The Case of the Screaming Wrinkles

2 November 1975
ATV Networks Production

Screenplay: Dave Freeman
Executive Producer: Peter Rogers
Producer: Gerald Thomas
Director: Alan Tarrant

Lord Peter Flimsy...Jack Douglas
Punter...Kenneth Connor
Mrs MacFlute...Joan Sims
Admiral Clanger...Peter Butterworth
Inspector Bungler...David Lodge
Nurse Millie Teazel...Sherrie Hewson

Potter...Norman Chappell
Madame Petra...Marianne Stone
Charwallah Charlie...Melvyn Hayes
Major Merridick....John Carlin
Colonel Postwick...Michael Nightingale

(Included on Carry On at your Convenience DVD)

The Story

The guests of a luxurios country hotel are stunned when one of the guests dies after eating the Admiral's dinner. Only one man can solve the mystery (probably)...Lord Peter Flimsy, aided by his butler, Punter.




This is one of three episodes (The Nine Old Cobblers and The Case of the Coughing Parrot) that are based on the the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries of the 1920's. Freeman uses every detective gem possible, from Sherlock Holmes mists to Agatha Christie tea parties, and it works quite well. As with the other three, Kenneth Connor and Jack Douglas get most of the laughs ("Clanger... Clanger, That rings a bell", "So I believe M'Lord"), but Joan Sims playing a nice part as the owner of the residents home, using her vocal range more than usual. David Lodge as the Inspector is a very good addition the the regular team.

Robert Ross