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.
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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.
"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!!!!
"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.
I remember and love all these crime/thriller radio stories and aim to collect more of them.
"A really good listen"
Yes, It's like a really good film. Listen to it again and you listen for more things
No one item leapt out, it was all so good.
Goodness yes, I put my headphones on and it was fantastic.
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.
good old fashioned drama,with lots of action and .........no bad language or political correctness! bliss!
"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.
"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.
"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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