Campion: Season 2
BBC Home Video (1990)
TV Series  /  Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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7 hr 10 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter Davison Campion
Brian Glover Magister
Andrew Burt
Director
Christopher Hodson
Robert Tronson
Producer Jonathan Alwyn
Writer Jill Hyem
Brian Thompson

Campion, Albert, born 20 May 1900. Name known to be a pseudonym. Edcuation privileged. Embarked on adventurous career 1929. Justice neatly executed, specialist in fairy stories. This English show brings to life an enigmatic gentleman detective from Margery Allingham's detective stories set in the 1930s. Blinking owlishly behind his tortoise-shell glasses, amateur sleuth Albert Campion (played by Peter Davison) has a less-than-obvious fondness for dangerous adventure. He is supported by a clever but shady manservant in the craggy shape of Magersfontein Lugg (Brian Glover), probably the only gentleman's gentleman in fiction who looks and sounds like an old prize fighter. Although Margery Allingham wrote twenty-six Campion novels, only eight of her stories were filmed in this series. The eight episodes (each usually broadcast in two parts) are still occasionally repeated in the U.K. and elsewhere.
Episodes
Disc 01
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    1/12/1990  1.  Sweet Danger Part 1
Campion searches for the crown of a lost kingdom. Campion is asked to find documents that will prove that the Frittons are the rightful owners of a tiny Dalmatian state where oil has been discovered.
Director:  Robert Tronson  Writer:  Jill Hyem  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    1/19/1989  2.  Sweet Danger Part 2
Campion returns to Pontisbright in disguise in order to track down Savanke.
Director:  Robert Tronson  Writer:  Jill Hyem  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 02
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/9/1990  3.  Dancers in Mourning Part 1
Campion visits the country house of the famous dancer Jimmy Sutane to investigate a string of unpleasant practical jokes, and falls in love. On Campion's first night at White Walls, another guest, Chloe Pye dies - though whether by accident, murder or suicide remains to be seen. Then there are more deaths, and Campion finds himself under pressure.
Director:  Christopher Hodson  Writer:  Jeremy Paul  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/16/1990  4.  Dancers in Mourning Part 2
Influenced by his feelings for Linda Sutane, Campion refuses to believe the evidence against her husband Jimmy, and continues trying to clear his name. But when another murder occurs, Sutane's innocence becomes impossible to sustain.
Director:  Christopher Hodson  Writer:  Jeremy Paul  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 03
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/23/1990  5.  Flowers for the Judge Part 1
Campion is drawn into the family feuds besetting the Golden Quill publishing business. One of the Barnabas family, who own the company, is found dead, leaving Campion's friend, Mike Barnabas, as the chief suspect.
Director:  Michael Owen Morris  Writer:  Brian Thompson  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    3/2/1990  6.  Flowers for the Judge Part 2
Campion is determined to prove the innocence of his friend Mike Barnabas, arrested for the murder of Paul Brande, but in trying to do so he puts his own life in jeopardy.
Director:  Michael Owen Morris  Writer:  Brian Thompson  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 04
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    3/9/1990  7.  Mystery Mile Part 1
American Judge Crowdy Lobbett has suffered several attempts on his life and has decided to leave the United States and travel to England in the hope of finding a safe haven. The Lobbett family meet Campion on board their transatlantic liner, and the Judge's son Marlowe asks him to help with their problems. Campion takes the Lobbetts to the village of Mystery Mile, where he has friends, but the Simister gang is on the Judge's trail and he soon disappears, leaving Campion and the Lobbetts with a kidnapping to solve in a hurry.
Director:  Ken Hannam  Writer:  John Hawkesworth  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    3/16/1990  8.  Mystery Mile Part 2
Judge Lobbett mysteriously disappears, Biddy Pagett is kidnapped and Lugg tries to warn Campion off the Simister mob investigation, but he refuses to give in.
Director:  Ken Hannam  Writer:  John Hawkesworth  / Margery Allingham 
Edition Details
Series Campion
Distributor BBC Warner
Release Date 5/4/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 Cast Biographies
Disc 02 Cast Biographies
Disc 03 Cast Biographies
Disc 04 Cast Biographies
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