Fentiman believes he is being followed by the shadowy figure of Mr. Oliver, and Ann Doland seeks to settle the estate when plans are made for exhumation.


Ronald Wilson


John T. Bone, Dorothy L. Sayers (novel)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ... Lord Peter Wimsey
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Bunter
Mark Eden ... Det. Insp. Parker
Terence Alexander ... Robert Fentiman
Donald Pickering ... Dr. Penberthy
John Quentin John Quentin ... George Fentiman
Vivien Heilbron Vivien Heilbron ... Sheila Fentiman
Anna Cropper ... Ann Dorland
Phyllida Law ... Marjorie Phelps
John Welsh ... Mr. Murbles
Clifford Rose ... Mr. Pritchard
Carleton Hobbs Carleton Hobbs ... Mr. Oliver
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Dr. Horner
Brian Murphy ... Detective
John Tordoff John Tordoff ... Hinkins


Fentinman is convinced he's being followed by a shadowy character called Oliver, but it's possible he doesn't exist. That, plus a mysterious letter written by the dead man, causes Wimsey to move to have the body exhumed. That causes Miss Dormand to try to settle the estate, but it doesn't stop the doctors from autopsying the body. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Crime | Mystery







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9 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Mr. Pritchard: I don't think I quite understand.
Lord Peter Wimsey: There are times, Mr. Prichaed. when I hardly understand myself.
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Written by Herbert Chappell
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It's a deep, complex mystery.
4 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Anyone wanting an instant resolution from the first episode be sorely disappointed. The second part continues in the same vein, a meandering mystery, with long drawn out scenes, and plenty of character development.

It's a deep mystery, which asks three questions, just who is Mr Oliver, where is he? What's making Anne Dorland so sad?

Anna Cropper is really good as the sullen Anne Dorland, she's incredibly melancholic and deep, it's a quality performance. I love Brian Murphy's less then aristocratic Private Detective, he's great.

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