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Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two Radio/TV Program

Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two: The Fifties

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Publisher's Summary

Five complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur-detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material.

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème.

Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s: 'The Gilbert Case' (1954); 'The Lawrence Affair' (1956); 'The Spencer Affair' (1957); 'The Vandyke Affair' (the 1959 remake) and 'The Conrad Case' (1959). This set also includes a number of bonus items.

Duration: 19 hours approx.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    "Superb piece of radio theatre. Marjorie Westbury & Peter Coke as husband & wife detective team"

    A fantastic piece of radio theatre from the 1950s. Surprisingly it has not dated. Hail BBC!!!!

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    good old fashioned drama,with lots of action and .........no bad language or political correctness! bliss!

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    If you enjoy wallowing in nostalgia for the days when men were addressed by their surname and police officers drank copious whisky and soda while investigating crimes, this is for you. The plots have a recurring theme, but are sufficiently complex that it is very hard to guess the villains. The accents and special effects belong to another age when life was simpler and elocution was a virtue. But the suspense still works and the characters are convincingly voiced.

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    "Paul Temple stories are always a pleasure"

    The incredible feeling of nostalgia created by the full cast dramatisations is wonderful! These stories give us a glimpse into a past time when life was much more simple, and folk were well spoken and polite. The stories are typically over the top, action, gripping tales of adventure, mystery and intrigue: and the personal touches if the intimate relationships just adds to the feeling. Wonderful listening.

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    The stories are good and the audio quality is ok especially for the age of the material. There are several additional features but unfortunately there is a fair bit of repetition in these.

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