This time, the case involves the Fergusons, who Paul and Steve meet while on the way home from New York. They are flying to England to visit their son Richard, a student at Oxford University. But at the airport, there is shocking news: Richard has been murdered, found shot dead in his room. The only clues are a postcard from Harrogate signed 'Jonathan', and Richard's missing gold signet ring.
But who is Jonathan, and what is his connection to the dead man? It is up to Paul to find the answer.
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I loved this mystery. I was on a trip and I set up in my motel room with some portable speakers. It was very well done and just the right mix of period piece and contemporary mystery. There is a "Mr. and Mrs. North" feeling to the characters and a lot of twists and turns along the way.
Drama and comedy shows were still being broadcast on the radio when I was a child. I remember sitting in front of a large console radio to listen to "The Green Hornet". Television became the prime broadcast medium, but I still enjoy listening to dramatized radio shows.
The Paul Temple series was broadcast on the BBC for over 30 years, ending in 1969. Writer Paul Temple and his wife, Steve (a woman), assist Scotland Yard in solving crimes. Red herrings and plot twists are part of the formula and part of the fun. The "final act", in which the criminal is revealed, usually takes place at some form of cocktail party.
The acting and production of these shows is excellent.
If you are looking for pure entertainment and a bit of nostalgia, this series is a good bet.
"Paul Temple and the Jonathan affair"
These are very nostalgic stories reminding me of sitting round the "wireless"
as a young lad and waiting for that music the Coronation Scott to come on meaning an exciting half hour was to follow.It is a bit like a pantomime ,you have to suspend disbelief. Then the stories are well written and entertaining, with suspense and thrills and lots of Champagne and fast cars Etc.
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