Durbridge, Francis

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Paul Temple
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
1968
Broadcast R7
30-Jan-2004
--
29-Jul-2004
30-Jul-2004
02-Aug-2004 to
06-Aug-2004
09-Aug-2004
28 Paul Temple and the Alex Affair
  1. Mrs. Trevelyan
  2. Dr. Kohima
  3. Dr. Karl Lathers
  4. Mr. Spider Williams
  5. Mr. Wilfred Davis
  6. Mr. Lee Brent
  7. The Girl in Brown
  8. Introducing Alex
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, James Thomason,
Hayden Jones, Simon Leck, Rolf Lefevre, Barbara
Mitchell, Basil Jones, Dennis Hawthorne,
Frank Henderson
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
26:50, 12579, m
27:02, 12680, m
27:05, 12704, m
27:11, 12750, m
27:08, 12727, m
27:10, 12738, m
27:06, 12704, m
27:05, 12700, m
Broadcast
02-Mar-1959
R7:
07-Oct-2004 to
18-Oct-2004
23 Paul Temple and the Conrad Case
  1. The Man from Munich
  2. Concerning Elliot France
  3. Hotel Roemer
  4. A Visit to Innsbruck
  5. A Dry Martini
  6. Concerning Captain Smith
  7. Coffee for Miss Conrad
  8. Person Unknown
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, James Beattie,
Richard Williams, Jeffrey Segal, Virginia Winter,
June Tobin, James Thomason, Hilda Schroder,
Dorothy Holmes-Gore, John Bryning, Joan
Matheson, Rolf Lefebvre, Dorothy Smith, George
Hagan, John Bennett, Hugh Manning, John Hollis,
Jane Jordan Rogers, Peter Wilde, Frank
Partington, Peggy Gowe, Sheila Grant
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
27:03, 12681, m
27:07, 12714, m
27:05, 12704, m
27:01, 12672, m
27:01, 12682, m
27:04, 12694, m
27:04, 12689, m
27:05, 12698, m
Hiss
Midlands Radio
1938
3 Paul Temple and the Front Page Men
  1. Front Page Men
Hugh Morton, Bernadette Hodgson, Lester Mullet,
Cedric Johnson, Leo Jewson, Cicely Gay, Godfrey
Basely, Stuart Findlay, Valerie Lard, William Hughes,
Vincent Cannon, Hal Bryant, Leslie Bowmar, John
Morley, William Walond, Clive Silbourne, Courtney
Hope, Leone Pollock, Percy Dewey, Dennis Falwell,
Fred Fortune
24:11, 22683, M
1965
Broadcast R7
29-Oct-2004 to
05-Nov-2004
27 Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery
  1. Too Young to Die
  2. Concerning Mrs.  Milbourne
  3. A Note for Danny
  4. A Change of Mind
  5. A Surprise for Mrs. Millbourne
  6. See You in London
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Isobel Dean, Nigel
Graham, Simon Lack, Polly Murch, Wilfred Carter,
John Baddiley, Patrick Barr
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
27:07, 12712, m
27:11, 12748, m
27:01, 12666, m
27:05, 12702, m
27:00, 12660, m
27:05, 12700, m
1954
Broadcast
R7:
19-Oct-2004 to
28-Oct-2004
17 Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case
  1. The Unlucky One
  2.  The Third Shoe
  3.  Peter Galino
  4.  La Mortella
  5.  That Good Old Intuition
  6.  A Warning from Miss Wayne
  7.  The Note
  8.  The Guilty Party
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, James Beattie,
Charles Leno, Lester Mullet, Duncan McIntire,
Griselda Harvey, Richard Williams, Cyril Schapps,
David Peel, Anne Cullen, Geoffrey Bond, Robert
Rietti, Peggy Hassard, Olaf Olson, Arthur
Lawrence, Elizabeth London, David Peel,
Alec Ross
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
28:59, 13594, m
29:33, 13854, m
28:29, 13359, m
28:10, 13209, m
28:57, 13573, m
29:16, 13721, m
28:04, 13164, m
28:51, 13525, m
Hiss, especially #2
Orig. 1946
BBC R4
03-July-2013 to
11-Sep-2013
9 Paul Temple and the Gregory Affair
  1. With the Compliments of Mr Gregory
  2. Introducing Sir Donald Murdo
  3. The Madrid
  4. Mr Davos Has an Alibi
  5. Virginia van Cleeve
  6. Concerning Mr Zola
  7. A Woman's Intuition
  8. News of Mr Gregory
  9. Millgate Steps
  10. Presenting Mr Gregory
Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Gareth
Thomas, Michael Mackenzie, Nick Underwood,
Richard Greenwood, Greg Powrie, Meg Fraser,
Simon Donaldson, Francesca Dymond, Eliza
Langland, Robin Laing
Producer Patrick Rayner
27:07, 25380, S
27:39, 25880, S
27:18, 25551, S
27:40, 25894, S
27:33, 25780, S
27:21, 25594, S
27:38, 25858, S
26:27, 24757, S
27:30, 25735, S
27:46, 25986, S
1963
Broadcast R7
24-28 May-2004
31-May-2004
01-02 June-2004
26 Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery

