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The Third Shoe

Howard Gilbert has been convicted for the murder of his model girlfriend, Brenda - but did he really kill her? The debonair sleuth and his wife Steve pay him a visit in jail.

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 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

Wed 16 Mar 2016 01:00