Five Red Herrings (1975– )
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Episode #1.3 

Some of Wimsey's five red herrings who were formerly missing surface and a key witness comes forward,


Robert Tronson


Dorothy L. Sayers (novel), Anthony Steven


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ... Lord Peter Wimsey
Glyn Houston ... Bunter
John Junkin ... Mr. Alcock
Clive Graham Clive Graham ... Michael Waters
Robert James ... Sir Maxwell Jamieson
Michael Sheard ... Inspector MacPherson
David McKail David McKail ... John Ferguson
Roy Boutcher Roy Boutcher ... Henry Strachan
Susan Macready Susan Macready ... Gilda Farren
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ... Mrs. Alcock
Julie Peasgood ... Fenella Strachan
David Rintoul ... Jock Graham
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Hammond
Michael Elder Michael Elder ... Sergeant Dalziel
Irene Sunters Irene Sunters ... Mrs. Smith-Lemesurier


Some of Wimsey's five red herrings who were formerly missing now surface and a key witness comes forward, A Biblical quote becomes a key piece of evidence in Lord Peter's search for the murderer of misanthropic, almost universally-disliked artist Campbell. Written by

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Crime | Mystery


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Wimsey mentions that Bunter has prepared twaite meunière for his luncheon rather than the more traditional kippers. Meunière is a French culinary term which refers to both a sauce and a method of preparation, primarily for fish. The word itself means "miller's wife". Thus to cook something à la meunière was to cook it by first dredging it in flour. A meunière sauce is a simple preparation-brown butter, chopped parsley, and lemon, and the name refers to its unelaborate rustic nature. The fish is likely trout ("truite" in French, but is misspelled as "twaite" in the subtitles.) See more »


Lord Peter Wimsey: [to Bunter] For my own part, the time has come to talk of many things to one or two of our red herrings.
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The Girl with Then Flaxen Hair
Music by Claude Debussy
Played by Ian Carmichael
Played by Ian Carmichael on piano
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Very enjoyable once again.
12 March 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Wimsey continues the hunt for Campbell's killer, a young witness comes forward and explain how she witnessed Campbell fighting with an unknown figure on the night of his death, a search of the scene leads to a very bizarre, but revealing discovery.

Another very revealing installment, which gives us us an insight into the killer's identity, and ticks one or two off the potential list of suspects.

An interesting biblical reference to David and Jonathan, an indicator to the killer's identity.

Irene Sunters is great as the amusing and slightly predatory Mrs Smith lemesurer.

Fine, 8/10.

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2 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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