Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery (Dramatised)

  • by Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, full cast
  • 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case.Just as he and Steve are looking forward to a well-earned break, Paul is contacted by the wealthy financier Maurice Lonsdale, whose brother-in-law was apparently killed by accident in Geneva. His widowed sister Margaret is increasingly convinced that her husband is still alive, and she wants Paul Temple to investigate! Suddenly attempts are being made on Paul and Steve's lives, and they become embroiled in a plot of deception stretching from London to Switzerland. Anonymous gunmen, exploding cars, ransom demands, and mysterious rendezvous leave them with some puzzling questions. Is Carl Milbourne dead or alive? And what is the significance of the phrase 'too young to die'?


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If you are a person of a "certain age" these dramatisations are a joy. Unlikely stories, Scotland yard consulting a crime writer, cocktails and servants, what more could you want, By Timothy! A taste of a bygone age along with bygone manners and class system. Wonderfully dramatised, and in this case with the original Radio announcement as well.

Paul Temple is a crime writer and amateur sleuth who is brought in by Scotland Yard to assist in tricky cases. He has extricated himself from car crashes, sinking boats, electrified fences and all maner of perils. Ably assisted by his wife (unusually for these times not a feminine wimp) he boldly goes to solve the crimes with which the police are baffled. You will love it!
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- Maggi

❤️Another Brilliant Paul Temple

These Paul Temples are feel good 1950's/60's Brit detective stories that will have you merrily glued to your seats for at least 3 hours of pure Temple joy. Full of fun as well as murder these are great to listen to on a cold & lazy Sunday afternoon. I so like these perfect productions, I purchased the complete Paul Temple collection.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited