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The Nine Tailors (1974– )

TV Mini-series | Mystery

The title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. In this adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers's intricate, nostalgic, and atmospheric novel of the same name, Lord Peter Wimsey, stranded in a New-Year's Eve ...See moreThe title refers to the nine strokes of a church bell to announce the death of a man. In this adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers's intricate, nostalgic, and atmospheric novel of the same name, Lord Peter Wimsey, stranded in a New-Year's Eve snowstorm ca. 1930 in the fens of eastern England, becomes the guest of a local clergyman, an adept enthusiast of the esoteric, mathematical art of change-ringing the eight swinging bells of his magnificent medieval church. Wimsey is pressed into service to assist with a heroic and historic all-night peal to welcome the new year. A few months later the vicar, having learned of Wimsey's reputation as a sleuth, summons him back to the village to investigate a mysterious body newly discovered in the churchyard, an unknown man secretly buried, who had apparently died about the time of Wimsey's first visit. A much earlier jewel robbery, details of church architecture, unclaimed letters from a French farm, and peculiarities of canon law are only a few of the further pieces of the puzzle which Wimsey must put together. Written by Paul Emmons See less
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Apr 13, 1975 (United States)

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Ian Carmichael
Lord Peter Wimsey Lord Peter Wimsey   See fewer
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Glyn Houston
Bunter Bunter   See fewer
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Elizabeth Proud
Mary Thoday / Mary Deacon Mary Thoday / Mary Deacon   See fewer
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Patrick Jordan
Cranton Cranton   See fewer
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Gail Harrison
Hilary Thorpe Hilary Thorpe   See fewer
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Christopher Banks
Archbishop of Canterbury Archbishop of Canterbury   See fewer
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Donald Eccles
Venables Venables   See fewer
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Elizabeth Bradley
Mrs. Venables Mrs. Venables   See fewer
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Neil McCarthy
Will Thoday Will Thoday   See fewer
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Kenneth Thornett
Supt. Blundell Supt. Blundell   See fewer
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David Jackson
Jim Thoday Jim Thoday   See fewer
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Dan Meaden
Ezra Wilderspin Ezra Wilderspin   See fewer
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Herbert Ramskill
Hezekiah Lavender Hezekiah Lavender   See fewer
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Peter Tuddenham
Jack Godfrey Jack Godfrey   See fewer
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Charles Lamb
Harry Gotobed Harry Gotobed   See fewer
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John Duttine
Walter Pratt Walter Pratt   See fewer
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Keith Drinkel
Deacon Deacon   See fewer
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Mark Eden
Chief Insp. Parker Chief Insp. Parker   See fewer
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Anne Blake
Lady Wilbraham Lady Wilbraham   See fewer
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Geoffrey Russell
Sir Henry Thorpe Sir Henry Thorpe   See fewer
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Desmond Llewelyn
Sir Charles Thorpe Sir Charles Thorpe   See fewer
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Bill Gavin
Dr. Baines Dr. Baines   See fewer
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Anthony Roye
Sir Hector Goffe Sir Hector Goffe   See fewer
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India Waters
Rosie Thoday Rosie Thoday   See fewer
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Judith Fellows
Mrs. Gates Mrs. Gates   See fewer
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Robin Wentworth
Inspector Frost Inspector Frost   See fewer
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Kenneth Colley
Potty Peake Potty Peake   See fewer
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Michael Stainton
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Kate Beswick
Suzanne Legros Suzanne Legros   See fewer
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Keith James
Shorty Shorty   See fewer
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Ronald Adam
Dowson Dowson   See fewer
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Ginette McDonald
Post Office Girl Post Office Girl   See fewer
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Sandra Frieze
Louise Louise   See fewer
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Wally Thomas
Coroner Coroner   See fewer
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Edwin Brown
Warder Warder   See fewer
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Maryann Turner
Mrs. Tebbutt Mrs. Tebbutt   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 276 votes