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    • 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 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances, good mysteries, very enjoyable

    • By Debbie on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • Paul Temple's White Christmas

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $0.76

    • Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Dramatized)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully portrayed!

    • By LadyGem on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $14.46

    • 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 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good entertainment value "if"

    • By L. Wittke on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $34.10

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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
    • Absolutely Fabulous!

    • By Taurus Doctorman on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $34.10

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remastered

    • By Pamela C. Alger on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $17.06

    • Paul Temple and the Curzon Case

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair (Dramatized)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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
    • RADIO DRAMA

    • By Chalis on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatized)

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Paul Temple

    • By DragonWing on 04-04-11

    Regular price: $15.49

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • One Word !!!

    • By EdwardHarry on 10-19-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Paul Temple Intervenes

    • A Rare Archive Recording (Dramatization)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Radio's smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife solve a case of international mystery. From 1938 to 1969 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting for series fans

    • By Mary on 11-14-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Old Time" Radio

    • By Chalis on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair (Dramatization)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Full Cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • The Golden Age of Radio

    • By Chalis on 06-02-13

    Regular price: $17.41

    • Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair (Dramatized)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatized)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dare you to limit this to one episode a week!

    • By Anniebligh on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery (Dramatized)

    • 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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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
    • Dramatizations are a great change of pace

    • By Wick Smith on 06-12-05

    Regular price: $14.46

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great as always

    • By Marcel on 09-04-08

    Regular price: $14.46

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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
    • Lost story lives again

    • By Maria on 06-05-12

    Regular price: $14.93

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Formulaic, but a great dramatisation

    • By Sarah on 07-16-09

    Regular price: $14.93

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