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Paul Temple - episode guide

Saturday, 04 July 2009 13:07

* - Indicates episodes that still exist in colour with an English soundtrack, and were released on a Paul Temple compilation by Acorn Media in 2009.

** - Indicates episodes that exist as monochrome 16mm English soundtrack telerecordings that were returned to the BBC from New Zealand.

 

Cast

Francis Matthews – Paul Temple

Ros Drinkwater – Steve Temple

June Ellis – Kate Balfour (S1 - S2)

Blake Butler - Eric (S1 -S2)

George Sewell – Sammy Carson (S2 – S4)

Derek Martin – Paddy (S2, S4) [Now playing Charlie in Eastenders]

 

Producer – Adam Bromley (S1), Peter Bryant (S2), Derrick Sherwin (S2-S4)

 

1.01 - Who Dies Next

Paul and Steve arrive home to find they have been burgled. Curiously, nothing of value seems to have been taken, but books have been removed from the bookshelves as if someone had been searching through them. Searching for what?

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Bernard Archard, Ian Fairbairn

Writer: Peter Miller

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission 23.11.1969

 

1.02 -  Message From A Dead Man

Spending a weekend at Random Cottage, Paul and Steve are visited by a young American, who tells them he has heard a murder being arranged on the telephone. When Paul starts checking he finds that everything the American told him was untrue.Then a man is found dead.

Guest Stars: Raymond Huntley, Madge Ryan, Derek Benfield, Rosalie Westwater

Writer: John Roddick

Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Original UK Transmission: 30.11.1969

 

1.03 - There Must Be A Mr X

After an evening at a gambling club, Paul takes a hostess, Sandra, back to her flat. When Paul arrives home in the early hours of the morning he tells Steve he has been talking over old times with a friend. What is Paul up to?

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Maggie London, Geoffrey Palmer, Brian McDermott

Writer: David Ellis

Director: Eric Hills

Original UK Transmission: 07.12.1969

 

1.04 - Missing Penny

Paul is told a strange story about a girl missing from a village not far from Random Cottage. He learns that she didn't drive a car and she didn't take the only bus to the nearest station. In fact, nobody saw her leave at all ...

Guest Stars: Blake Butler, Martin Jarvis, Lans Traverse, Christine Finn

Writer: Cyril Abraham

Director: Tina Wakerell

Original UK Transmisson: 14.12.1969

 

1.05 - The Man Who Wasn't There

A man known to Paul and Steve is reported killed in an air crash in Rome. But Steve is positive that the man called at the Temples' home shortly after the time given for the crash.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Clifford Earl, Peter Miles, Michael Bird

Writer: John Tully

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 21.12.1969

 

1.06 - Which One Of Us Is Me?

Paul is asked for help by a man called Howard Hawthorn. Apparently someone is intent on destroying Howard; his character, his marriage, his sanity. Paul asks who this someone is. Howard replies, 'Howard Hawthorn.'

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Glyn Houston, Barbara Shelley, Milton Johns, Prentis Hancock

Writer: David Chantler

Director: Paul Ciappessoni

Original UK Transmission: 28.12.1969

 

1.07 - Inside Information

A private enquiry agent calls to see Steve, who tells him she wants him to watch Paul. When the agent asks why, Steve says she suspects Paul of being unfaithful, and requires evidence for a divorce.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Tracy Reed, Kevin Lindsay, Patricia Maynard, Michael Gwynn

Writer: David Ellis

Director: Tina Wakerell

Original UK Transmission: 04.01.1970

 

1.08 - The Masked Lady

A film is being made in an ancestral home about the legend of the strange disappearance of the Masked Lady. A young girl playing the part also disappears.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Clive Morton, Basil Dignam, George Howe

Writer: John Tully Script

Director: Rex Tucker

Original UK Transmission: 11.01.1970

 

1.09 - Swan Song For Colonel Harp

Colonel Harp is one of the regulars at the Falcon. One day a stranger comes to see him. Eric observes that the Colonel seems frightened. Shortly, it is announced that the Colonel is selling his house and moving to a cottage in the country. The stranger asks Eric to take a trunk down to the cottage. The Colonel is not present. The stranger says the trunk contains books...

