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» Monday, July 01, 2013
Newly Re-created Paul Temple Serial Starts on BBC Radio 4 This Wednesday!
When I first began listening to BBC Radio 4 Extra (then BBC Radio 7) about three years ago, I discovered the delights of Francis Durbridge's urbane Paul Temple, a special investigator as well as author, who solved crimes with the help of his wife Louise (she writes mysteries under the name "Steve Trent," so everyone knows her as "Steve"). The Temples are a witty British counterpart to Nick and Nora Charles (with considerably less booze involved). The most popular actor pairing for the Temple serials was done by Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

As in what happened to Doctor Who and other British television and radio dramas, several of Paul and Steve's adventures were wiped from the archives. Recently new versions have been adapted, using the old-fashioned technology of the 1940s-1950s so the broadcasts would sound more authentic, and this is the newest re-creation, made possible because the lost scripts to several episodes were found in Oslo, Norway!

More about Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair.

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