Case For Paul Temple, A [Paul Temple]

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01In Which Paul Temple Hears About Valentine2011082420200316 (BBC7)
20200317 (BBC7)

Episode 1 of a new production of a vintage radio serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery' aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed with equal success by two more revivals, 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery' and 'Paul Temple and Steve'.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of 'A Case for Paul Temple', in which Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'.

Episode 1: In Which Paul Temple Hears About Valentine

Ten apparent suicides in one single week, and all of them drug addicts.
Scotland Yard is desperate for Temple's help.

Paul Temple CRAWFORD LOGAN
Steve GERDA STEVENSON
Sir Graham GARETH THOMAS
Major Peters GREG POWRIE
Supt. Wetherby RICHARD GREENWOOD
Sheila Baxter MELODY GROVE
Snooker Riley JIMMY CHISHOLM
Charles Kelvin NICK UNDERWOOD
Joy LUCY PATERSON

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Can private detective Paul Temple identify the link between ten drug-related suicides?

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

Ten apparent suicides in one single week and all of them drug addicts.

Scotland Yard is desperate for Temple's help.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Snooker Riley.... Jimmy Chisholm
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Joy.... Lucy Patterson

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.

Can private detective Paul Temple identify the link between ten drug-related suicides?

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

02In Which Steve Meets Captain O'hara2011083120200317 (BBC7)
20200318 (BBC7)

Episode 2 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery' aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed with equal success by two more revivals, 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery' and 'Paul Temple and Steve'.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of 'A Case for Paul Temple', in which Paul and Steve pursue the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Episode 2: In Which Steve Meets Captain O'Hara

Temple's investigations lead him to a Limehouse pub for a drink with a very Irish sailor, and then to a chilling discovery in a lonely quarry.

Paul Temple CRAWFORD LOGAN
Steve GERDA STEVENSON
Sir Graham GARETH THOMAS
Major Peters GREG POWRIE
Supt. Wetherby RICHARD GREENWOOD
Snooker Riley JIMMY CHISHOLM
Charles Kelvin NICK UNDERWOOD
Captain O'Hara ROBIN LAING
Mary ELIZA LANGLAND
Sheila Baxter MELODY GROVE
Sir Gilbert Dryden MICHAEL MACKENZIE

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

The trail leads to a Limehouse pub and a chilling discovery in a lonely quarry.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

Temple's investigations lead him to a Limehouse pub for a drink with a very Irish sailor, and then to a chilling discovery in a lonely quarry...

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Snooker Riley.... Jimmy Chisholm
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Captain O'Hara.... Robin Laing
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Sir Gilbert Dryden.... Michael Mackenzie

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2011.

The trail leads to a Limehouse pub and a chilling discovery in a lonely quarry.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

03In Which Sir Gilbert Explains2011090720200318 (BBC7)
20200319 (BBC7)

Episode 3 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery' aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed with equal success by two more revivals, 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery' and 'Paul Temple and Steve'.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of 'A Case for Paul Temple', in which Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'.

Episode 3: In Which Sir Gilbert Explains

Steve has ulterior motives when she makes an appointment with Madame de Briac, one of Mayfair's most fashionable hairdressers.

Paul Temple CRAWFORD LOGAN
Steve GERDA STEVENSON
Sir Graham GARETH THOMAS
Major Peters GREG POWRIE
Supt. Wetherby RICHARD GREENWOOD
Mary ELIZA LANGLAND
Charles Kelvin NICK UNDERWOOD
Sheila Baxter MELODY GROVE
Captain O'Hara ROBIN LAING
Sir Gilbert Dryden MICHAEL MACKENZIE

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Why is Steve so keen to meet a fashionable Mayfair hairdresser?

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

Steve has ulterior motives when she makes an appointment with Madame de Briac, one of Mayfair's most fashionable hairdressers.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Captain O'Hara.... Robin Laing
Sir Gilbert Dryden.... Michael Mackenzie

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.

Why is Steve so keen to meet a fashionable Mayfair hairdresser?

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

04In Which Sir Graham Is Surprised2011091420200319 (BBC7)
20200320 (BBC7)

Episode 4 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed with equal success by two more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery and Paul Temple and Steve.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of A Case for Paul Temple, in which Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Episode 4: In Which Sir Gilbert is Surprised

A dead man's watch chain leads Paul and Steve to the San Chow, one of London's leading Chinese restaurants.

