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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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    S. M. A. John 31/10/2016
    S. M. A. John 31/10/2016

    To live is to listen!

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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!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Comfort Listening"

    Paul Temple was the longest running radio detective, and probably the last of the gentlemen detectives, and these series will take you back to another era. Many of the actors had worked together for years, and they have a great rapport, this,gives a sense of reality to the performances.

    The stories are good, although if you listen to many series, you will notice a bit of a formula, but they are very enjoyable nonetheless!

    Not really for those people who like to look for clues, and guess whodunnit, , your never really sure until the denouement, which is usually at a cocktail party, where all the principals are brought together!
    Great fun!

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    Kaygee 11/04/2017
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    "Nostalgic Radio Play"

    I really enjoyed the Paul Temple series. They reminded me of my childhood before television came to South Africa in 1975. The plays are fast moving, well acted out and good fun. The stories all follow a formula, but it's a formula that works.

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    "Nostalgia"

    I remember and love all these​ crime/thriller radio stories and aim to collect more of them.

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    MG Suffolk, UK 03/02/2017
    MG Suffolk, UK 03/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    old bagpuss

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    "A really good listen"
    Would you listen to Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two again? Why?

    Yes, It's like a really good film. Listen to it again and you listen for more things


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two?

    No one item leapt out, it was all so good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Goodness yes, I put my headphones on and it was fantastic.


    Any additional comments?

    This volume is certainly far better than volume 1, or at least going by the comments left. The chapters in Vol 2 flow through really well. You even get a slight role over from the last chapter so you keep up. The sound quality is also really good. If anyone has been put off buying this volume due to the comments of Vol 1, then be assured this copy is worth it.

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    clare 22/12/2016
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    "splendid!"

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

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    Steve_Morris 17/12/2016
    Steve_Morris 17/12/2016 Member Since 2017

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    "Great period drama"

    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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    Dave H 01/12/2016
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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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    Jonathan 06/11/2016
    Jonathan 06/11/2016
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    "Great stories and interesting additional features"

    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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    "Absolutely Fabulous!"

    I love, love, love Paul Temple mysteries, and this collection includes my favorite cast. I have listened to it over and over again, and I will doubtless listen to it many times more. I feel like it's as good every single time as it was the first time.

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