Paul Temple And Steve [Remake]

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01The Notorious Dr Belasco2010061120130429 (BBC7)
20130430 (BBC7)

The suave sleuth and his wife hunt a ruthless criminal mastermind. Stars Crawford Logan.

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr. Belasco, Paul and his wife Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn. Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book... A mid-morning vintage champagne crime cocktail.

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Nelson - Jimmy Chisholm

Mary Hamilton - Eliza Langland

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Charlie/Worth - Greg Powrie

Produced by Patrick Rayner

The background:

April 1938 saw the transmission on the BBC's Midland Regional Programme of a thriller serial called 'Send for Paul Temple', written by Francis Durbridge. For the next thirty years, until 1968, the incomparably suave private detective and crime novelist Paul, together with his glamorous Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most enduringly popular series. Unfortunately, recordings of many of the early series are lost to the archives.

In 2006 Radio 4 broadcast a brand new production of one of the missing Temples - the ninth series, 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery', with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve. Using vintage microphones and sound effects, and much of the original incidental music, the production was as far as possible a technical and stylistic replica of how the 1947 original might have sounded if its recording had survived. It proved enormously popular with the audience on Radio 4, and subsequently on Radio 7, with hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls. A second revival in 2008 (this time of 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery') proved equally popular. So, here we go again, with 'Paul Temple and Steve', which was first broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme in eight weekly episodes from 30th March 1947 to 18th May 1947.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr.

Belasco, Paul and his wife Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn.

Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book...

A mid-morning vintage champagne crime cocktail.

April 1938 saw the transmission on the BBC's Midland Regional Programme of a thriller serial called 'Send for Paul Temple', written by Francis Durbridge.

For the next thirty years, until 1968, the incomparably suave private detective and crime novelist Paul, together with his glamorous Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most enduringly popular series.

Unfortunately, recordings of many of the early series are lost to the archives.

In 2006 Radio 4 broadcast a brand new production of one of the missing Temples - the ninth series, 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery', with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve.

Using vintage microphones and sound effects, and much of the original incidental music, the production was as far as possible a technical and stylistic replica of how the 1947 original might have sounded if its recording had survived.

It proved enormously popular with the audience on Radio 4, and subsequently on Radio 7, with hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls.

A second revival in 2008 (this time of 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery') proved equally popular.

So, here we go again, with 'Paul Temple and Steve', which was first broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme in eight weekly episodes from 30th March 1947 to 18th May 1947.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998.

He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

The private detective and crime writer investigates the activities of a shadowy criminal.

0227a Berkeley House Place2010061820130430 (BBC7)
20130501 (BBC7)

Paul's hunt takes him from London's Soho to a dangerous rendezvous on the Great North Road

Paul's hunt for Dr Belasco takes him from London's Soho to a dangerous rendezvous on the Great North Road. Stars Crawford Logan.

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Episode 2 - '27a Berkeley House Place'

The hunt for the mysterious Dr.

Belasco is starting to gather pace, as Paul picks up a trail that leads him from a highly suspicious café in Soho to a dangerous rendezvous on the Great North Road; and finally finds him crashing a high society cocktail party.

Paul Temple....Crawford Logan

Steve....Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes....Gareth Thomas

Kaufman....Nick Underwood

Charlie/Worth....Greg Powrie

Nelson....Jimmy Chisholm

Insp.

Perry....Michael Mackenzie

Sergeant....Richard Greenwood

Billie....Emma Currie

Mrs Forester....Candida Benson

Produced by Patrick Rayner

The overall story:

Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr.

Belasco, Paul and his wife Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn.

Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book...

The background:

April 1938 saw the transmission on the BBC's Midland Regional Programme of a thriller serial called 'Send for Paul Temple', written by Francis Durbridge.

For the next thirty years, until 1968, the incomparably suave private detective and crime novelist Paul, together with his glamorous Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most enduringly popular series.

Unfortunately, recordings of many of the early series are lost to the archives.

In 2006 Radio 4 broadcast a brand new production of one of the missing Temples - the ninth series, 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery', with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve.

