- Campion (TV series)
"Campion" is a television show made by the
BBC, adapting the Albert Campionmystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two seasons were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davisonas Campion, Brian Gloveras his manservant Magersfontein Luggand Andrew Burtas his policeman friend Stanislaus Oates.
A total of eight novels were adapted, four in each season, each of which was originally broadcast as two separate hour-long episodes. Peter Davison sang the title music for the first series himself; in the second series, it was replaced with an instrumental version.
eason 1 - 1989
1. Look to the Lady
A mystery surrounding an ancient chalice. Features
Gordon Jacksonas Professor Cairney. Original air dates January 22nd and 29th 1989.
2. Police at the Funeral
The death of a member of a wealthy family. Features
Timothy Westas "Uncle" William Faraday. Original air dates February 5th and 12th 1989.
3. The Case of the Late Pig
A man appears to have died twice. Features
Michael Goughas Mr Hayhoe. Original air dates February 19th and 26th 1989.
4. Death of a Ghost
A painter's legacy leads to murder. Features
Jean Andersonas Belle Lafcadio. Original air dates March 5th and 12th 1989.
eason 2 - 1990
1. Sweet Danger
The ownership of a tiny kingdom leads to a deadly treasure hunt. Features
Lysette Anthonyas Amanda Fitton. Original air dates January 12nd and 19th 1990.
2. Dancers in Mourning
A series of pranks, and worse, upset a leading theatre star and his bizarre household. Features
Ian Ogilvyas Jimmy Sutane. Original air dates February 9th and 16th 1990.
3. Flowers for the Judge
Murder visits a respectable London publishing house. Features Robert Lang as John Barnabas and
Barrie Inghamas Ritchie Barnabas. Original air dates February 23th and March 2nd 1990.
4. Mystery Mile
Campion must protect the family of an American judge on the trail of a sinister crime boss. Original air dates March 9th and 16th 1990.
* [http://www.idir.net/~nedblake/allingham_05.html Comment on the adaptations] at the Margery Allingham Archive
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/clip4.shtml The credit sequence] for the first season, at the BBC's Cult TV site (no longer maintained).
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/clip3.shtml The credit sequence] for season 2, as above.
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