Paul Temple Intervenes by Francis Durbridge
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Paul Temple Intervenes
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Paul Temple Intervenes

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Paul Temple Intervenes by Francis Durbridge

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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...It includes 2 CDs. 2 hrs 20 mins.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780563527947
ISBN-10: 0563527943
Format: CD-Audio
(151mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: BBC Physical Audio
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Francis Durbridge

Paul Temple and the Madison Case by Francis Durbridge Paul Temple and the Madison Case, Paperback (December 2015)

Paul and Steve plan to relax and take in some fresh sea air on board a luxurious trans-Atlantic liner ... that is until they meet the elusive Sam Portland. After the innocent introduction, grave danger lies ahead for the couple.

Paul Temple and the Curzon Case by Francis Durbridge Paul Temple and the Curzon Case, Paperback (November 2015)

An aeroplane crash sends billows of fire down the cliffs of Dulworth Bay and two boys from a public school go missing, what connects these two events? Paul Temple is called onto the scene and there's one name that's causing a stir, Curzon.

Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery by Francis Durbridge Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery, Paperback (November 2015)

What could possibly connect expensive Margo 'designer' coats, an industrialist, a petrified celebrity, and a psychiatrist with a peculiar secretary?

Paul Temple and the Harkdale Robbery by Francis Durbridge Paul Temple and the Harkdale Robbery, Paperback (October 2015)

Paul and Steve are back to solve the latest hard-hitting case of robbery and murder. After a heist goes down at Harkdale bank, a gang of thieves flee and a car chase ensues.

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Author Biography - Francis Durbridge

Francis Durbridge was born in Hull in on 25 November 1912. He was educated in Bradford and went on to Birmingham University. It was while he was there that his radio play, Persuasion, was written and broadcast. After leaving university he worked for a short time in a stockbroker's office before realising that the only career he was really interested in was writing. For some time he toyed with the idea of creating a detective who was also a crime novelist, but was unable to finalise the character to his satisfaction until 1938. The end result, Paul Temple, inhabited a world of luxurious sports cars, Knightsbridge flats and chic women - a bygone age of elegance and manners. Durbridge had his first detective novel published at the age of twenty-two and went on to write three dozen more. Paul Temple made his first radio appearance on 8 April 1938 on the BBC's Midland Region. Send for Paul Temple was a huge success: within a week of the serial's final instalment the BBC received 7000 letters demanding more. A second adventure, Paul Temple and the Front Page Men, was broadcast in November and December 1938 and was even more popular than the first. The theme tune for the series was Vivian Ellis' Coronation Scot, which became instantly recognisable to the millions of Temple listeners. In all, twenty-one series of Paul Temple were broadcast over a period of thirty years. During the 1950s and '60s Durbridge transferred his skills to television; Portrait of Alison, Melissa and The Scarf are just a few of the serials that gripped the nation during those years. They all adhered to the writer's golden formula: 'Everybody is lying, nothing is as it seems.' His appeal was widespread: in Germany in particular a new Durbridge television thriller was apparently enough to clear the cinemas. In 1967 the European Broadcasting Union commissioned him to create a radio serial for the international market. The result, La Boutique, made for riveting listening. Durbridge was an extremely entertaining writer and the clever twists and turns of his plots were guaranteed to keep audiences tuning in week after week. He also wrote nine plays for the theatre: Suddenly at Home, The Gentle Hook, House Guest and A Touch of Danger all ran successfully in the West End. He married Norah Lawley in 1940 and had two sons. Francis Durbridge died in London on 10 April 1998.

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