After 30 years of Paul Temple radio shows Francis Durbridge succeeded in introducing his character to the TV screen. The series made it to 52 episodes, shot between 1969 and 1971, and was looked down upon by none other than Robert Banks Stewart, who called it "humdrum stuff". True, the BBC series created by Stewart, Shoestring and Bergerac, WERE different, but it does not seem fair to compare an early 1970s videotaped show to a late 1970s/early 1980s filmed series. Moreover, was there ever a "humdrum" BBC production?
Paul Temple is a writer of detective novels and an amateur sleuth, always finding himself in all kinds of adventurous and hazardous situations, invariably accompanied by his wife Steve (!). Some of the episodes are by no means conventional mysteries (GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, DEATH OF FASCHING). Leading man Francis Matthews (*1927) claimed in an interview which was conducted by journalist Adam Jezard in 1995 that Durbridge himself wanted to see him in the starring role.
"I had done two of his (Durbridge's) TV serials, My Friend Charles and The World of Tim Frazer, with Jack Hedley (...) [B]y this time I knew Francis very well, Francis Durbridge rang when Paul Temple was being cast [and] simply offered me the job. (...) Francis, when he rang me up, said; Ive always had you in mind. If we were going to put Temple on the screen, Id like you to do it."
(Matthews, who appeared in The Revenge of Frankenstein, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Rasputin: The Mad Monk; Taste of Excitement, Brat Farrar among others, was interviewed by Mr Jezard on the subject of his Hammer film performances. The material on Paul Temple was not relevant for his Hammer Horror Monthly article and was never published. It can now be found on Gregory Marshall's page, http://www.geocities.com/gregorym101/matthews.html; all quotations © Adam Jezard 2002. Special thanks to Adam for his generous permission to reproduce portions of this interview.)
Paul Temple was produced by three BBC stalwarts whose back catalogue included other Durbridge projects and Doctor Who respectively:
(Modified scan from The Frame magazine, Special Issue on Douglas Camfield)
Alan Bromly (director Time Warrior, Nightmare of Eden; plus producer Out of the Unknown 1969-71; producer and director of many Durbridge serials, see separate page)
Peter Bryant (Doctor Who associate producer and story editor 1966-7, producer and story editor 1967-8, producer 1968-9)
Derrick Sherwin (Doctor Who story editor 1967-8, producer, script editor, writer 1968-9, producer 1970)
Other Doctor Who directors who worked on the show were Douglas Camfield, George Spenton-Foster, Christopher Barry, Darrol Blake, and David Maloney. Writers included Dennis Spooner, Michael J. Bird, Cyril (The Onedin Line) Abraham, and David Whitaker.
Fred Hamilton (left)
This seems like a selection of the best talent available, but according to Matthews they were really good in the last season only:
"The last year (... ) no, the last 13... we had better writers, a better producer and they were splendid, they were really very good scripts."
Durbridge, however, wrote none of the teleplays himself. It may be subject to debate whether that is really a loss. Durbridge wrote whodunnits which were, speaking for Germany at least, incredibly popular in the 1960s and which are certainly a good thing for indifferent mass audiences and younger viewers. On the other hand one can argue, where's the incentive to watch them (again) once the killer's identity is known?
Several renowned TV series writers used the opportunity of a format seemingly without any limits to engage in all kinds of experiments (from a dramatic, not a technical point of view). Therefore, when we see the episodes today our verdict must be that many (not all) have aged surprisingly well. Not only do they profit from the chemistry between Matthews and Ros Drinkwater who plays Steve, but also from considerable achievements by the crew. A good example is Philip Dudleys direction of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, an episode which benefits greatly from the fact that the action is set on Malta and that it was made entirely on film. Co-producer Bryant compared this story to Fellini's classic, La Dolce Vita. George Spenton-Foster's direction of THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, supported by Graham Oakley's splendid design, has a very nice gothic horror flair and can thus be regarded as a predecessor to his excellent Doctor Who segment Image of the Fendahl.
In contrast to that Derrick Sherwin's RIGHT VILLAIN script is quite devoid of anything which does not seem clichéd today. When the series was first broadcast in Britain an irate Radio Times reader criticized the writers in a similar way. Bryant's reply was as follows:
"It would be a herculean and totally impossible task for any one person to write every episode of a weekly series. This is particularly so in the case of Francis Durbridge, who naturally is always very much in demand as a writer and, therefore, very heavily committed. That is why, with his blessing, we commission other writers. But (...) far from being 'unknowns', the writers we employ for the series are of a very high professional standard." (RT 1970, link to article to follow).
