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Dinner at the Stardust

The suave sleuth switches his attention from the River Thames to a London nightclub. Stars Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury.

The debonair detective turns his attention from the River Thames to a London nightclub.
After the untimely death of actress Mary Dreisler in her London flat, her theatre impresario father has sent for Paul Temple.

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

With James Thomason as Sir Graham Forbes, Brewster Mason as Rupert Dreisler, Hugh Manning as Vosper, James Beattie as Charlie, John Graham as Eric Lansdale, Isobel Dean as Terry Gibson, Simon Lack as Adrian Frost, June Turbin as Judy Milton and Thomas Heathcote as Pete Roberts.
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: Martyn C. Webster

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1957.

30 minutes