tragic accident.

But when Lord Peter Wimsey turns up, the hunt begins for an ingenious killer.

Faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for murder, the aristocratic amateur sleuth must deduce which are the five red herrings and which has blood on his hands.

Lord Peter Wimsey's Scottish fishing is curtailed by the death of a local artist.

His Lordship and faithful Bunter investigate.

The death of an artist curtails the upper class sleuth's Scottish fishing trip.

Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael.

The death of an artist curtails the upper class sleuth's Scottish fishing trip. Dorothy L Sayers' whodunnit with Ian Carmichael.

LPW02Disappearances1978011120051220 (BBC7)
20051221 (BBC7)
20100427 (BBC7)
20100428 (BBC7)
20110623 (BBC7)
20110624 (BBC7)
20130412 (BBC7)
20130413 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the death of a Scottish artist but the key suspects keep disappearing.

As the upper class sleuth probes a Scottish artist's death, key suspects keep vanishing.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

As the upper class sleuth probes a Scottish artist's death, key suspects keep vanishing. Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

LPW03Bicycles1978011820051221 (BBC7)
20051222 (BBC7)
20100428 (BBC7)
20100429 (BBC7)
20110624 (BBC7)
20110625 (BBC7)
20130415 (BBC7)
20130416 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey's investigations of the death of an artist are complicated by the disappearance of several bicycles.

As the upper class sleuth probes an artist's death in Scotland, more evidence disappears.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

As the upper class sleuth probes an artist's death in Scotland, more evidence disappears. Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

LPW04Bunter Investigates1978012520051222 (BBC7)
20051223 (BBC7)
20100429 (BBC7)
20100430 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
20110628 (BBC7)
20130416 (BBC7)
20130417 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey's faithful manservant, Bunter, takes the initiative in the investigation of the murder of a Scottish artist.

As the posh sleuth probes an artist's murder, his manservant Bunter takes the initiative.

Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

As sleuthing Lord Peter Wimsey hunts for a murderer, his manservant takes the initiative. Stars Ian Carmichael and Peter Jones.

LPW05Alibis1978020120051223 (BBC7)
20051224 (BBC7)
20100430 (BBC7)
20100501 (BBC7)
20110628 (BBC7)
20110629 (BBC7)
20130417 (BBC7)
20130418 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey sets about verifying the alibis of the key suspects in the murder of a Scottish artist.

The upper class sleuth tries to verify the alibis of the key suspects.

The upper class sleuth tries to verify the alibis of key suspects in the murder of a Scottish artist.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

Lord Peter Wimsey attempts to verify the whereabouts of key suspects in the murder.

Lord Peter Wimsey attempts to verify the whereabouts of key suspects in the murder of a Scottish artist. Stars Ian Carmichael.

LPW06Evidence Of A Commercial Traveller1978020820040303 (BBC7)
20051227 (BBC7)
20051228 (BBC7)
20100503 (BBC7)
20100504 (BBC7)
20110629 (BBC7)
20110630 (BBC7)
20130418 (BBC7)
20130419 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey pores over the evidence and sifts the clues to establish who murdered a Scottish artist.

The upper class sleuth examines the evidence to establish who murdered a Scottish artist.

The upper class sleuth sifts through the evidence to establish who murdered a Scottish artist.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

Who murdered a Scottish artist? Suave sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey weighs up more clues. Stars Ian Carmichael and John Graham.

Who murdered a Scottish artist? Suave sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey weighs up more clues.

LPW07Council Of War1978021520051228 (BBC7)
20051229 (BBC7)
20100504 (BBC7)
20100505 (BBC7)
20110630 (BBC7)
20110701 (BBC7)
20130419 (BBC7)
20130420 (BBC7)

There are many theories in the case of a murdered Scottish artist, but Lord Peter Wimsey is the man to get to the bottom of it.

Theories abound over an artist's murder, but the sleuth is determined to nail the killer.

Theories abound over an artist's murder, but the upper class sleuth is determined to nail the killer.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

Theories abound over an artist's murder, but the upper class sleuth is determined to nail the killer. Stars Ian Carmichael.

LPW08 LASTReconstruction1978022220051229 (BBC7)
20051230 (BBC7)
20100505 (BBC7)
20100506 (BBC7)
20110701 (BBC7)
20110702 (BBC7)
20130422 (BBC7)
20130423 (BBC7)

Lord Peter Wimsey and his 'council of war' reconstruct the final hours of a murdered Scottish artist.

The upper class sleuth and his cohorts piece together the murdered artist's final hours.

The upper class sleuth and his cohorts piece together the final hours of the murdered artist.

Stars Ian Carmichael.

Lord Peter Wimsey and his cohorts piece together the final hours of the murdered artist.

Upper class sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey and his cohorts piece together the final hours of the murdered artist. Stars Ian Carmichael and John Graham.