Paul Temple And The Lawrence Affair

Thriller drama starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband and wife crime-fighting team.

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The suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

Holidaying out-of-season in the fishing village of Downburgh, the suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Leonard Trolley as Bob Gardner and Manning Wilson as Detective Inspector Ivor.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1956.

The suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke.

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Thriller drama starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband and wife crime-fighting team. Episode 1 of 8.

The suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke.

The detective and his wife face more peril, linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

The smooth detective and his wife face more peril, linking mystery deaths with a disappearance.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

The suave detective faces peril linking mystery deaths with a disappearance. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke.

Thriller drama starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband-and-wife crime-fighting team. Episode 1 of 8.

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The smooth detective heads to Switzerland on the trail of the head of CI5's missing daughter.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

The detective heads to Switzerland on the trail of the head of CI5's missing daughter.

A note from Bob directs Paul and Steve to Clive Lawrence at the Hotel Steinbeck in Zermatt, Switzerland.

A note from Bob's directs Paul and Steve to Clive Lawrence at the Hotel Steinbeck at Zermat in Switzerland.

The smooth detective heads to Switzerland on the trail of the head of CI5's missing daughter. Stars Peter Coke. From April 1956.

A note from Bob's directs Paul and Steve to Clive Lawrence at the Hotel Steinbeck at Zermat in Switzerland. Episode 2 of 8.

The smooth detective heads to Switzerland on the trail of the head of CI5's missing daughter. Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

Thriller drama starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband and wife crime-fighting team.

The daughter of the head of CI5, Sylvia Ross has disappeared, but the suave detective and his wife Steve are hot on the trail...

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Dorothy Holmes-Gore as Mary Gardner and James Beattie as Charlie.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

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A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words pose more Swiss puzzles for the detective.

A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words pose more Swiss puzzles for the smooth detective.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

As Paul and Steve approach the meeting place, Mary Gardner is shot whilst wearing Steve's coat.

Sir Graham Forbes of SCOTLAND Yard enlists Paul's help on another tricky case.

But who was the intended target?

A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words pose more Swiss puzzles for the smooth detective. Stars Peter Coke. From April 1956.

As Paul and Steve approach the meeting place, Mary Gardner is shot whilst wearing Steve's coat. But who was the intended target? Episode 3 of 8.

A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words pose more Swiss puzzles for the smooth detective. Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

As Paul and Steve approach the meeting place, Mary Gardner is shot whilst wearing Steve's coat. Episode 3 of 8.

A drive-by shooting and the victim's last words, pose more Swiss puzzles for the suave detective and his wife.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Dorothy Holmes-Gore as Mary Gardner, John Gabriel as Ernest de Silva and Arthur Ridley as Detective Inspector Vosper.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

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Pondering the mystery of the handbag, the detective and his wife follow up a fresh lead.

Pondering the mystery of the handbag, the smooth detective and his wife follow up a fresh lead.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

Johnny Teako is called in for questioning, and the Temples follow up a lead back in Downburgh.

Whilst she and Paul are staying in Downburgh, Steve gets the feeling that she is being watched by a man at Fisherman's Point.

Pondering the mystery of the handbag, the smooth detective and his wife follow up a fresh lead. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

Johnny Teako is called in for questioning and the Temples follow up a lead back in Downburgh. Episode 4 of 8.

Pondering the mystery of the handbag, the smooth detective and his wife follow up a fresh lead. Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

Pondering the mystery over the handbag, the suave detective and his wife, Steve follow up a fresh lead...

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Allan McClelland as Max Burford, John Gabriel as Ernest de Silva, Dorothy Holmes-Gore as Doris and Arthur Ridley as Detective Inspector Vosper.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

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The smooth detective is wondering who's aboard the yacht, but what can Salty West reveal?

The smooth detective is wondering who's aboard the yacht, but what can Salty West reveal? Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

Stars Peter Coke.

Steve and Paul have identified the 'Isle of Skye', but what is it Salty West has to tell them?

The worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to his wife Steve.

More mystery afloat, as the worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to his wife Steve. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

Steve and Paul have identified "The Isle of Skye" but what is it Salty West has to tell them? Episode 5 of 8.

The smooth detective is wondering who's aboard the yacht, but what can Salty West reveal? Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

The worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to his wife Steve.

More mystery afloat, as the worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to his wife, Steve.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Brewster Mason as Salty West, Belle Chrystall as Linda Teako, Simon Lack as Brian Dexter and Manning Wilson as Detective Inspector Ivor.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

More mystery afloat, as the worried detective tackles Salty West and uncovers links to his wife Steve. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

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An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective - or does it?

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve - or does it? Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve - or does it?

Stars Peter Coke.

Paul and Steve are getting closer to the answer but an unexpected twist wraps the case up.

Or does it?

Paul and Steve are getting closer to the answer, but then there's an unexpected twist.

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve.

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve. Or does it? Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

Paul and Steve are getting closer to the answer, but then there's an unexpected twist. Episode 6 of 8.

Paul and Steve are getting closer to the answer, but an unexpected twist wraps the case up. Or does it?

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve - or does it? Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

Paul and Steve are getting closer to the answer but an unexpected twist wraps the case up. Or does it? Episode 6 of 8.

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective - or does it?

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the suave detective and his wife Steve - or does it?

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Brewster Mason as Salty West and Manning Wilson as Detective Inspector Ivor.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1956.

An unexpected twist wraps up the case for the smooth detective and his wife Steve. Or does it? Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

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The smooth detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

The detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth.

Murder attempts at sea - Paul Temple and his wife Steve are clearly far too close to the truth.

The smooth detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

Murder attempts at sea, Paul Temple and his wife Steve are clearly far too close to the truth. Episode 7 of 8.

The smooth detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth. Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

The detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth.

The suave detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, in their battle to uncover the truth...

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Simon Lack as Brian Dexter, Marjorie Mars as Julie De Silva and Manning Wilson as Detective Inspector Ivor.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

The smooth detective and wife Steve face peril afloat, as they edge ever closer to the truth. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

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Paul and Steve follow the trail back to the elusive Captain Smith.

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With the case nearly cracked, the detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

With the case nearly cracked - the suave detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife. With Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With Dorothy Holmes-Gore as Mary Gardner, John Gabriel as Ernest de Silva, Arthur Ridley as Detective Inspector Vosper and Manning Wilson as Detective Inspector Ivor.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. 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.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1954.

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With the case nearly cracked, the smooth detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

With the case nearly cracked, the detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

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With the case nearly cracked, the detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

With the case nearly cracked, the smooth detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

Stars Peter Coke.

From 1956.

Finally, Paul has it all worked out, and in true detective style he invites all the suspects to a cocktail party.

With the case nearly cracked, the smooth detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

With the case nearly cracked, the smooth detective invites all the suspects to a cocktail party. Stars Peter Coke. From 1956.

Finally, Paul has it all worked out, and in true detective style he invites all the suspects to a cocktail party. Episode 8 of 8.