We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (Dramatisation) Radio/TV Program

Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (Dramatisation)

Regular Price:£14.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In a thrilling case that takes Paul and Steve to exotic Egypt, Paul Temple is called in to investigate a mysterious murder. The twisting trail takes them from London to the back streets and nightclubs of Cairo.

From 1938 to 1969, crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife, Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats - and where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case. Now, Paul Temple is being brought into the 21st century in this brand-new eight-part recording of a lost-archive Paul Temple mystery, starring Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson.

© and (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

What the Critics Say

"This vintage radio serial was one of our shortlisted 40 best talking books."(The Guardian)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (116 )
5 star
 (78)
4 star
 (21)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.6 (74 )
5 star
 (53)
4 star
 (14)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (73 )
5 star
 (56)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    HM Bicester, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    HM Bicester, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Jolly Good!"

    Another Paul Temple mystery which are so sweet and formulaic. You know who the bad guy is as soon as you meet them but Paul Temple, Steve and the Police bumble about for a bit and have terribly exciting adventures. I love the music and the very quaint accents. Fantastic escapist fun which really helps to pass the time when painting the house. I can't wait for more tokens to arrive so I can download more. Also great to have on when the kids are around as no swearing or adult themes, it is just a very sweet and innocent mystery story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Highlight 09/01/2015
    Highlight 09/01/2015 Member Since 2016

    I Just ❤️ My Audiobooks 🌹Listen to them 24/7

    HELPFUL VOTES
    92
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    361
    196
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "❤️BRILLIANT & FANTASTIC Paul Temple"

    I love to listen to these on a cold lazy Sunday afternoon as I can snuggle up & relax to a charming good detective story for over 3 hours. These are pure joy as you follow the husband & wife team to find the murderer. Set in UK 50' & 60's these are excellently produced with a fantastic sound track of guns, parties, fires, speedboats & all sorts of exciting goings on. I bought the full collection. Steve & Paul are becoming like old friends. Love it ❤️

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Oceanflower London, United Kingdom 06/07/2016
    Oceanflower London, United Kingdom 06/07/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not the best Paul Temple"

    Usually love Paul Temple stories, but Steve's phoney 40's accent is irritating and the Cairo-based plot doesn't hold together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LuLu 19/03/2016
    LuLu 19/03/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Paul Temple & The Sullivan Mystery "

    Another excellent tale from the Paul Temple series! Thoroughly enjoyable & a pleasure to listen to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark H Kilwinning, United Kingdom 31/12/2015
    Mark H Kilwinning, United Kingdom 31/12/2015 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    106
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    118
    69
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent, in the style of the original broadcast"

    This is a dramatisation of a Paul Temple play in the style of the original broadcasts. It is a detective story 'of its time' when the vogue was for amateurs to solve cases for the police. The cast and production values are excellent and the story is sufficiently quirky, maybe even clunky, to be entertaining. My preference is still for the early Peter Coke versions, but this is an excellent alternative. If you like old fashioned , stylised 'detective' mysteries. then you will probably like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 10/12/2015
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 10/12/2015 Member Since 2011

    Indigo

    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    43
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A fascinating period piece!"

    It is quite an entertaining story and worth listening to simply for the language "By Timothy!" etc or for the fact that Paul Temple and his wife Steve seem to drink quite a few Martinis with no ill effects!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    juho kojima 10/07/2015
    juho kojima 10/07/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Egypt by TIMOTHY"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like oldies radio theatre


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    A sure thing


    Which character – as performed by Full Cast – was your favourite?

    Paul Temple, because I like his performance by mister Logan.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. it`s a very good addition to the Paul Temple/steve saga. Although if you listened to the other stories in the series, you can get a bit too used to the way that these stories are put together.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. Merry 08/06/2015
    S. Merry 08/06/2015 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Marvellous stuff"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Because it's a ripping good yarn, and terribly good fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Paul Temple, I love Steve (though she has a distressing habit of getting herself kidnapped and/or drugged (sometimes by her own husband)), and I loved this. London to Cairo via an aeroplane with no discernible safety features, dead bodies turning up all over the place, an international cast of crooks and ne'er-do-wells, some extremely dodgy accents, and - most importantly - an ordinary pair of horn-rimmed spectacles. Marvellous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sabine Brede Frankfurt 24/02/2015
    Sabine Brede Frankfurt 24/02/2015

    Everglader

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Top spannend"

    Sehr spannend, klares Englisch und authentische Geräuschkulisse! Einfach empfehlenswert! Eine der spannendsten Folgen- mind travelling vom Feinsten! Viel Spaß beim Zuhören!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.