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Summary

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'.

Duration: 17 and a half hours approx.

©1960-1968 Francis Durbridge (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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Wonderful

I love all the Paul Temple plays the are so wonderfully nostalgic. Wonderful acting Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury were fabulous such chemistry between them. The stories are great I have listened over and over again.

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Superb

If you could sum up Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three in three words, what would they be?

Old fashioned brilliance

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

Loved all

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Loved all

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Suspend modernity

Any additional comments?

Love these politically incorrect dramas. I find them comforting and ignore the sexist and class bias lol. They are a product of their time and whilst I feel for the butlers. I listen over and over my memory so poor I rarely remember who the killer is.

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bravo

excllent. dont make them like this anymore. i would highly recommend this title . a great listen.

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Excellent nostalgia

I love these old radio detectives, but was a bit disappointed when I bought volume 3, to find that the Gilbert affair on vol2 is also on this volume. So if you bought volume 2 you will only get four different episodes instead of five. Otherwise excellent!

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  • S. Webb
  • Hereford & Worcester, UK
  • 26-08-17

Classic Detective Drama

Loved every minute - highly recommended listening for hours of classic BBC Radio Crime Drama

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  • foxymoron
  • MORETON, WIRRAL United Kingdom
  • 21-06-17

Paul Temple at his best

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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  • Osric UK
  • Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 16-02-17

I would recommend you buy

Purchase this and volume two. You won't be disappointed. Great stories great acting. Wonderful production. Shame it came to an end.

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This brings back such wonderful memories and I can listen repeatedly for the definitive sound of Paul and Steve.

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fascinating glimpse into the past

This series really takes you back in time to a completely different way of life, albeit the domain of the priveleged few. I enjoyed having to use my imagination regarding the actors, the scenes, special effects etc. There were also comedic moments, some unintentional, which added to the enjoyment. I shall certainly look at earlier volumes, I think I'm hooked!

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old but good

love this set of radio shows, well played and great fun to hear very oldworld

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  • L. Wittke
  • 11-06-17

Good entertainment value "if"

If you are a mystery junkie like me, and are willing to overlook some highly dubious (and sometimes repetitive) plot lines for the joy of a glimpse of British life that probably never existed. Pure escapism and quite violent, both of the main characters scarcely flinch as bodies drop all around them. Still you get 8 seasons of classic BBC radio, quite a bargain for the cost of one book!

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