Daedalus is now featuring the Dick Barton: Special Agent Collection: "32 thrilling episodes" of the 1979 TV adaptation of the enormously popular British radio series. Best of all, the Daedalus price is $7.98 (new) for the 2 disc set ($34.95 new on Amazon. No really. It’s time to rethink your book and entertainment purchasing).
|Ian Carmichael as Dorothy Sayers' hero Lord Peter|
- The start of it all, The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Set 1 and Set 2. One of the finest mystery series ever filmed, its success on PBS's Masterpiece Theater inspired Masterpiece Mystery! British comedy actor Ian Carmichael plays Lord Peter to perfection in these original BBC adaptations of the Dorothy L. Sayers novels. (Daedalus has the fantastic Sayers books, too.)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Alec Guinness (above left) is still the best George Smiley! His creator, John le Carré, thinks so. BTW, have you read his latest, A Delicate Truth?
- Maigret: Complete Collection (Michael Gambon, Brenda Blethyn, Minnie Driver, Michael Sheen) Okay, it’s written by Belgian Georges Simenon, and set in France, but English actor and BBC mainstay Michael Gambon is spot-on in this 1992 Masterpiece Mystery!
- In case you missed it, Endeavour: Series 1, including the pilot and all four episodes, is also available. That's the "prequel" to Inspector Morse, in which we get to see the opera-loving curmudgeon in the early days of his police career.
|Alec Guinness again|
|Michael Gambon as Maigret|