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Patrick Troughton, William Lucas, Ilona Rodgers

Writer: David Chantler

Director: Tina Wakerell

Original UK Transmission: 18.01.1970

 

1.10 - Mr Wallace Predicts

Paul and Steve find themselves involved with Mr Wallace, a researcher into extra-sensory perception. But Mr Wallace has another talent that interests Paul: he can predict accidents. Unfortunately, the victims never seem to get his warnings in time.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Peter Copley, Geraldine Moffatt, Dennis Bowen

Writer: John Tully

Director: Eric Hills

Original UK Transmission: 25.01.1970

 

1.11 - Letters From Robert

Miss Rose Martin was once in love with a man called Robert Stanlake, who disappeared mysteriously 20 years ago. She starts getting letters, from someone who seems to know all about her, signed as Robert Stanlake.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Rachel Kempson, Angela Pleasence, Michael Johnson, Sarah Craze

Writer: John Tully

Director: Prudence Fitzgerald

Original UK Transmission: 01.02.1970

 

1.12 - The Man From The Sea

Kate is taking a holiday at the seaside. Walking along the beach, she discovers a body washed up by the tide. A lighthouse keeper tells her he has sent for the police. But later Kate discovers the police have no knowledge of the body.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Donald Morley, Sheila Fearn, Reginald Barratt, David Quilter

Writer: Cyril Abraham

Director: Philip Dudley

Original UK Transmission: 08.02.1970

 

1.13 - The Victim

Peter Tremayne, a rich industrialist, is being persecuted by someone. He thinks his persecutor is an old enemy, but Paul has other ideas.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, Blake Butler, Ray McAnally Ellen McIntosh, Angharad Rees, Terry Walsh

Writer: David Whitaker

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 15.02.1970

 

2.01 - Right Villain

Paul is literally 'taken for a ride' when he contemplates buying a new car. Sammy Carson, ex-villain and part-owner of the garage involved, offers Paul the car in exchange for his help - which he badly needs!

Guest Stars: George Sewell, June Ellis, Caroline Blakiston, John Gill, Patsy Smart, Derek Martin

Writer: Derrick Sherwin

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 05.04.1970

 

2.02 - Kill Or Cure

Steve's friend Ilse Goetz visits London with her uncle, a pharmaceutical manufacturer. After contacting the Temple's, she disappears - and when Paul investigates, her uncle warns him not to get involved ...

Guest Stars: Blake Butler, Wolfgang Preiss, Christiane Krüger, Jerome Willis, Peter Porteous

Writer: Bill Strutton

Director: Christopher Barry

Original UK Transmission: 12.04.1970

 

2.03 - Games People Play *

While in Malta, Paul and Steve are drawn into the 'sweet life' of a group for whom luxury has become a necessity - a life that soon lures the innocent beyond boredom into danger.

Guest Stars: George Baker, Penny Spencer, Angela Browne, Moray Watson, Tony Vogel, Michael Gothard,

Writer: John Gould

Director: Philip Dudley

Original UK Transmission: 19.04.1970

 

2.04 - The Artnappers

Gallery raids and art thefts are becoming increasingly commonplace - often the only losers appear to be the insurance companies. Paul finds that even they can limit their liability to pay by investing in crime ...

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Terence Alexander, Jenny Till, Christopher Benjamin, Derek

Writer: Bill Strutton

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 26.04.1970

 

2.05 - The Black Room

How deeply within ourselves can we bury the effects of violence? Paul discovers methods by which unscrupulous men use a victim's past to force their way into a frightening future.

