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Pondering the mystery of the handbag, the smooth detective and his wife follow up a fresh lead. Stars Peter Coke. From May 1956.

Pondering the mystery over the handbag, the suave detective and his wife, Steve follow up a fresh lead...

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 Allan McClelland as Max Burford, John Gabriel as Ernest de Silva, Dorothy Holmes-Gore as Doris and Arthur Ridley as Detective Inspector Vosper.

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.

30 minutes