It is a purely academic thought, but nonetheless it would have been interesting to see Durbridge himself handling his cliffhangers in a one-hour format.
From a technical viewpoint the 52 episodes had different formats. Diametrically opposed to GAMES PEOPLE PLAY are MOTEL and CUE MURDER!, since these episode consist of VTR material only. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD is mainly videotaped, and the exteriors were filmed by an O.B. unit. Most episodes, though, are VTR + filmed inserts. In the case of CORRIDA this method leads to what looks like a production fault. Reaction shots of the actor playing the farmer which were visibly made in the studio are crosscut with the exterior explosion sequences. It seems it was considered superfluous to hire the actor for shooting two short location scenes. This may have been a deliberate shooting policy but it does look odd (because these are the first VTR scenes after several minutes of film, see also below).
The terrific title music is courtesy of Ron Grainer (Doctor Who, Tales of the Unexpected). First season producer Alan Bromly said, "It's what the Germans call an 'ear-worm' – it really grows on you." Grainer's theme exists in two versions. The up-tempo one introduced the early episodes (GAMES PEOPLE PLAY is the only surviving one), the slow one accompanied the end credits (later the same principle was applied to The Sweeney, with a greater effect). As CORRIDA and other season 3 and 4 episodes prove the slow version was used for both main titles and end credits of the last 26 episodes. All German episodes I've seen have the faster theme only, both at the beginning and at the end. According to a Radio Times article the season 1 episode MISSING PENNY has a two-minute version of the early theme.
A lost episode: Robert Urquhart, Gerald Sim, Francis Matthews in NIGHT TRAIN
And another one: DOUBLE VISION
And a third one: STEAL A LITTLE HAPPINESS
Some further notes on the German versions: Matthews was dubbed by well-known actor Gert Günter Hoffmann, also the German voice of John Thaw in The Sweeney. The dubbing is characterized by the highly questionable strategy of adding "spice" to supposedly tedious dialogue which ruled supreme in the early 1970s (see German versions of The Persuaders, Jason King) – a belated - and misguided - tribute to the student riots perhaps?? Embarrassing, unfunny verbal exchange spoils the fun more than once. Steve is called 'Stiefelchen' (little boot) by her husband, for no good reason. The picture of NIGHT TRAIN is a little blurred which is particularly visible when the actors move quickly – see, for example, the first dialogue between Matthews and Drinkwater on board the train. Apparently a 35mm film recording was made from a flat-screen monitor displaying the original videotaped version (confirmed by Matthews in the Jezard interview). Why this was done remains uncertain for the time being. A desire to obtain a uniform look of all episodes might have been one reason. Another reason is suggested by the deficiencies of the English version of RICOCHET, large chunks of which consist of footage made on location in the ski resort St Moritz. Intercut scenes with the leads which were obviously made in the studio look cheap and nasty.
Beginning with season 2 the German company Taurus film from Munich acted as co-producer. The end credits of the English versions mention Taurus explicitly, whereas the German versions credit ZDF television, one of the public TV networks, as co-producer. On the importance of the German contribution Matthews had this to say:
"[The Germans] insisted I got into a Rolls-Royce and look as if I was wealthy, and drive myself. And also that I was occasionally allowed to hit people and get angry. But the BBC had decided that I was going to be very quiet and urbane. I think the Germans made the show better."
Peter Bryant told Radio Times (3/4/1970): "The main reason we've been able to do so much filming abroad is that this series is a co-production with Taurus films (...) They wanted to come in with us because Francis Durbridge is fantastically popular in Germany. And we were delighted to let them, because it gives us much more scope to work abroad. (...) When he [Temple] does hit someone, he gets his knuckles cut and it hurts. I think the appeal of the character today – and remember that he belongs originally to the 30s – is that he is an amateur."
In another Radio Times statement Bryant and Sherwin seemed enthusiastic with regard to season 2 (which was their debut in the driver's seat). Temple would become "more international, more glamorous – in quotes – and more action packed".
The co-production deal led to the hiring of German guest actors and to German locations being used as settings (MURDER IN MUNICH, DEATH OF FASCHING, A FAMILY AFFAIR). Other locations were – we already mentioned Malta – Amsterdam (ANTIQUE DEATH), Bruges, Italy.
