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The Unlucky One

Should Howard Gilbert hang for the murder of a model? The victim's father thinks he's innocent. The suave sleuth investigates.

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 Lester Mudditt as Sir Graham Forbes.

With James Beattie as Charlie, Charles Leno as Wilfred Stirling and Duncan McIntyre as Detective Inspector Kingston.

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 1954.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Mar 2016 01:00