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I'm posting at an amazing rate this weekend (that's what happens when I'm home alone *sniffs*), so I might as well post once more, to tell those of you who love vintage English detectives to check out the Paul Temple mysteries on BBC 7. I wanted something entertaining to listen to yesterday while cleaning the bathroom (oh the romance) and so went to BBC 7's Listen Again section, and decided to check out the first part of a Paul Temple radio series from the late '50s (which can be found here, although they only keep stuff up for a week so it'll be gone tomorrow). And it was wonderful! It's on every weekday so there were five episodes up on the site, and I ended up listening to the first four parts practically in a row. I'm planning on listening to the fifth while I make my lunch, as well as checking out the last few episodes this week. It's enormous fun - Paul Temple is not only suave and sophisticated, but has an equally glamorous wife called.....Steve. Yes, Steve. Anyway, Steve is a journalist too, and they go jet setting about the place solving intriguing and complicated crimes while speaking like Laura and Alec in Brief Encounter ("I'm teddibly, teddibly happy, darling"). There are enormous revelations every fifteen minutes (cue dramatic pause or exciting, very-BBC-in-the-'50s music, which I love), and every episode ends on a cliff hanger ("I believe that the dead man was actually...."). I'm in love! And you will be too.

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andypop
May. 1st, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
They've recently released a bunch of these on tape & CD, I believe.
barsine
May. 1st, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
I too am alone. I am a sibling-widow, because Eoin has gone to his other house until Thursday week as his brother is home for a visit. But soon I shall have my new computer, and then I won't care!

Also, alices and mralices will be home in exactly one week. Care to join me & alices and Eoin on an Oxfam music quiz team on Monday week? P is v welcome too ...

Oh, and see you tomorrow, by the way!
stellanova
May. 1st, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
I would be delighted to join your team, and am very much looking forward to alices's arrival.'Twill be a change from my current solitary life*, with nothing to look forward to but Ian McKellan in tonight's Corrie...and the pleasure of your glorious company tomorrow, of course! Do you want to come over mid-afternoon, and then we can watch GG and perhaps get a Chinese feast afterwards?

*Solitary until later tonight, anyway, then Patsington makes a triumphant return, after another weekend of baby-wrangling - when he rang me yesterday evening he could hardly breathe, because his infant lookalike Josh had been making him chase him around the countryside.
barsine
May. 1st, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
That sounds perfect. Though we should eat fewer pringles than last time -- I fear I sadly wasted my chinese then as I was so full of red pringles!
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