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Presenting Mr Vandyke

The suave sleuth throws a party and invites all the suspects, but can he finally unmask the culprit?

Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve in another intriguing case for BBC radio's smoothest investigator and his glamorous wife.

With Richard Williams as Sir Graham Forbes, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, James Beattie as Charlie, John Scott as Bill McCall, Simon Lack as Philip Droste, Richard Hurndall as Roger Shelly and Betty Hardy as Marian Faber.

From 1938 to 1969 the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 23 Feb 2017 01:00