In season 1 the Temples had done their sleuthing in the UK only, Steve acting as Paul's driver. Their sidekicks were elderly Kate (June Ellis) and Eric (Blake Butler). In season two Kate appeared only sporadically, Eric was omitted altogether. This vacancy was filled by Sammy Carson (George Sewell), an ex-convict going straight, and his man friday Paddy (Derek Martin).
But the co-producers did not only exercise influence during pre-production but also intervened considerably in the post-production phase, at least according to Matthews:
"[The Germans] rewrote the stories ... because some of the stories were so dreadful, some of the dialogue so terrible, they even changed the dialogue and changed the stories to fit the pictures and made them even more gutsy and exciting."
That means the "German" episodes are not necessarily what British audiences saw in the early 1970s. To what extent Matthews is right remains to be seen and will be discussed here on the basis of a comparison of the English and German versions of RICOCHET, WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU..., GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, and CATCH YOUR DEATH.
As of now, only the two RICOCHET versions are available for such a comparison. Apparently nothing in the story was changed. Here is a list of different scenes:
- the GERMAN version contains an additional establishing shot (Paul and Steve drive up to their hotel) which is missing from the UKG version
- the GERMAN version contains a punch-up between Paul and Il Muto which is terminated by Angelo. The UKG version fades out after Paul's entry into Bernhard's hut. Their dialogue is taken up after that.
- (Continuation of the same scene) the UKG version contains a dialogue in which Bernhard and Paul discuss the nature of avalanches
- in the UKG version the dialogue between Dermott and his father is a little longer
- the GERMAN version contains additional scenes in which Il Muto threatens Heidi with a knife (when she interrupts the theft of the cup). A heated verbal exchange between Heidi and Angelo follows which is also missing from the UKG version
- the GERMAN version shows how Angelo "activates" his switchblade knife after receiving it from Il Muto, in order to attack Heidi
- the GERMAN version contains a single shot of Heidi lying on the floor
- the UKG version lists 9 guest stars and supporting actors, the GERMAN version leaves out the last two. The GERMAN credits mention Hugh Miles as 2nd cameraman
According to Matthews the series was very popular with the viewing public:
"It made more money abroad and drew bigger audiences than The Forsyte Saga. It really was, at the time, the biggest thing, certainly in Europe, and in Australia and places like that (...) It was a huge hit, but the BBC has always been ashamed of it and they never mention it."
When the series was first shown in Germany Hörzu TV magazine did nothing for Temple's reputation, on the contrary British press reactions were assembled, seemingly, to alienate viewers from the outset:
"In England (...) audiences reacted far from enthusiastic. The press all but trashed Temple: 'Muddled, not convincing', complained the Guardian. 'Old friends are not always the best', was the Daily Mirror reviewer's exercise in philosophy. 'Style, concepts, characters and level of excitement leave a lot to be desired', was the Daily Sketch's accusation." (Hörzu 5, 1972, p.12)
Matthews pointed out that the relationship between Paul and Steve had both role models and imitators.
"In fact, what the Americans did when they were offered it – because they [the BBC] wanted America to take it, because it would have been enormously successful for the BBC. The Americans turned it down, said it was too English, too parochial, and then went ahead and did a thing called McMillan and Wife [a NBC Mystery Movie series created by Leonard B. Stern] with Rock Hudson and this girl (Susan St James) who was exactly like our girl.
But they (the Americans) copied it and years later they did another version called Hart to Hart [Creator: Sidney Sheldon], which was exactly the same, in fact even closer, because she was a designer and he was a writer of thrillers [Robert Wagner's Jonathan Hart?! – Matthews is obviously mistaken!]. So that was Paul Temple. So they copied us, without giving any credit to Francis Durbridge, of course. But then Francis Durbridge copied The Thin Man, you know the married couple, William Powell and Myrna Loy."
