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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club 

When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.
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Series cast summary:
Ian Carmichael ...  Lord Peter Wimsey 4 episodes, 1973
Terence Alexander ...  Robert Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
Anna Cropper ...  Ann Dorland 4 episodes, 1973
Donald Pickering ...  Dr. Penberthy 4 episodes, 1973
John Quentin John Quentin ...  George Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ...  Sheila Fentiman 4 episodes, 1973
Mark Eden ...  Det. Insp. Parker 3 episodes, 1973
Derek Newark Derek Newark ...  Bunter 3 episodes, 1973
John Welsh ...  Mr. Murbles 3 episodes, 1973
Celestine Randall ...  Nellie Mason 3 episodes, 1973
Phyllida Law ...  Marjorie Phelps 2 episodes, 1973
Clifford Rose ...  Mr. Pritchard 2 episodes, 1973
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman ...  Col. Marchbanks 2 episodes, 1973
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When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem. Written by Kathy Li

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A marvellous mystery.
6 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Fans of today's style of crime dramas may struggle a little with this, as it lacks gore, violence and the punchy production values, but for anyone that has a penchant for true crime, mystery, superb character play, and vintage drama, will truly love this, and be utterly absorbed in the tangled mystery spun by Dorothy L Sayers. This is a very faithful adaptation of the novel, and Carmichael is very much the Detective written in the book, his performance in every production, just perfect.

The characters are amazingly brought to life, I especially liked the performance of Anna Cropper, who played the tragic, sullen Anne Dorland, but everyone performs well.

It's splashed with moments of humour too, the fourth episode contains a terrific comedy duo couple.

It's glorious viewing for a Sunday afternoon. Yes it's long, but definitely worth seeing. It's great. 9/10


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