Paul Temple And The Spencer Affair

Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC radio s smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

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.

When young drama student Mary Dreisler is found murdered in her flat, her father instantly sends for Paul Temple.

There appears to have been no struggle, no robbery no motive.

The only possible clue is a package that arrives for the dead girl.

It contains a gramophone record called My Heart and Harry and attached is a note: Adored every minute of it - Spencer.

Who is Spencer? Does the song have anything to do with the murder? If anyone can find the answers, Paul can.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19921029]

A serial in eight parts from 1957, broadcast to coincide with the 80th birthday of Francis Durbridge , creator of radio's most famous detective.

1: My Heart and Harry. with Hamilton Dyce, Trevor Martin , John Graham , Frank

Windsor, Will Leighton and Beryl Calder

Director Martyn C Webster 0 CULT: page 4

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921029]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge

Unknown: Trevor Martin

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Will Leighton

Unknown: Beryl Calder

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Det Insp Vosper: Hugh Manning

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Charlie: James Beattie

Peter Wallace: Frank Partington

Clutch Brompton: Lockwood West

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921105]

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.

2:Concerning Judy MiltonJudy Milton , a friend of the dead girl, asks Paul to come down to the country to see her. When Paul and Steve arrive at the cottage, all is silent and deserted.

With Will Leighton and Beryl Calder Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1957)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921105]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Unknown: Judy Milton

Unknown: Will Leighton

Unknown: Beryl Calder

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Del Insp Vosper: Hugh Manning

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Rupert Breisfer: Brewster Mason

Charlie: James Beattie

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Peter Wallace: Frank Partington

Judy Millon: June Tobin

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921112]

Francis Durbridge 's serial in eight parts.

3: Introducing Pete RobertsSomeone has gone to great lengths to ensure that Paul cannot play the song My Heart and Harry. But so far it is the only clue in the deepening mystery.

Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1957)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921112]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Detlnsp Vosper: Hugh Manning

Charlie: James Beattie

Eric Lansdale: John Graham

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Peter Wallace: Frank Partington

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Warren: James Thomason

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

A Police Sergeant: Frank Windsor

Singer: Norman Tattersall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921119]

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.

4: That Old Intuition

As the murderer becomes more ruthless, Steve herself could be in danger.

Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1957)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921119]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Muddiit

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Charlie: James Beattie

dutch Brompton: Lockwood West

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921126]

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.

5: A Surprise for Pete Roberts

Paul and Steve take a trip to a seemingly deserted island in a lonely stretch of the Thames - Director Martyn C Webster

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921126]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Det Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning

Clmrlie: James Beattie

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Warren: James Thomason

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921203]

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge. 6: Home Again

Spencer strikes again and Paul and Steve spend an unpleasant evening on the Thames.

Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1957)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921203]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Charlie: James Beattie

Del Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning

EricLandsale: John Graham

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Warren: James Thomason

A Police Sergeant: Haydn Jones

PC Johnson: Frank Windsor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921210]

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.

7: Dinner at the Stardust

After being fired at on the Thames, Paul continues his enquiries in the more comfortable surroundings of Terry Gibson 's night club, but Steve has a narrow escape in the street.

With John Graham , Haydn Jones. Trevor Martin and David Spenser Director Martyn C Webster (first broadcast in 1957)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921210]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Unknown: Terry Gibson

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Haydn Jones.

Unknown: Trevor Martin

Unknown: David Spenser

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Steve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Det Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning

Charlie: James Beattie

Ritchie: Hamilton Dyce

Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921217]

The last of an eight-part serial by Francis Durbridge. A Party of Four

Paul is able to reveal the identity of the murderer

"Spencer", but not without risking his own life.

With John Graham , Malcolm Hayes. Haydn Jones.

Trevor Martin , Frank Partington , David Spenser and Frank Windsor Director Martyn C Webster (First broadcast in 1958)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921217]

Unknown: Francis Durbridge.

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.

Unknown: Haydn Jones.

Unknown: Trevor Martin

Unknown: Frank Partington

Unknown: David Spenser

Director: Martyn C Webster

Paul Temple: Peter Coke

Sleve: Marjorie Westbury

Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt

Detlnsp Vosper: Hugh Manning

Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher

RitcMe: Hamilton Dyce

Clmrlie: James Beattie

Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote

Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean

Adrian Frost: Simon Lack

01My Heart And Harry1957111320040810 (BBC7)
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20131008 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)

Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury star in another intriguing case for BBC radio s smoothest sleuth and his glamorous wife.

