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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

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Four

    • Paul Temple Returns (2006-2013)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Paul Temple lives again in these five complete radio dramas starring Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda Stephenson as his redoubtable wife, Steve. Each of these productions was made for BBC Radio 4 in an authentic 1950s-style studio conditions and based on the scripts of the original radio serials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Timothy Steve!

    • By Richard Evans on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £31.99

    • 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

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

    • The Fifties
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great period drama

    • By Steve_Morris on 17-12-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Paul Temple's White Christmas

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. In this festive short story featuring Francis Durbridge’s favourite debonair amateur detective, Paul Temple journeys to Switzerland to identify an elusive criminal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good short story but ....

    • By JDP on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats, a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply the best

    • By John on 11-06-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (Dramatisation)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jolly Good!

    • By HM on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats, a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great vintage radio!

    • By MrsGj on 30-07-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Another thrilling adventure for Paul Temple and his wife, Steve. A gang of counterfeiters is flooding Europe with dodgy dollars and Paul Temple is called in to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure escapism.......

    • By Karen on 09-07-14

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Curzon Case (Unabridged)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Curzon Case is a gripping story of kidnapping, intrigue and sudden death. Boys disappear from a public school, an aeroplane crashes nearby, and a murder occurs. Paul Temple has his work cut out trying to find out if all the events are connected and tracking down the mysterious Curzon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT a dramatisation!

    • By ThePuss on 24-09-07

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Just as Paul and Steve are about to go on holiday, Wilfrid Stirling visits with a plea. His daughter Brenda was recently murdered, her body dumped on a bomb site. Her boyfriend Howard Gilbert, seen walking away from the site, has been convicted of the murder and sentenced to hang, but Brenda's father feels sure he didn't do it. In spite of all the evidence against Gilbert, Mr Stirling asks Paul to clear his name and discover the real murderer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure escapism

    • By Karen on 19-10-14

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Paul Temple, the creation of Francis Durbridge, was one of radio's most popular sleuths. He and his glamorous wife Steve inhabit a sophisticated world where they sip well-chilled cocktails, where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always sends for Paul when the going gets tricky, and where Paul's incisive mind picks up every one of the carefully strewn clues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another case for only paul temple

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-08-13

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Send for Paul Temple

    • A 1940 full-cast production of Paul's very first adventure
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast, Bernard Braden, Peggy Hassard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Bernard Braden stars in an original 1940 full-cast production of the very first Paul Temple adventure. Between 1938 and 1968, the exploits of amateur detective Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, enthralled generations of BBC radio listeners. Theirs was an exciting world of violence and glamour - car bombs and cocktail parties. In Paul and Steve’s very first adventure, starring Bernard Braden as Paul, with Peggy Hassard as Steve, a spate of jewel robberies in the Midlands has left the police baffled.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Missing 2 episodes

    • By MRS E JOYNER on 17-05-15

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Paul Temple and Steve

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    A brand new, fully dramatised remake of the lost archive drama Paul Temple and Steve, starring Crawford Logan and Gerda StevensonFrom 1938 to 1968, 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. Now the dapper duo return refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves, to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant “who done it”

    • By barbara on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £14.00

    • A Case for Paul Temple

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    The police are desperate to cut off supplies of heroin and cocaine to the capital, but they are struggling. So Sir Graham Forbes turns to Paul Temple. By fast car and police launch, on deserted houseboats and midnight beaches, in dodgy East End pubs and smart West End restaurants, braving booby traps, bullets and blazing houses, Paul and Steve pursue the ruthless and feared drug dealer known only as ‘Valentine’. This new production for BBC Radio 4 uses the original scripts, vintage sound effects and much of the original incidental music from the missing 1946 production.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story ok cast.

    • By Osric UK on 12-08-16

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC Radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife. From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of radio's most popular series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old fashioned charm

    • By angeline on 21-10-11

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Just as he and Steve are looking forward to a well-earned break, Paul is contacted by the wealthy financier Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed by accident in Geneva. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive, and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Suddenly attempts are being made on Paul and Steve's lives, and they become embroiled in a plot of deception stretching from London to Switzerland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgia.

    • By Maggi on 06-06-09

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Full Cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In this adventure, Paul Temple is called in to investigate the disappearance of the Desmond baby, and the 'Sitter-In' Miss Millicent. When they visit Mary Desmond she is, understandably, very upset, it's already been a week since her eighteenth-month-old daughter vanished. The only clue is a telephone message left in Miss Millicent's handwriting: 'A Mr. Vandyke telephoned, he left no message'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic UK radio detective series

    • By Mark H on 27-02-15

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    This adventure begins with a body on a train, the word 'Alex' scrawled on the compartment window, and the discovery of a visiting card bearing the name 'Mrs Trevelyan'. More bodies follow, and the two names recur on each occasion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such fab stories

    • By K-C on 29-04-16

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Paul Temple And The Margo Mystery (Dramatisation)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By Donna P. on 11-02-16

    Regular price: £14.00

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