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Program Title
The Nine Tailors

Based On
The novel by Dorothy L. Sayers

Adapted By
Anthony Steven

Number of Episodes:

The story opens in 1914, just as World War I breaks out. Wimsey attends a wedding in Norfolk and the Wilbraham emeralds are stolen. A man is jailed for the robbery, but the jewels are not recovered. Eighteen years later, as the result of an accident, Wimsey finds himself back in the village of Fenchurch St. Paul faced with an unsolved mystery, a dead man, and a denouement in a bell tower which almost costs him his own life as he realizes the identity of the killer.

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Cast Characters
Ian Carmichael Lord Peter Wimsey
Glyn Houston Bunter
Donald Eccles Rev. Mr. Venables
Keith Drinkel Deacon
Elizabeth Bradley Mrs. Venable
Edwin Brown Warner
Desmond Llewelyn
Elizabeth Proud Mary (Deacon) Thoday
Neil McCarthy Will Thoday
John Duttine


Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Raymond Menmuir

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