Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ellery Queen and Lord Peter Wimsey on TV

There have been some pretty good television series based on the detective novels of the golden age. Recent attempts have generally been conspicuously unsuccessful or even outright disasters but back in the 1970s these things were often done surprisingly well.  

Two of my favourites were the Ellery Queen series starring Jim Hutton which aired on NBC in 1975 and 1976 and the 1970s BBC adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter. 

For anyone who’s interested I’ve reviewed both the Ellery Queen and the Murder Must Advertise episode of the BBC Lord Peter Wimsey series on my Cult TV blog.

1 comment:

  1. In 1975, Wyngarde was fined £75 for an act of "gross indecency" in the WC of Gloucester Bus Station and his career on TV was over.