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I loved this mystery. I was on a trip and I set up in my motel room with some portable speakers. It was very well done and just the right mix of period piece and contemporary mystery. There is a "Mr. and Mrs. North" feeling to the characters and a lot of twists and turns along the way.
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Drama and comedy shows were still being broadcast on the radio when I was a child. I remember sitting in front of a large console radio to listen to "The Green Hornet". Television became the prime broadcast medium, but I still enjoy listening to dramatized radio shows.
The Paul Temple series was broadcast on the BBC for over 30 years, ending in 1969. Writer Paul Temple and his wife, Steve (a woman), assist Scotland Yard in solving crimes. Red herrings and plot twists are part of the formula and part of the fun. The "final act", in which the criminal is revealed, usually takes place at some form of cocktail party.
The acting and production of these shows is excellent.
If you are looking for pure entertainment and a bit of nostalgia, this series is a good bet.
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Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury are the best pairing as Paul and Steve Temple. Typical Durbridge plot with plenty of deaths and plot twists. Enjoy!
I love Stevie & Paul Temple. Such fun toffs who go around hunting
out the latest criminals the only way the Temples can & this is with
good old fashioned Swarv & panash. Cocktails & footmen galore, these
two will not only have you glued to your seats for several hours, but
will give you hours of good clean laughs & have you wondering which
of the many characters is not telling the truth.
All the characters are well played & Paul will have you smirking at times with the way he cheekily handles his wife. Great fun & I hope they make more.
Professionally produced full cast & beautifully directed, these two
sleuths are so entertaining I bought the full collection.