Guest Stars: Julian Glover, Michael Deacon, Patrick Newell, Helen Downing, Edward Burnham, Rudolph Walker

Writer: Moris Farhi

Director: Christopher Barry

Original UK Transmission: 03.05.1970

 

2.06 - Antique Death: Part 1

Paul is amused when he discovers that the copy of an Etruscan Apollo which he has bought causes a ripple of alarm in museum circles as the original is reputed to be unique and no other copy is known to exist. But when the figurine disappears, the chase leads Paul to Amsterdam and into the dangers that lie beyond the respectable front of dealing in `genuine' art-fakes.

Guest Stars: June Ellis, John Franklyn Robbins, Peter Carsten, Eric Pohlmann, Christopher Owen

Writer: Michael Chapman

Director: John Matthews

Original UK Transmission: 10.05.1970

 

2.07 - Antique Death: Part 2

Paul moves from Amsterdam  to Bruges in his search for the Arezzo Apollo figurine which has been stolen from him. The death of Genevieve Duclos leads him closer to those responsible and deeper into the dangerous world of organised international crime.

Guest Stars: Peter Carsten, Jan Conrad, Jean Anderson, Cyril Shaps

Writer: Michael Chapman

Director: John Matthews

Original UK Transmission: 17.05.1970

 

2.08 - Double Vision

Paul, on a visit to Edinburgh to attend a Crime Writer's Conference, is asked by a beautiful young German girl to read her first novel. A charming girl - an innocent request - but the book seems to be in great demand...

Guest Stars: Andrew Faulds, Dennis Waterman, David Healy, Derek Martin

Writer: Jeremy Burnham

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 24.05.1970

 

2.09 - Steal A Little Happiness

Paul and Steve pick up a hitchhiking street urchin called Gina outside Milan and soon discover the pressures poverty brings to bear on the young. In an attempt to help the girl Paul uncovers a relationship between Gina and Ettore, a helpless old man, that is based on need rather then on cupidity.

Guest Stars: Micaela Esdra, Raffaele Pezzoli, Jack Woolgar John Abineri

Writer: Bill Strutton

Director: Philip Dudley

Original UK Transmission: 28.06.1970

 

2.10 - The Suitcase

A Secret Service plot or the bitter end to a tangled domestic quarrel? This is the fascinating question facing Paul Temple when a suitcase explodes in a Surrey country house.

Guest Stars: Derek Martin, John Rolfe, Jack Watling

Writer: John Tully

Director: John Matthews

Original UK Transmission: 05.07.1970

 

2.11 - Murder In Munich: Part 1

Temple, on a visit to Munich, is horrified to find that he's been mistaken for an assassin. Worse still, he's expected to proceed with, and complete, the killer's Assignment.

Guest Stars: Dieter Borsche, Maria Perschy, Jack Hedley, Me Me Lay

Writer: David Roberts

Director: Michael Ferguson

Original UK Transmission: 12.07.1970

 

2.12 - Murder In Munich: Part 2

Paul Temple, cleverly framed for murder on a visit to Munich, has a life and death race against time to prove his innocence.

Guest Stars: Dieter Borsche, Maria Perschy, Jack Hedley

Writer: David Roberts

Director: Michael Ferguson

Original UK Transmission: 19.07.1970

 

2.13 - Re-Take

What is the-connection between a series of crimes in Rome seven years ago and the disappearance of a child in London now?

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Kate O'Mara, Derek Martin

Writer: Paul Erickson

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 26.07.1970

 

3.01 - House Of The Dead

Paul Temple receives a strange invitation to an abandoned house to investigate a five-year-old murder.

Guest Stars: Sean Caffrey, Moira Redmond, Gerald Flood, Petra Davies

Writer: David Roberts

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 10.01.1971

 

3.02 -  Sea Burial

On a visit to Sweden, Paul Temple receives a mysterious summons that pitchforks him on to the trail of an ingenious and unusual crime.

Guest Stars: Gunnar Hellström, Jan Karlsson, Godfrey James, Fulton Mackay

Writer: David Roberts

Director: Ronald Wilson

Original UK Transmission: 17.01.1971

 

3.03 - Night Train

Coincidence, perhaps? Or does the appearance of Freddie Price as a sleeping car attendant on the Temples' train have a more sinister significance?

