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    • 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 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $20.98

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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'.

    Regular price: $49.95

    • 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 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor sound quality

    • By Lilania Kershaw on 09-11-2016

    Regular price: $34.34

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.98

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $20.98

    • Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (Dramatisation)

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

    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.

    Regular price: $21.86

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $24.98

    • 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 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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'.

    Regular price: $24.98

    • 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 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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
    • Well-acted, well-crafted, but from the 50's(?)

    • By BRYAN L. on 30-05-2015

    Regular price: $17.98

    • Paul Temple And The Margo Mystery (Dramatisation)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

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

    Regular price: $21.86

    • A Case for Paul Temple

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $21.86

    • Paul Temple and Steve

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $21.86

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $20.98

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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: $17.98

    • Paul Temple Intervenes

    • A Rare Archive Recording (Dramatization)
    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $17.98

    • Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case (Dramatized)

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $21.86

    • Nur über meine Leiche

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Friedrich Schoenfelder
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Seit sieben Jahren stehen John und Sheila Nelson auf der Bühne und spielen in den Stücken von Alice Murdoch immer wieder dieselben abgegriffenen Figuren. Bis sie sich eines Tages bei einer Autofahrt im Nebel verirren und auf ein unverschlossenes Haus stoßen und plötzlich selbst zu Detektiven werden. Orgelmusik aus den oberen Etagen führt sie zum Hausbesitzer, Prof. Aberley. Weder er noch der bald darauf eintreffende Freund Dr. Clifford kennen das Mordopfer. Der Fünfte im Bunde wird bald darauf Roland Hurst, dem Benzin wie Orientierung fehlt.

    Regular price: $9.03

    • La Boutique

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Heinz Schimmelpfennig
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kriminalkommissar Robert Bristol ereilt im Urlaub die Nachricht, dass sein Bruder im Modesalon seiner Ex-Frau ermordet aufgefunden wurde. In der Manteltasche des Toten findet sich ein geheimnisvoller Gürtel - ebenso wie beim ebenfalls ermordeten Popsänger Barry Nelson. Beide Gürtel stammen aus "La Boutique" - und ziehen Bristols frühere Schwägerin in den engsten Kreis der Verdächtigen...

    Regular price: $11.62

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