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Paul Temple Intervenes
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Paul Temple Intervenes

Written By : Francis Durbridge
Full Cast Performance
Published By : BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Duration : 2 hours 20 minutes
Type : Thrillers
Detective
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From 1942, in one of the oldest full-length radio dramas in the BBC archive, Carl Bernard stars as Paul Temple and Bernadette Hodgson as his wife Steve.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife 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.

The murder of well-known American Myron Harwood, found dead in a small country lane, heralds the start of a series of celebrity murders. Each time, the body is found with a small, square piece of white cardboard bearing the inscription 'The Marquis'.

When the eighth victim, a girl, is picked out of the river with the same card attached to her dress, a note from Paul Temple is delivered to Sir Graham Forbes. The message reads: 'Is it true what they say about Rita?' Rita Cartwright was a private detective investigating the Marquis murders - and now she too has ended up dead.

With the police baffled and the Home Secretary specially requesting his involvement, Paul Temple has no choice but to intervene...

Written By
Francis Durbridge

First Broadcast
BBC Light Programme
30 October 1942

NUMBER OF EPISODES
Eight

Last Broadcast
BBC Light Programme
18 December 1942

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