Monday, October 31, 2011

Peter Coke's Paul Temple radio ouvre

The serials starring Peter Coke as Temple, and Marjorie Westbury as his wife Steve (Steve being a nickname because as a journalist she'd used this name as her pseudonym.) (The earlier serials starring Kim Peacock as Temple no longer exist.)

I'll be reviewing the extant ones in chronological order.

All the serials - except the Geneva Mystery, are in 8 parts.

1. Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case (29th March to 17th May 1954). This story was remade in 1959, also starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury. Both versions are available.

2. Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery Another remake of a previous serial starring Kim Peacock as Temple. (Aired in June and July of 1955).

3. Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair. (11th April to 30th May 1956).

4. Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair. (13th November 1957 to 1st January 1958).

5. Paul Temple and the Van Dyke Affair. Remake of a previous serial, in which Peter Coke played one of the villains. (1st January to 19th February 1959).

6. Paul Temple and the Conrad Case. (2nd March to 20th April 1959).

7. Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case. A remake of the 1954 serial. (22nd November 1959 to December, 1959).

8. Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery. (1st January to 19th February 1961).

9. Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery. A remake of a previous serial. (14th October to 2nd December 1963.)

10. Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery. (11th April to 16th May 1965) (Only 6 episodes..

11. Paul Temple and the Alex Affair. A remake of a previous serial. (26th February to 21st March 1968).

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