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  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three

  • The Sixties (1960-1968)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: full cast, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Paul Temple swings into the '60s with five complete radio dramas featuring the writer-cum-amateur detective and his wife, Steve, plus bonus archive material. Between 1938 and 1968, Paul and Steve's exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are 'The Gilbert Case' (1960 remake), 'The Margo Mystery' (1961), 'The Jonathan Mystery' (1963 remake), 'The Geneva Mystery' (1965) and 'The Alex Affair' (1968). This set also includes the bonus radio feature 'Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Sojourneruk on 09-07-17

Paul Temple at his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-17

Where does Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A classic collection of the best Paul Temple dramas. Superb performances by Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury and the supporting cast. Hours of complete enjoyment; worth every penny.

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  • The Avengers - The Lost Episodes, Volume 1

  • By: Brian Clemens, Ray Rigby, Richard Harris, and others
  • Narrated by: Julian Wadham, Anthony Howell, Lucy Briggs-Owen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Steed and Dr. Keel return to action in these four re-creations of classic lost episodes. 'Hot Snow'. Written by Ray Rigby, adapted by John Dorney. When an incomprehensible tragedy strikes on what should have been the happiest day of David Keel's life, he is left traumatised. Confronted with an apparently motiveless crime, he feels compelled to investigate and is drawn into London's seedy underworld of drug smuggling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authentic Original Avengers

  • By Spacecadet on 23-08-16

Let Down by Too Much In-filling

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Far too much time spent discussing how the roles and scenes were devised.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Avengers - The Lost Episodes, Volume 1?

Dramatisation and performance are great, but there is far too much time spent discussing how the scenes were devised and produced.

Any additional comments?

I had hoped for an audiobook that simply contained dramatic content. I should probably have read the description fully before I purchased. Too much padding between scenes distracted from the plot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One

  • The Early Years (1938-1950)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Carl Bernard, full cast, Hugh Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, 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 earliest adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

  • By foxymoron on 04-01-17

Generally Enjoyable But Rather Erratic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-17

What did you like most about Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume One?

I have always enjoyed the later series of Paul Temple, so thought I would give this collection a try. It is excellent in parts (The Vandyke Affair is particularly good). However, there is a fair amount of musical padding and, at the end of the Vandyke Affair, the soundtrack mysteriously goes into episode 6 of The First Penguin. I had no idea what happened to episodes 1 to 5 of that series. It left me totally confused.

Any additional comments?

This collection is disorganised and confusing. At the end of The Vandyke Affair (10:05 into the soundtrack), episode 6 of The First Penguin starts. Why are episodes 1 to 5 not in sequence with this episode?

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