Campion (TV series)

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Peter Davison as Campion with his Lagonda
Also known as Mystery!: Campion
Genre Mystery
Starring Peter Davison
Brian Glover
Andrew Burt
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 16 (list of episodes)
Running time 50 minutes
Original network BBC1
Original release 22 January 1989 (1989-01-22) – 16 March 1990 (1990-03-16)

Campion is a mystery television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and Andrew Burt as his policeman friend Stanislaus Oates.

A total of eight novels were adapted, four in each series, each of which was originally broadcast as two separate hour-long episodes. Peter Davison himself sang the title music for the first series; in the second series, it was replaced with an instrumental version.

Episode guide[edit]

Series 1 - 1989[edit]

  1. "Look to the Lady"
    A mystery surrounding an ancient chalice. Features Gordon Jackson as Professor Cairey. Original air dates 22 and 29 January 1989.
    Book first published in 1931.
  2. "Police at the Funeral"
    The death of a member of a wealthy family. Features Timothy West as Uncle William Faraday. Original air dates 5 and 12 February 1989.
    Book first published in 1931.
  3. "The Case of the Late Pig"
    A man appears to have died twice. Features Michael Gough as Mr Hayhoe. Original air dates 19 and 26 February 1989.
    Book first published in 1937.
  4. "Death of a Ghost"
    A painter's legacy leads to murder. Features Jean Anderson as Belle Lafcadio and Carole Ruggier as Rosa. Original air dates 5 and 12 March 1989.
    Book first published in 1934.

Series 2 - 1990[edit]

  1. "Sweet Danger"
    The ownership of a tiny kingdom leads to a deadly treasure hunt. Features Lysette Anthony as Amanda Fitton and David Haig as Guffy Randall. Original air dates 12 and 19 January 1990.
    Book first published in 1933.
  2. "Dancers in Mourning"
    A series of pranks, and worse, upset a leading theatre star and his bizarre household. Features Ian Ogilvy as Jimmy Sutane and Pippa Guard as Linda Sutane. Original air dates 9 and 16 February 1990.
    Book first published in 1937.
  3. "Flowers for the Judge"
    Murder visits a respectable London publishing house. Features Robert Lang as John Barnabas and Barrie Ingham as Ritchie Barnabas. Original air dates 23 February and 2 March 1990.
    Book first published in 1936.
  4. "Mystery Mile"
    Campion must protect the family of an American judge on the trail of a sinister crime boss. Features Lisa Orgolini as Isobel Lobbett and Miles Anderson as Anthony Datchett. Original air dates 9 and 16 March 1990.
    Book first published in 1930.


A Lagonda 16/80 featured extensively in the series. The car used in the series is now kept in Germany.[citation needed]


The box set of every episode is available, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

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