Campion: Season 1
BBC Home Video (1989)
TV Series  /  Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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7 hr 10 mins UK / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter Davison Albert Campion
Brian Glover Magersfontein Lugg
Andrew Burt Chief Inspector Stanislaus Oates 
Director
Martyn Friend
Ronald Wilson
Writer Jill Hyem
Elaine Morgan

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    1/22/1989  1.  Look to the Lady Part 1
Campion learns that a mediaeval relic called the Gyrth Chalice, which for hundreds of years has been in the care of the Gyrth family at the village of Sanctuary, is threatened by an international gang of art thieves. For the Gyrths the stakes are high - if they lose the Chalice, their country estate will revert to the Crown. Campion travels to Sanctuary with Val Gyrth, and almost at once Val's aunt Lady Diana is found dead in the middle of a wood, apparently frightened to death... it seems the gang is already on the job.
Director:  Martyn Friend  Writer:  Alan Plater  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    1/29/1989  2.  Look to the Lady Part 2
When the safety of the ancient Gyrth Chalice is threatened, Campion embarks on a dangerous assignment to protect it. He soon discovers that his adversary will stop at nothing - even murder - in order to get the Chalice.
Director:  Martyn Friend  Writer:  Alan Plater  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 02
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/5/1989  3.  Police at the Funeral Part 1
A murderer is on the loose at Cambridge, where the family of the late Professor John Faraday is being murdered. His niece's husband Andrew is found in the river with a bullet in his head, then his daughter Julia is poisoned and his son William is attacked. Campion is called in by a friend, and Caroline Faraday, the Professor's widow, retains hin to protect her eccentric children William and Kitty and to find the murderer. Campion finds himself working on the case with Inspector Stanislaus Oates.
Director:  Ronald Wilson  Writer:  Jeremy Paul  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/12/1989  4.  Police at the Funeral Part 2
Campion receives a letter from an old Cambridge friend, asking him to help find a missing uncle of his fiancée. Campion is convinced that the murderer is part of the Faraday household.
Director:  Ronald Wilson  Writer:  Jeremy Paul  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 03
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/19/1989  5.  The Case of the Late Pig Part 1
'Pig' Peters dies and is buried... but then he turns up dead again...
Director:  Robert Chetwyn  Writer:  Jill Hyem  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    2/26/1989  6.  The Case of the Late Pig Part 2
Campion investigates the murder of 'Pig' Peters, whose funeral he attended three months earlier.
Director:  Robert Chetwyn  Writer:  Jill Hyem  / Margery Allingham 
Disc 04
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    3/5/1989  7.  Death of a Ghost Part 1
Campion, getting away from it all, visits his friend Belle Lafcadio, a rich art collector. Trouble begins with murder at an exhibition of pictures by a dead artist. First one body turns up, then another... and the identity of one of the departed comes as something of a surprise.
Director:  Michael Owen Morris  Writer:  Elaine Morgan  / Margery Allingham 
    Seen it: Yes   0 hr 55 mins    3/12/1989  8.  Death of a Ghost Part 2
Campion is convinced that a third murder is imminent. The inquest into the death of Claire Potter reveals that she died from nicotine poisoning.
Director:  Michael Owen Morris  Writer:  Elaine Morgan  / Margery Allingham 
Edition Details
Series Campion
Release Date 5/13/2003
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 Cast Biographies
Disc 02 Cast Biographies
Disc 03 Cast Biographies
Disc 04 See for Yourself - a behind the scenes look at Death of a Ghost
Cast Biographies
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