Using vintage microphones and sound effects, and much of the original incidental music, the production was as far as possible a technical and stylistic replica of how the 1947 original might have sounded if its recording had survived.

It proved enormously popular with the audience on Radio 4, and subsequently on Radio 7, with hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls.

A second revival in 2008 (this time of 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery') proved equally popular.

So, here we go again, with 'Paul Temple and Steve', which was first broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme in eight weekly episodes from 30th March 1947 to 18th May 1947.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998.

He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Paul picks up a trail that leads him to a dangerous rendezvous on the Great North Road.

03Presenting Ed Bellamy2010062520130501 (BBC7)
20130502 (BBC7)

Paul and Steve enjoy an evening of intrigue at one of London's most fashionable nightspots

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Paul finds himself at cocktail party for two with the attractive and strangely watchful widow Mrs Forester, while Steve goes out on an eventful shopping expedition. But husband and wife are back together arm in arm later for an evening of intrigue and excitement at one of London's most fashionable night spots, the Machicha Club in Berkeley Square.

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Worth - Greg Powrie

Nelson - Jimmy Chisholm

Insp. Perry - Michael Mackenzie

Joseph - Richard Greenwood

Mrs Forester - Candida Benson

Ed Bellamy - Robin Laing

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

Episode 3 - 'Presenting Ed Bellamy'

Paul finds himself at cocktail party for two with the attractive and strangely watchful widow Mrs Forester, while Steve goes out on an eventful shopping expedition.

But husband and wife are back together arm in arm later for an evening of intrigue and excitement at one of London's most fashionable night spots, the Machicha Club in Berkeley Square.

Insp.

Perry - Michael Mackenzie

The overall story:

Enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr.

Belasco, Paul and his wife Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies, dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs, meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners, and have their lives threatened at every turn.

Just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book...

The background:

April 1938 saw the transmission on the BBC's Midland Regional Programme of a thriller serial called 'Send for Paul Temple', written by Francis Durbridge.

For the next thirty years, until 1968, the incomparably suave private detective and crime novelist Paul, together with his glamorous Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after baffling case in one of BBC radio's most enduringly popular series.

Unfortunately, recordings of many of the early series are lost to the archives.

In 2006 Radio 4 broadcast a brand new production of one of the missing Temples - the ninth series, 'Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery', with Crawford Logan and Gerda Stevenson as Paul and Steve.

Using vintage microphones and sound effects, and much of the original incidental music, the production was as far as possible a technical and stylistic replica of how the 1947 original might have sounded if its recording had survived.

It proved enormously popular with the audience on Radio 4, and subsequently on Radio 7, with hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls.

A second revival in 2008 (this time of 'Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery') proved equally popular.

So, here we go again, with 'Paul Temple and Steve', which was first broadcast on the BBC's Light Programme in eight weekly episodes from 30th March 1947 to 18th May 1947.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998.

He one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

04Mrs Forester Is Surprised2010070220130502 (BBC7)
20130503 (BBC7)

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Paul's investigations into the criminal activities of the shadowy Dr. Belasco have taken him and his wife Steve to London's Berkeley Square for a night of Latin American dancing at the fashionable Machicha Club. They're safe enough inside the Machicha - but it's a very different matter when they try to hail a taxi to go home...

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Joseph - Richard Greenwood

Mrs Forester - Candida Benson

Ed Bellamy - Robin Laing

Sergeant O'Day - John Paul Hurley

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

On the trail of the ruthless Dr Belasco, the sleuth faces danger on departing the Machicha

Paul's investigations into the criminal activities of the shadowy Dr.

Belasco have taken him and his wife Steve to London's Berkeley Square for a night of Latin American dancing at the fashionable Machicha Club.

They're safe enough inside the Machicha - but it's a very different matter when they try to hail a taxi to go home...

Paul is safe inside the Machicha, but it's a different matter when he tries to hail a cab.

