A brand new eight-part remake of the lost archive drama 'A Case for Paul Temple', starring Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson.From 1938 to 1968 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 series. Now the glamorous duo return to the airwaves to break a mysterious drug-running gang.Post-war London is buzzing with speculation about the deaths of ten young drug addicts within the space of just one week. The police are desperate to cut off supplies of heroin and cocaine to the capital, but they are struggling. So Sir Graham Forbes turns to Paul Temple.By fast car and police launch, on deserted houseboats and midnight beaches, in dodgy East End pubs and smart West End restaurants, braving booby traps, bullets and blazing houses, Paul and Steve pursue the ruthless and feared drug dealer known only as ‘Valentine’.This new production for BBC Radio 4 uses the original scripts, vintage sound effects and much of the original incidental music from the missing 1946 production. As far as possible it is a technical and stylistic replica of how that production might have sounded if its recording had survived.
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As with previous recordings Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson make a perfect pair as Paul Temple and Steve and the relationship between them is very believable.
Interestingly, for the first time a brief mention that they have a son is made, although he doesn’t appear in the recording but is ‘with the nanny in the country’.
The era with which these series are set is very interesting and relaxing to listen to. There are no fears of smutty text or bad language and it makes me smile that instead of using a swear word Paul always says ‘by Timothy!!!!’.
These presentations are skilled in building up the atmosphere and the use of sound effects – a good example in this particular one is the escape from a house fire. (Posted on 6 October 2012)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
Product InformationReader: Full Cast Running Time: 3hrs 37min Publisher: AudioGO Ltd Series: Paul Temple Number of CDs: 4 File Quality: MP3 (256 kbps) Release Date: 20/10/2011 D/L ISBN: 9781408495087 CD ISBN: 9781408467626
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