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.

When young drama student Mary Dreisler is found murdered in her flat, her father instantly sends for Paul Temple.

There appears to have been no struggle, no robbery no motive.

The only possible clue is a package that arrives for the dead girl.

It contains a gramophone record called My Heart and Harry and attached is a note: Adored every minute of it - Spencer.

Who is Spencer? Does the song have anything to do with the murder? If anyone can find the answers, Paul can.The suave sleuth and his wife are drawn into the murder of an impresario's daughter.

The suave sleuth and his wife are drawn into the murder of an impresario's daughter.

The suave sleuth and his wife are drawn into the murder of an impresario's daughter. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury. From 1957.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

Paul and Steve embark upon another danger-filled investigation.

02Concerning Judy Milton1957112020040811 (BBC7)
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The debonair sleuth must uncover the link between a rare soundtrack record and a murder.

The debonair sleuth and wife Steve must uncover the link between a rare soundtrack record and a murder. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

The suave sleuth must uncover the link between a rare soundtrack record - and a murder.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

Judy, a friend of the dead girl, asks Paul to the country to see her.

When Paul arrives, all is deserted.

A 1950s thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband and wife crime-fighting team.

Judy Milton, a friend of the dead girl, asks Paul to come down to the country to see her.

The author-cum-investigator finds the mysterious record, but will he get to play it? Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

03Introducing Pete Roberts1957112720040812 (BBC7)
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The smooth sleuth is threatened with a revolver and uncovers a fresh lead to follow.

The smooth sleuth is threatened with a revolver and uncovers a fresh lead to follow. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

The suave sleuth is threatened with a revolver - and uncovers a fresh lead to follow.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

Someone has gone to great lengths to ensure that Paul can't play the record - deepening the mystery.

Someone has gone to great lengths to ensure that Paul can't play a record, but so far it's the only clue in the deepening mystery.

Someone has gone to great lengths to ensure that Paul can't play a record but so far it's the only clue in the mystery.

The smooth investigator turns his attention to a troubled singer.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

04That Old Intuition1957120420040813 (BBC7)
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The suave sleuth confronts impresario Rupert Dreisler, and fears for his wife's safety.

The suave sleuth confronts impresario Rupert Dreisler, and fears for his wife Steve's safety. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

A 1950s thriller about the husband-and-wife crime-fighting team.

The murderer becomes more and more ruthless.

A 1950s thriller starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as the husband and wife crime-fighting team.

As the murderer becomes more ruthless, Steve herself could be in danger.

The posh sleuth fears for the safety of Steve and makes provisions.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

05A Surprise For Pete Roberts1957121120040816 (BBC7)
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The death toll mounts as the suave sleuth journeys to an island on the River Thames.

The death toll mounts as the suave sleuth journeys to an island on the River Thames. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury. From 1957.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

From 1957.

Paul and Steve take a trip to a deserted island.

Paul and Steve take a trip to a seemingly deserted island in a lonely stretch of the Thames.

The detective and Steve take a trip to an island in a lonely stretch of the Thames.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

06Home Again1957121820040817 (BBC7)
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A murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris.

A murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury. From 1957.

Murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

From 1957.

Spencer strikes again and Paul and Steve spend an unpleasant evening on the Thames.

Spencer strikes again and Paul and Steve spend an evening on the Thames.

Clues point to Paris but our hero and Steve have an unpleasant time on the Thames.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

07Dinner At The Stardust1957122520040818 (BBC7)
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The suave sleuth switches his attention from the River Thames to a London nightclub.

The suave sleuth switches his attention from the River Thames to a London nightclub. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

After being fired at on the Thames, Paul's enquiries continue in the more comfortable surroundings of Terry Gibson's nightclub.

After being fired at on the Thames, Paul's enquiries continue in more comfortable surroundings.

The sleuth's enquiries switch from the Thames to a London nightclub.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

08 LASTA Party Of Four1958010120040819 (BBC7)
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The suave sleuth gathers together the key players in the musical mystery.

The suave sleuth gathers together the key players in the musical mystery. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury. From 1958.

Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

From 1958.

Paul is at last able to reveal the identity of the murderer 'Spencer', but not without risk to his own life.

Paul is at last able to reveal the identity of the murderer, but not without risk to his own life.

The sleuth can finally reveal the identity of 'Spencer' but at great personal risk.

Starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

The smooth sleuth battles to finally solve the music-themed mystery.

Who is Spencer?

Who is Spencer? Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.