05David Nelson Explains2010070920130503 (BBC7)
20130504 (BBC7)

The sleuth's probe leads him from a London murder scene to a country house on Romney Marsh

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

The investigation into the activities of the mysterious Dr. Belasco lead him to a murder scene in a flat above a London dry-cleaning business; but then the clues begin to point far away from the great city, to a lonely country house on Romney Marsh.

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Worth/Charlie - Greg Powrie

Nelson - Jimmy Chisholm

Joseph - Richard Greenwood

Mrs Forester - Candida Benson

Ed Bellamy - Robin Laing

Waitress - Lucy Paterson

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

The investigation into the activities of the mysterious Dr.

Belasco lead him to a murder scene in a flat above a London dry-cleaning business; but then the clues begin to point far away from the great city, to a lonely country house on Romney Marsh.

The investigation leads Paul to a murder scene in a flat above a London dry-cleaning firm.

06Steve's Intuition2010071620130506 (BBC7)
20130507 (BBC7)

The sleuth finds clues in a remote cottage. Should he have heeded his wife?

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

The hunt for the elusive Dr. Belasco leads Paul and Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to a surprising discovery in a remote cottage. But it doesn't seem to take them any nearer finding Dr. Belasco - perhaps the two men should listen more attentively to Paul's wife Steve.

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Worth/Charlie - Greg Powrie

Nelson - Jimmy Chisholm

Joseph - Richard Greenwood

Mrs Forester - Candida Benson

Ed Bellamy - Robin Laing

Insp. Perry - Michael Mackenzie

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

The hunt for the elusive Dr.

Belasco leads Paul and Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to a surprising discovery in a remote cottage.

But it doesn't seem to take them any nearer finding Dr.

Belasco - perhaps the two men should listen more attentively to Paul's wife Steve.

Insp.

Perry - Michael Mackenzie

The hunt for Dr Belasco leads Paul to a surprising discovery in a remote cottage.

07The Suspects2010072320130507 (BBC7)
20130508 (BBC7)

The net is closing on Dr Belasco, but the sleuth and his wife are now in danger.

The net is closing on Dr Belasco, but the sleuth and his wife are now in danger from an unexpected quarter. Stars Gerda Stevenson.

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

Paul's investigations are starting to bear fruit, and the net is steadily closing on the mysterious gang leader Dr.

Belasco.

But Paul and his wife Steve are now in great danger.

And when the attack finally does come, it's from a very unexpected direction..

Paul Temple....Crawford Logan

Steve....Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes....Gareth Thomas

Kaufman....Nick Underwood

Worth/Charlie....Greg Powrie

Nelson....Jimmy Chisholm

Joseph....Richard Greenwood

Mrs Forester....Candida Benson

Ed Bellamy....Robin Laing

Insp.

Perry....Michael Mackenzie

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

Paul's investigations are starting to bear fruit, but he and Steve are now in great danger.

08 LASTThe Final Curtain2010073020130508 (BBC7)
20130509 (BBC7)

Belasco is close to capture, but he - or she - still has a trick or two up their sleeve.

A new production of the 1947 detective serial 'Paul Temple and Steve.' One of the great radio detectives returns refreshed and reinvigorated to the airwaves to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

The identity of the mysterious Dr. Belasco is finally revealed. But it's one thing to unmask someone, quite another to capture them; and Belasco still has a trick or two up his - or is it her? - sleeve.

Paul Temple - Crawford Logan

Steve - Gerda Stevenson

Sir Graham Forbes - Gareth Thomas

Kaufman - Nick Underwood

Worth/Charlie - Greg Powrie

Nelson - Jimmy Chisholm

Joseph - Richard Greenwood

Ed Bellamy - Robin Laing

Insp. Perry - Michael Mackenzie

Produced by Patrick Rayner.

The identity of the mysterious Dr.

Belasco is finally revealed.

But it's one thing to unmask someone, quite another to capture them; and Belasco still has a trick or two up his - or is it her? - sleeve.

Insp.

Perry - Michael Mackenzie

Dr Belasco's identity is finally revealed.

But he still has a trick or two up his sleeve.