Guest Stars: Robert Urquhart, Gerald Sim, Peter Halliday, Geoffrey Chater, Denis Plenty

Writer: Michael J Bird

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 24.01.1971

 

3.04 - Corrida *

Bulls and Christian martyrs - that's the toll throughout the centuries at the ancient arena in Aries. Is the bullring about to be used for another sport - like the killing of escaped criminals?

Guest Stars: Edward De Souz,a Jeremy Higgins, Frederick Jaeger, Peter Miles

Writer: Lindsay Galloway

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 07.02.1971

 

3.05 - Death For Divers' Reasons

A quiet stretch of coastline holds all sorts of menacing surprises for Temple and Steve's yachting weekend.

Guest Stars: Richard Hurndall, Stephanie Bidmead, Patrick Durkin, George Tovey

Writer: John Lucarotti

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 14.02.1971

 

3.06 - A Greek Tragedy

Tragedy? Or a menacing conspiracy of silence? What exactly is going on in the small mountainside village in Greece? And what is the tie-up with those grim events as far back as the winter of 1944?

Guest Stars: Valerie Gearon, Francis De Wolff, John Barrett, Denis Carey, Colin Jeavons

Writer: Lindsay Galloway

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 21.02.1971

 

3.07 - The Specialists *

Strange people - Specialists. Bodyguard one day - the next Assassin. Very efficient and reliable to the man who pays him - first.

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Emrys Jones, Garfield Morgan, Hugh Morton

Writer: Michael Winder

Director: Eric Price

Original UK Transmission: 28.02.1971

 

3.08 - Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? *

Very efficient these Intelligence Agents. Almost clever enough to conceal the truth from the Temples' as they make a surprise visit on an old friend in a small Riviera fishing port.

Guest Stars: Glyn Owen, Richard Vernon, Peter Barkworth, Virginia Wetherell

Writer: Dennis Spooner

Director: Eric Price

Original UK Transmission: 07.03.1971

 

3.09 - Requiem For A Don

Suicide? Or murder? Temple's investigation into the death of an old friend causes a lot of long faces in a famous Midlands University town.

Guest Stars: Lana Morris, Cyril Luckham, Bernard Kay, Derek Francis

Writer: Jeremy Burnham

Director: Christopher Barry

Original UK Transmission: 14.03.1971

 

3.10 - Motel *

Why should a lonely Scottish motel be the gathering point for a gang of criminals?

Guest Stars: Tony Steedma,n Patricia Haines, Reginald Marsh, Angus Lennie, Gay Hamilton

Writer: David Simon

Director: Simon Langton

Original UK Transmission: 21.03.1971

 

3.11 - Cue Murder! *

Tension and drama build up to a breathless climax as Paul reveals a murderer before a television audience.

Guest Stars: Philip Madoc, Michael Lees, Tristan Rogers, Katharine Blake, Madge Ryan, Joseph Furst, Donald

Writer: David Simon

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 28.03.1971

 

3.12 -  Death Of Fasching *

Paul takes a strange partner at a Fasching Ball in Munich - and thereafter has to watch his step.

Guest Stars: Catherine Schell, Georg Marischka, George Pravda

Writer: Wolf Rilla

Director: Viktors Ritelis

Original UK Transmission: 04.04.1971

 

3.13 - Catch Your Death *

Paul and Sammy between them track down a dangerous thief - and nearly catch a nasty cold!

Guest Stars:George Sewell,  John Carson, Allan Cuthbertson

Writer: Patrick Alexander

Director: Frank Cox

Original UK Transmission: 11.04.1971

 

4.01 - Paper Chase

A glimpse under the covers for Paul of secret political warfare in London.

Guest Stars: Norman Bird, Oliver Maguire, John LeMesurier, Kenneth Griffith, Tamara Ustinov

Writer: Jeremy Burnham

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 09.06.1971

 

4.02 - Death Sentence

Susan Grant hasn't an enemy in the world - so why do they want to kill her?

