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Paul Temple Intervenes

A Rare Archive Recording (Dramatization)
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Durée : 2 h et 24 min
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Description

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.

They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case.

First broadcast on October 30th, 1942, this is the oldest full length drama to remain in the BBC archives. Starring Carl Bernard and Bernadette Hodgson as Paul Temple and his wife Steve, this detective duo help Scotland Yard to track down master criminal The Marquis, in eight thrilling episodes.

©2005 Estate of Francis Durbridge (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Mary
  • 14/11/2005

Interesting for series fans

I'm a huge fan of the Paul Temple serials, and I was very interested to hear this one when I read that it's the oldest one in the BBC archives. I was a little disappointed for two reasons - I much prefer Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in the roles of Paul Temple and his wife, Steve, and the story is much too short!

That said, the actors who play Paul & Steve really aren't bad - they just aren't the voices I normally associate with the characters. Also, Charlie (their butler) does not appear in this one - the butler is a much older character.

The episodes in this serial are only about 15 minutes long, but they follow the same pattern used in the later serials: they start with a recap of the last minute or so of the previous episode and there is generally a major break at the mid-way point. That means much less action in each episode.

For fans of the series, don't miss this one - it's interesting to see how it evolved! For those who have never heard a Paul Temple serial before, start with one of the others and come back to this one only if you become a fan.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah
  • 17/08/2009

For serious Paul Temple fans only

Just read the previous review by Mary, and agree whole-heartedly: This isn't a bad dramatization, but Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury are better, and this particular series isn't as good as the others.

One note: I found the sound quality on this one to be sub-standard (I think this is one of the ones that was rescued from a 'private collection', which I take to mean that someone somewhere taped it from the radio).

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Pamela C. Alger
  • 26/06/2015

1940's

An original Paul Temple (and Steve) adventure from the early 1940's. This series is perfect for anyone who likes period detective radio programs. It is not noir but more in the gentleman, amateur detective vein. Steve is the plucky sidekick/wife and suffers from the limitations of female characters of the 1940's. However, the Temples relationship is a good one.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Bjørn
  • 19/03/2015

Classic Paul Temple

Good story, poor audio. Well worth listening to.
An old story. Similar to the newer ones. Audio quality is noisy sometimes.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Chelle
  • 16/07/2015

When there are no Paul Temple's left.....

Any additional comments?

This is my least favourite of all the Paul & Steve audio's. But when there are no 'new' titles to download, beggars can't be choosers.
Very dramatic, really OLD fashioned radio. The Paul & Steve dynamic on this one is missing the more respectful, loving, camaraderie that is a evident on the others.

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  • Sabine Brütting
  • 13/11/2016

Audioqualität miserabel

Diese Geschichte von Paul Temple ist schlicht unhörbar, weil die Qualität der Aufnahme grauenhaft ist. Für 10 Euro eigentlich eine Frechheit.

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