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|Campion - Look to the Lady|
Actors: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson, Iain Cuthbertson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Behind his distinctive owlish glasses and gentle, deceptive naivete, Albert Campion conceals a passion for excitement and danger. Peter Davison (All Creatures Great and Small, Doctor Who) plays Margery Allingham's enigmati... more »
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bernie | Arlington, Texas | 02/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Once again, BBC outdoes its self with adapting books to TV. This time it is with a Margery Allingham mystery, Camion. Screenplay by Alan Plater.
Peter Davison as Albert Campion and his faithful companion Brian Glover as Magersfontein Lugg are so good in this 1989 TV series that even when you read the book you think of them. The story sticks closely to the book in the beginning; however first time through the program you will notice that it becomes abbreviated and Alan Plater shows thru. By the second viewing, you are hooked.
In this installment Campion aka Twelve Trees among other names, recruits Robin Lermitte as Val Gyrth to help protect the Gryth challis from being stolen by an unknown collector. We meet with many mysterious people including polite criminals and a wicked witch.
Will the challis be pilfered right-out from under Campion's nose or was it too late from the beginning?
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Campion-Look to the Lady
Superbibliophile | 11/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Alber Campion, born may the 20th, 1900. Name known to be a pseudonym. Education: priviledged. Embarked on an adventurous career 1929. Coups neatly executed. Nothing sordid. Deserving cases preferred. Police no object."
This movie is great! Peter Davison is EXCELLENT as Mr. Albert Campion(!) and Brian Glover as Lugg! I can't imagine anyone doing better than they did unless the characters themselves stepped from the book! (high praise from a book fanatic that has quite high standards).
I have watched this movie over and over, and love it.
A few deviences from the book (but compared to the massacres that I have seen of almost every other book made into a movie, it's quite forgivable), and my favorite line was missing, but quite, quite, forgivable, as the acting of Peter Davison and Brian Glover as their charaters is Magnificent. On, Campion, On!"