Ian Carmichael stars as the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey in this classic BBC adaptation of the novel by Dorothy L Sayers. When Captain Cathcart, the fiance of Lord Peter's sister, is murdered and Lord Peter's own brother is accused of the murder, Lord Peter Wimsey decides to join in the investigation in order to find out what really happened. A mysterious letter from Egypt, a grieving fiancee with a suitcase and a bullet destined for one very special Wimsey are uncovered but who is the real murderer?
A Family Affair
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Lord Peter, played by the ever excellent Ian Carmichael, gets involved in a suspected murder at the home of his brother, the Duke of Denver, what follows is a classic Dorothy L. Sayers mystery, with a few red herrings thrown in for good measure. The British class system of the 20's is depicted and gently ribbed (especially the House of Lords).