Category Archives: Miniseries

Joseph Morgan is “Ben Hur” (2010) – reviewed by George

This iteration is a television two-parter. It stars a young cast, many of whom have many credits. Both parts time out at 1:36, so it can be watched easily in one sitting.The story is the same, with some new happenings, … Continue reading

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Michael Gambon is Jules Maigret in “Maigret”, Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 (1991) – reviewed by George

Episode 5: Maigret on Home Ground Maigret’s day starts strangely – he receives an unsigned letter saying that a crime will take place at the first Mass on All Soul’s Day in the church of Sainte-Fiacre where Maigret was born … Continue reading

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Edward Petherbridge is Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter is Harriet Vane in “Gaudy Night” (1987) – reviewed by George

A coffin is being lowered into a grave, not in a churchyard, but somewhere on a private estate. We hear a eulogy that identifies the deceased as a man. Cut to a young woman in a church practicing hymns on … Continue reading

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Edward Petherbridge is Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter is Harriet Vane in “Have His Carcase” (1987) – reviewed by George

The tale begins where “Strong Poison” left off – with Harriet turning her back on Lord Peter and walking away. Now we see where she went: on a walking tour near the sea. She is walking along a cliffside when … Continue reading

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Edward Petherbridge is Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter is Harriet Vane in “Strong Poison” (1987) – reviewed by George

On a dark evening in London a copper sees a man who may be drunk. He starts toward the man, who manages to get a cab before the patrolman can cross the street. At his destination the cabbie and a … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “The Nine Tailors”, Parts 2, 3, and 4 (1974) – reviewed by George

After the shortest opening I could write (which was already too long to add to) here are the closing chapters of the story. We left Wimsey and Bunter (Glyn Houston) with their car off the road in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “The Nine Tailors” (1974) – reviewed by George

This story is a flashback to the days of WWI. The staff of a large estate is preparing the wedding reception of the son of the house, and the butler, Deacon (Keith Drinkel), says, “Mr. Henry and his lovely lady … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “Five Red Herrings” (1975) – reviewed by George

Wimsey and Bunter (Glyn Houston) are on their way north for a bit of a vacation. The choice of place was predicated on good courses for Lord Peter to golf on and good scenery for Bunter to paint. In the … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club” (1973) – reviewed by George

Wimsey arrives at the Bellona Club and runs into George Fentiman (John Quentin), whom he is delighted to see. George is glad to see him as well. He bemoans the state of the club, calling it a morgue. Peter says, … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey in “Clouds of Witness” (1972) – reviewed by George

A shoot is taking place in overcast weather at Riddlesdale, the country home of Gerald, the Duke of Denver (David Langton) and his Duchess Helen (Georgina Cookson). The men are serious about bagging many birds, but the women, out of … Continue reading

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