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This is a new recording of a Paul Temple story which had been lost from the archives.
Using many of the sound effects used in old recordings together with some pleasing performances by the actors, this production should appeal to fans of the series.
The producers have taken their time to make this enjoyable to listen to. They have even included resumes of the previous chapter, just in case you need to stop listening and come back to it. Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda as Steve are actors whose voices are most suited to their roles. There is not a bad performance in the entire cast. Allowing for a few cliched accents here and there. As with most of the paul temple series, you get lulled into cozy chats about country houses and pink gins, and then suddenly somebody is found dead. You need to concentrate or you miss the important bits.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Having cut my teeth on the "Golden Age of Radio" in America I have always loved this genre and have come to especially enjoy the BBC's production of the Paul Temple series. Though I feel Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury make a better sounding Paul and Steve, Crowford Logan and Gerda Stevenson do a very fine job in this episode. In my opinion the BBC production of this series far out ranks anything done on this side of the pond. The sound effects are excellent and the dialogue is fast and crisp.
On the reality side of things Francis Durbridge seems to have had one basic receipt for his stories and each episode is not that different from another. There is also the matter that realistically the "Yard" hardly needs a writer to solve all the major crimes in Britain. That being said, if you're able to shift your mind back into a simpler time and just want to relax with a very fine production of old time radio entertainment, then this series will not disappoint.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The story is good, dislike the intro every time, with recap on ep before, but that's how it was transmitted originally. The soundtrack and cast all act well it's jus I dint0 particularly like the actors voice, playing temple, or Gareth thomas' voice playing sir Graham Forbes. Perhaps if he was more like Peter cokes' soft voice, as in the vandyke affair, it would be OK. Nothing against him but coke was the best temple. Good eps. Too. Much use .buy it see what you think.
great, was hooked from the beginning. loved every minute of it. couldn't put it down