Paul Temple - BBC Radio/TV Detective created by Francis Durbridge
***The Paul Temple File***
PT - Abroad
Send for
Front Page Men
News of
originally compiled by STEVE DALY
from information supplied by Nigel Deacon, John Gardner, Penny Fabb &  Steve Daly
Formatting & pictures scanned by Greg Marshall. 17 July 2000.
Most recent revision 22 July 2001 A new full TV listing for the Francis Matthews series.

corrections or additions??
Thanks to Ian Beard, Stuart Monk & Mark McKay. for their help over the last 18 months.

Paul Temple and Steve started their long radio career in 1938. The first adventure 'Send For Paul Temple' was only broadcast in the Midland region of the BBC. All the rest were broadcast nationally.  The radio series spanned 30 years. here are the details:
BBC Audio (Spoken Word - July 1989); ISBN: 0563209852
The Radio Series
Writer - Francis Durbridge
Francis Durbridge
Martin C. Webster
Producer - Martin C. Webster
theme music "Coronation Scot" composed by Vivien Ellis
"Steve" - Marjorie Westbury (from story 5, has a small part in 4)
"Sir Graham Forbes" - Lester Mudditt from 1938 - 1958
"Sir Graham Forbes" - Richard Williams
"Sir Graham Forbes" - James Thomason
Coronation Scot  - sheet music
All stories are serials except where noted!

01: `Send for Paul Temple'.  8th April 1938.
        "Paul" - Hugh Morton, "Steve Trent" - Bernadette Hodgson
02: `Paul Temple and the Front Page Men'.  2nd Nov 1938.
        "Paul" - Hugh Morton, "Steve" - Bernadette Hodgson
03: `News Of Paul Temple'.  13th Nov 1939.
        "Paul" - Hugh Morton, "Steve" - Bernadette Hodgson
04: `Paul Temple Intervenes'. 30th Oct 1942.
        "Paul" - Carl Bernard, "Steve" - Bernadette Hodgson
05: `Send For Paul Temple Again'. 13th Sep 1945.
        "Paul" - Barry Morse
06: `A Case For Paul Temple'. 7th Feb 1946.
        "Paul" - Howard Marion Crawford
07: `Paul Temple And The Gregory Affair'. 17th Oct 1946.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
08: `Paul Temple And Steve'. 30th March 1947.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
09: `Mr And Mrs Paul Temple'. 23rd Nov 1947. (45 minute Play)
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
10: `Paul Temple And The Sullivan Mystery'.  1st Dec 1947.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
11: `Paul Temple And The Curzon Case'. 7th Dec 1948.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
12: `Paul Temple And The Madison Mystery'. 12th Oct 1949.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
13: `Paul Temple And The Van Dyke Affair'. 31st Oct 1950.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock (NOTE: Peter Coke played Terry Palmer in this production)
14: `Paul Temple And The Jonathan Mystery'. 10th May 1951.
        "Paul" - Kim Peacock
15: `Paul Temple And The Gilbert Case'. 29th March 1954.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
16: `Paul Temple And The Madison Mystery'. 20th June 1955.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke  (remake of 12)
17: `Paul Temple And The Lawrence Affair'. 11th Apr 1956.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
18: `Paul Temple And The Spencer Affair'.  13th Nov 1957.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
19: `Paul Temple And The Van Dyke Affair'. 1st Jan 1959.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke  (remake of 13)
20: `Paul Temple And The Conrad Case'. 2nd March 1959.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
21: `Paul Temple And The Gilbert Case'. 22nd Nov 1959.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke  (remake of 15)
22: `Paul Temple And The Margo Mystery'. 1st Jan 1961.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
23: `Paul Temple And The Jonathan Mystery'. 14th Oct 1963.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke   (remake of 14)
24: `Paul Temple And The Geneva Mystery'. 11th April 1965.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke
25: `Paul Temple And The Alex Affair'. 26th Feb 1968.
        "Paul" - Peter Coke  (remake of 5: Villain changed from Rex to Alex.)

Gilbert 1954SpencerAll the Items 15 & 17 - 25 still exit.
Both the "The Conrad Case" and "The Spencer Affair" are available in the BBC Radio Collection.
Update:Peter Coke's debut in the original "Gilbert Case" has been issued in June 2001.

BBC Audio (Spoken Word - 8 May, 2000); ISBN: 0563553340=>

<=BBC Audio (Spoken Word - 4 June, 2001); ISBN:  056347842X

Aditional radio details
Send For Paul Temple - Abridged version of the 1938 serial lasting 60 minutes. Broadcast  in 1941.
News Of Paul Temple - Abridged version of 1939 serial lasting 60 minutes. Broadcast 5th July 1944. Richard Williams as PT and Lucille Lisle as Steve.
Mr & Mrs Paul Temple 45 minute play broadcast 23 Nov 1947.
The Night Of The Twenty Seventh - 60 minute play broadcast 27th Dec 1949. Plot concerns a dinner party attended by Paul Temple and Steve, Dick Barton, Mr and Mrs Dale, The Man in Black, Philip Odell and PC 49. Written by Edward J. Mason.
Paul Temple And Steve Again - 60 minute play on the Light Programme 8th April 1953 with Kim Peacock as Paul Temple.
Radio Scotland Broadcast: Paul Temple And Light Fingers - 20 Minute Program In Series On British Detective Stories - Written By Durbridge And Read By Sandy Neilson.


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