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The Sitter-in

The smooth detective and his journalist wife Steve must find a missing baby and identify a mystery man. Francis Durbridge's thriller stars Peter Coke.

When a baby goes missing, the suave sleuth and wife Steve are on the case - but can they identify a mystery man?

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, Frederick Treves as Inspector Eden, James Beattie as Charlie, Peter Wilde as Terry Palmer, June Tobin as Mary Desmond, Armine Sandford as Queenie Edwards, Catherine Salkold as Madame Flaubert and Haydn Jones as Bert Walters

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 so often needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

Producer: Martin C Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1959.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 14 Feb 2017 01:00