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Natalie Kent, Derek Ware, Nicholas Smith, Sally James

Writer: David Ellis

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 16.06.1971

 

4.03 - Ricochet *

Paul, on a visit to St Moritz with Steve to meet his accountant, soon finds he has other problems on his mind than facts and figures.

Guest Stars: David Bauer, Ilona Grübel, Christopher Chittell, Franco Derosa

Writer: Marc Brandel

Director: Darrol Blake

Original UK Transmission: 23.06.1971

 

4.04 - With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies? *

Sammy Carson is accused of murder - with surprising results ...

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Victor Maddern, Terry Walsh, Florence Marchandau, Garfield Morgan

Writer: Victor Canning

Director: Michael Ferguson

Original UK Transmission: 30.06.1971

 

4.05 - Party Piece

Sammy meets up with a jazz pianist friend, and involves Paul in a crime of considerable ingenuity.

Guest Stars: George Sewell, David Dundas, Chris Cunningham, Cyd Hayman, Denis Carey Brian Glover, Bernard Archard, Maxine Casson

Writer: Lindsay Galloway

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 07.07.1971

 

4.06 - The Quick And The Dead *

'The old priests have been dead for centuries - and they can't harm anybody ...

Guest Stars: Peter Sallis, Tenniel Evans, John Stratton, Derek Newark, Barbara Lott, Terence Edmond, Avril Elgar

Writer: Derry Quinn

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 14.07.1971

 

4.07 - The Man Who Forged Real Money

An African Embassy in London makes good cover - for a clever international conspiracy.

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Johnny Sekka, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson, Thomas Baptiste, Bernard Spear, Christopher Biggins

Writer: John Lucarotti

Director: Ken Hannam

Original UK Transmission: 21.07.1971

 

4.08 - A Family Affair

Paul takes a sea trip to Hamburg - and a nose-dive into a ruthless story of family treachery.

Guest Stars: Michael Crame,r Roland Astor, Paul Ambrose

Writer: Wolf Rilla

Director: David Maloney

Original UK Transmission: 28.07.1971

 

4.09 - The Guilty Must Die **

Paul goes away to the country for a few days leaving Steve to witness a murder. Guest Stars: George Sewell, Sylvia Syms, Patrick Mower, Joe Melia, Deirdre Costello, Michael Sheard, Jenny Lee Wright

Writer: John Tully

Director: Douglas Camfield

Original UK Transmission: 04.08.1971

 

4.10 - Game, Set And Match **

When Andy King, tough king of professional tennis arrives in a country for another tournament ... trouble isn't far behind ...

Guest Stars: John Gregg, Del Henney, Veronica Strong, Ed Devereaux, Dilys Watling

Writer: Jeremy Burnham

Director: Darrol Blake

Original UK Transmission: 11.08.1971

 

4.11 - Long Ride To Red Gap **

Sammy, on a car journey near Godalming, is ambushed and attacked by a band of Red Indians - and he's not joking!

Guest Stars: George Sewell, Anthony Sagar, Kevin Stoney, Derek Martin

Writer: John Wiles

Director: George Spenton-Foster

Original UK Transmission: 18.08.1971

 

4.12 - Winner Takes All **

Against a horseracing background, Temple finds himself involved in a takeover bid between two sides in a large criminal organisation.

Guest Stars: Claire Nielson, Peter Dyneley, Mark Kingston, Charles Lamb, Peter O'Sullevan

Writer: Donald James

Director: Christopher Barry

Original UK Transmission: 25.08.1971

 

4.13 - Critics, Yes! But This Is Ridiculous! **

A midnight intruder into a small Scottish library rips apart several of Paul's novels. Is he settling an old score? Or do his actions have a much more menacing reason?

Guest Stars: William Gaunt, Prentis Hancock, Maurice Roeves, Joanna Cooper, Angus Lennie, Robert Robertson

Writer: Eddie Boyd

Director: Michael Ferguson

Original UK Transmission: 01.09.1971

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