 
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, John Glenn,
Griselda Harvey, Simon Lack, Isabel Rene,
William Fox
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
26:52, 12601, m
27:15, 12776, m
27:10, 12738, m
27:00, 12661, m
26:52, 12598, m
26:52, 12601, m
27:02, 12675, m
26:38, 12488, m
April 1956
Broadcast R7
27-Sep-2004 to
06-Oct-2004
20 Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair
  1. The Little Things
  2. Salty West
  3. The Handbag
  4. Return to Downburgh
  5. A Present for Steve
  6. News from Sir Graham
  7. Another Suspect
  8. Return to London
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Lester Mullet, James
Beatty, Arthur Ridley, Manning Wilson, Brian Haines,
Belle Crystal, Alan McClelland, John Gabriel, Marjorie
Mars, Dorothy Holmes-Gore, Brewster Mason,
Simon Lack
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
26:44, 12533. m
26:52, 12596, m
27:01, 12673, m
27:05, 12700, m
27:02, 12677, m
27:04, 12690, m
27:03, 12684, m
27:09, 12732, m
1955
R4:
16-May-2008 to
04-Jul-2008
19 Paul Temple and the Madison
Mystery
  1. A Penny for Your Thoughts
  2. The Manilla
  3. Eileen
  4. Hubert Greene Entertains
  5. Steve Takes Over
  6. Just A Red Herring
  7. The Four Suspects
  8. Introducing Madison
Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Gareth Thomas,
Angus MacInnes, Robin Laing, Emma Currie, Richard
Greenwood, Nick Underwood, Greg Powrie, Michael
Mackenzie, Lucy Paterson, Eliza Langland,
Jimmy Chisholm
Produced by Patrick Rayner
27:21, 25648, S
27:48, 26075, S
27:48, 26067, S
27:41, 25969, S
27:46, 26036, S
27:28, 25761, S
27:08, 25448, S
27:59, 26236, S
1961
Broadcast R7
03-04 Jun-2004
07-11 Jun-2004
14-Jun-2004
25 Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Julian Somers,
James Beatty, Hugh Manning, Mary Wimbush,
Tommy Duggan, June Tobin, John Rollison, Joan
Matheson, Simon Lack, James Thomason
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
26:59, 12650, m
27:09, 12732, m
27:00, 12659, m
26:55, 12619, m
27:11, 25487, m
27:03, 12681, m
27:08, 12726, m
27:09, 12734, m
Broadcast
13-Nov-1957 to
01- Jan-1958
R7:
10-Aug-2004 to
13-Aug-2004
16-Aug-2004 to
19-Aug-2004
21 Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair
  1. My Heart and Harry
  2. Concerning Judy Milton
  3. Introducing Pete Roberts
  4. That Old Intuition
  5. A Surprise for Pete Roberts
  6. Home Again
  7. Dinner at the Stardust
  8. A Party of Four
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Lester Mudditt,
Hugh Manning, Brewster Mason, James Beattie,
Frank Partington, Simon Lack, June Tobin,
Lockwood West, Isabel Dean, Thomas
Heathcote, John Graham, James Thomason,
Hamilton Dyce, Denis Goacher
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
26:46, 12555, m
27:07, 12716, m
26:37, 12481, m
26:56, 12628, m
27:09, 12733, m
27:06, 12706, m
26:58, 12648, m
27:01, 12666, m
1947
R4:
07-Aug-2006 to
02-Oct-2006
-
20-Jun-2007 to
12 Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery
  1. Having a Wonderful Time
  2. Interlude at Augusta
  3. Introducing Colonel Marquand
  4. Cairo
  5. The House of Bahri
  6. A Message from Sir Graham
  7. Mr Darwin Entertains
  8. Still Having a Wonderful Time
Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Eliza
Langland, Lucy Paterson, Michael Mackenzie,
Richard Greenwood, Nick Underwood, Greg
Powrie, Angus MacInnes, Gareth Thomas,
Wendy Seager, John Paul Hurley
Produced by Patrick Rayner
28:05, 26329, S
27:28, 25763, S
27:19, 25619, S
27:03, 25366, S
