Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair (Dramatised)

  • by Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
  • 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

From 1938 to 1969 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 serials. 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. Whilst she and Paul are staying in the fishing village of Downburgh, Steve gets the uneasy feeling that she is being watched by a man at Fisherman's Point. A pleasant boat trip turns into a nightmare when their craft gets shot at, and the boatman himself is later discovered drowned at sea. Back in London, the daughter of the head of CI5 has disappeared, and Sir Graham brings the matter to Paul's attention. Could there be a connection between this and the events in Downburgh? In finding out, Paul and Steve find they are in peril once again.

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Customer Reviews

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Great vintage radio!

Thoroughly enjoyable and super cast from years ago. Very nostalgic but still great entertainment. More please.
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- MrsGj

By Timothy! Another success for Paul Temple!

What did you like most about Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair (Dramatised)?

The cut glass accents, the drama and the story. Pretty much everything, really!


What did you like best about this story?

As always, this was a detailed but not overly complicated plot. I thoroughly enjoy Paul Temple dramas, especially the Peter Coke versions.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, although I didn't get the chance!


Any additional comments?

A ripping yarn!

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- S. Merry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-04-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited