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Too Young To Die

A woman thinks her late husband is alive, and someone would prefer the sleuth dead. Francis Durbridge thriller with Peter Coke.

When Paul and Steve are asked to investigate a case of blackmail and murder, they soon discover violence has been brought right to their own doorstep...

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 John Baddeley as Charlie, Wilfrid Carter as Inspector Lloyd, Patrick Barr as Maurice Lonsdale, Isabel Dean as Margaret Milbourne, Isabel Rennie as Dolly Brazer, Frederick Treves as Stone, Pat Connell as Lucas, Alan Haines as Den Roberts, James Thomason as the Doctor, Malcolm Terris as the Police Conctable and Bruce Beeby as the Taxi Driver.

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 Scotland Yard usually needed Paul's help with tricky cases.

Producer: Martin C. Webster.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1965.

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30 minutes