Paul Temple CRAWFORD LOGAN
Steve GERDA STEVENSON
Sir Graham GARETH THOMAS
Major Peters GREG POWRIE
Supt. Wetherby RICHARD GREENWOOD
Sheila Baxter MELODY GROVE
Charles Kelvin NICK UNDERWOOD
Sir Gilbert Dryden MICHAEL MACKENZIE
Layland ROBIN LAING

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

A dead man's watch chain leads Paul and Steve to the San Chow Chinese restaurant.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

A dead man's watch chain leads Paul and Steve to the San Chow, one of London's leading Chinese restaurants.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Sir Gilbert Dryden.... Michael Mackenzie
Layland.... Robin Laing

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.

A dead man's watch chain leads Paul and Steve to the San Chow Chinese restaurant.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

05In Which Mr Layland Tells The Truth2011092120200320 (BBC7)
20200321 (BBC7)

Episode 5 of a new production of a vintage serial from 1946.

From 1938 to 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. Sadly, only half of Temple's adventures survive in the archives.

In 2006 BBC Radio 4 brought one of the lost serials back to life with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using the original scripts and incidental music, and recorded using vintage microphones and sound effects, the production of Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery aimed to sound as much as possible like the 1947 original might have done if its recording had survived. The serial proved so popular that it was soon followed with equal success by two more revivals, Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery and Paul Temple and Steve.

Now, from 1946, it's the turn of A Case for Paul Temple, in which Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Episode 5: In Which Mr Layland Tells the Truth

Hot on the heels of the Valentine gang, Paul and Steve set out on a high speed midnight drive to the coast.

Paul Temple CRAWFORD LOGAN
Steve GERDA STEVENSON
Sir Graham GARETH THOMAS
Major Peters GREG POWRIE
Supt. Wetherby RICHARD GREENWOOD
Sheila Baxter MELODY GROVE
Mary ELIZA LANGLAND
Charles Kelvin NICK UNDERWOOD
Sir Gilbert Dryden MICHAEL MACKENZIE
Layland ROBIN LAING

Producer Patrick Rayner

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Paul and Steve hotfoot it to the coast in pursuit of a gang.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

Hot on the heels of the Valentine gang, Paul and Steve set out on a high speed midnight drive to the coast.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Sir Gilbert Dryden.... Michael Mackenzie
Layland.... Robin Laing

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.

Paul and Steve hotfoot it to the coast in pursuit of a gang.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

06In Which Valentine Strikes2011092820200323 (BBC7)
20200324 (BBC7)

Temple and Sir Graham go looking for the gang's hideaway - and fall into a deadly trap.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Layland.... Robin Laing
Sergeant Turner.... Michael Mackenzie

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2011.

Paul and Sir Graham pursue the gang but fall into a deadly trap.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

07In Which The Net Tightens2011100520200324 (BBC7)
20200325 (BBC7)

Acting on a tip-off, and with the Flying Squad standing by, Temple lays a trap in Piccadilly Underground Station.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Sir Gilbert Dryden.... Michael Mackenzie
Jules Condré.... John Paul Hurley
Supt. Bradley.... Simon Tait

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.

Acting on a tip-off, Paul lays a trap in an Underground station.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.

08In Which Paul Temple Meets Valentine2011101220200325 (BBC7)
20200326 (BBC7)

Paul and Steve return to the Esplanade Hotel for a final showdown with a ruthless enemy.

In this 2011 recreation of the 1946 vintage crime serial, Paul and Steve brave great danger to reveal the identity of the mysterious West End drug dealer known only as 'Valentine'...

Crawford Logan stars as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve.

Between 1938 and 1968, Francis Durbridge's incomparably suave amateur detective Paul Temple and glamorous wife Steve solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated, well-heeled world of cocktails and fast cars.

Sadly, only half of their adventures survive in the archives. But in 2006, the BBC began recreating them using original scripts and incidental music, and recorded with vintage microphones and sound effects.

Paul Temple.... Crawford Logan
Steve.... Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham.... Gareth Thomas
Major Peters.... Greg Powrie
Supt. Wetherby.... Richard Greenwood
Sheila Baxter.... Melody Grove
Mary.... Eliza Langland
Charles Kelvin.... Nick Underwood
Sgt. Hodson.... John Paul Hurley
Supt. Bradley.... Simon Tait

Producer: Patrick Rayner

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2011.

A final showdown occurs with a ruthless enemy at a hotel.

After meeting an American couple on a flight, Temple is soon investigating another murder.