27:21, 25644, S
27:26, 35729, S
27:20, 25635, S
27:30, 25789, S
Broadcast 1950
R7
19-Jul-2004 to
23-Jul-2004
26-Jul-2004 to
28-Jul-2004
15 Paul Temple and the Vandyke Affair
  1. The Sitter-In
  2. The Marlow Incident
  3. Introducing Mr. Droste
  4. Boulevard Seminaire
  5. Roger Shelley Makes a Suggestion
  6. Suspect Number One
  7. Steve Entertains
  8. Introducing Mr. Vandyke
Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Richard
Williams, Peter Wilde, Armeen? Sanford,
Isabel Rene, William Fox, David Spencer,
Richard Herndal, Simon Lack, Griselda Harvey,
Frederick Trieves, June Tobin, John Scott,
James Beatty, Rolf Lefevre, Betty Hardy
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
27:08, 12727, m
27:09, 12729, m
27:11, 12749, m
27:07, 12718, m
27:05, 12699, m
26:56, 12628, m
27:04, 12690, m
27:08, 12721, m
Original
Broadcast 1947
 R4:
11-Jun-2010 to
30-Jul-2010
10 Paul Temple and Steve
  1. The Notorious Dr Belasco
  2. 27a Berkeley House Place
  3. Presenting Ed Bellamy
  4. Mrs Forester is Surprised
  5. David Nelson Explains
  6. Steve's Intuition
  7. The Suspects
  8. The Final Curtain
Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Gareth
Thomas, Jimmy Chisholm, Eliza Langland,
Nick Underwood, Greg Powrie, Michael
Mackenzie, Richard Greenwood, Emma
Currie, Candida Benson, Robin Laing, John
Paul Hurley, Lucy Paterson
Produced by Patrick Rayner
26:46, 25109, S
26:56, 25259, S
27:45, 26017, S
27:38, 25930, S
27:32, 25825, S
27:44, 26005, S
27:50, 26105, S
27:50, 26108, S
Original
Broadcast 1946
 R4:
24-Aug-2011 to
12-Oct-2011
8 A Case for Paul Temple
  1. Paul Temple Hears About Valentine
  2. Steve Meets Captain O'Hara
  3. Sir Gilbert Explains
  4. Sir Graham Is Surprised
  5. Mr Layland Tells the Truth
  6. Valentine Strikes
  7. the Net Tightens
  8. Paul Temple Meets Valentine
Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson, Gareth
Thomas, Greg Powrie, Richard Greenwood,
Melody Grove, Jimmy Chisholm, Nick
Underwood, Lucy Paterson, Robin Laing,
Eliza Langland, Michael Mackenzie, John
Paul Hurley, Simon Tait
Producer Patrick Rayner
27:06, 25356, S
26:32, 24829, S
27:41, 25906, S
27:07, 25378, S
27:35, 25817, S
26:48, 25091, S
26:49, 25101, S
26:53, 25167, S
1942
5 Paul Temple Intervenes
  1. The Marquis
  2. Concerning Sir Felix
  3. Kellaway Manor
  4. A Warning From the Marquis
  5. Paul Temple Keeps an Appointment
  6. Above Suspicion
  7. The October Hotel
  8. Introducing... the Marquis

Carl Bernard, Bernadette Hodgson, Lester
Mudditt, Godfrey Baseley, Edgar Norfolk,
Sydney Tafler
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
17:37, 10328, m
18:39, 10932, m
18:56, 11097, m
17:22, 10182, m
17:17, 10134, m
17:38, 10334, m
18:26, 10805, m
18:41, 10957, m
record groove
noise
Regional
Programmes
1938
1 Send for Paul Temple

Producer: Martyn C. Webster 24:17, 17085, M

Other Works, Documentaries and Collateral Programmes
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
1962
What Do You Think?
Frank Partington, Ralph LeFevre, Peggy Butt, Louis
Stringer, Sheila Grant, John Pullen, Lee, Fox, Jonathan
Scott, William Eadle
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
28:18, 6635, m
R7:
31-Dec-2005
Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair
Michaela Saunders, Peter Coke
Produced by Ben Motley
28:28, 26692, S
unknown
Francis Durbridge on how he writes
Francis Durbridge
0:24, 72, m
13-Feb-2004
Radio Detectives
1 Send for Paul Temple
Geoffrey Richards, Paul Coke
produced by John Rolfe
28:11, 26430, S