The friendly words which Matthews finds for the German co-producers (s.a.) already point to the fact that conflicts between them and the BBC had to lead almost inevitably to a termination of the production. For example there were, from the outset, different attitudes towards the female lead:
"That was one of the problems, as well, that the BBC didnt like her and the Germans did. They wanted to get rid of her and the Germans refused. (...) For reasons they will never explain to me, and nobody will tell, they stopped the show. It was something to do with the financial involvement of the German company which was publicising it all over Munich. I mean they had huge colour hoardings all over Munich saying: Paul Temple, every Thursday and 25 million viewers – 25 million! – watched it in Germany every week. But for some reason the BBC cut it off. Huw Wheldon [BBC Managing Director 1969-75 and responsible for budgets and programmes] said: Oh, Im fed up with these bloody Germans giving us so many problems. You know they want a lot of colour photographs and publicity. Thats Lew Grade, thats not the BBC. They want us to be like Lew Grade, we cant have that!"
A more balanced source which could shed some light on the positions of Wheldon (interestingly, in his book Inside the BBC Leonard Miall recounts a dinner party anecdote in which Wheldon puts a ZDF representative in an embarassing situation) and Taurus respectively is not available at present. My thanks go to Mr Wynn Wheldon, though, for making the following point:
"(...) Paul Temple, although quite obviously rather second-rate drama, was actually quite good television, and much enjoyed in the Wheldon household, especially by my grandmother (my mother's mother) - whose opinion on these matters was treated as gospel by my father. As for "bloody Germans" - this came, of course, from the war. Among other experiences, he arrived at Belsen the day after it had been "liberated". Actually he had been in Germany immediately before the war, in Soest, memories of which were good enough to prompt him to return not long before he died. He knew quite a lot of Rilke off by heart. So the relationship was complex (...)"
Matthews maintains the BBC declined an immense financial gain – in contrast to the co-producers:
"[T]he Germans helped to finance the international market. Then, when the BBC said they were not going to do anymore, the BBC sold them. The head of series told me Weve sold the lot for 650,000 pounds. The Germans dubbed them into German, dubbed them into Swedish, dubbed them into French, dubbed them into... and sold them all over the world and made about a seven-million pounds profit, which the BBC could have had, but the BBC said Oh, what!"
According to Matthews the BBC even handed master tapes (!) over to the co-producers (which could mean they were not wiped):
"I think they have an archive of about 10 episodes left out of 52. The rest of them they gave to the Germans. The Germans bought the whole lot."
In his book Crime TV Martin Compart claims that Paul Temple was made for 630, 000 pounds Sterling and, therefore, very expensive at the time. Regrettably this figure is less precise than one would have hoped – 630, 000 for what? One season? Three? Four? Exorbitant costs, of course, would have been a good reason for Wheldon to put an end to Paul Temple.
Many questions remain unanswered. For example, German Paul Temple broadcasts only started in 1972 – one year after the last episode was shown in England. It is evident, though, that the co-production deal was signed as early as 1969. My theory would be as follows: German ZDF television abandoned the common practice to buy a Durbridge script and produce a version with German actors. Their speculation was that audiences would swallow anything connected with the author's name, even if this was to be a predominantly British series. There is reason to believe that ZDF waited for the series' final curtain in England because licenses for 'old' episodes are cheaper. With regard to the decision to not only dub but rewrite the stories and re-record them it has to remain uncertain whether this was planned from the outset or a 'spontaneous' action (we have to bear in mind that German adaptations are usually restricted to deleting scenes, either for violence or for making them fit in the assigned timeslot).
Indeed the BBC only store 16 episodes today. There were only two BBC repeat runs intermingled with the first transmission in 1971 (THE ARTNAPPERS, DOUBLE VISION). 11 (see table for an overview of the surviving formats) were shown on UK Gold in the mid 1990s, 5 were retrieved from New Zealand. Since this country had received black-and-white copies in the first place this is how they survive.
According to the BBC most of the original series 2 to 4 are held by BetaFilm archive near Munich (BetaFilm is the legal successor to Taurus film). Beta were the license holders for Germany but their rights have expired. In spite of that they are the legal owners of the material and are perfectly entitled to storing it. The BBC's Information and Archives department is currently negotiating with BetaFilm to make sure Temple will find his way to home soil again. A detailed account of how these episodes were found and how negotiations came about is being prepared but will be withheld as long as these negotiations are ongoing so as not to compromise their outcome.
|GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
||C1 (=16mm colour film)
||D3 (=Digital videotape)
|HAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN KELLY?
|DEATH OF FASCHING
|CATCH YOUR DEATH
|WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?
|THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
|THE GUILTY MUST DIE
||R1 (=16mm b/w film recording of orig. videotape)
|GAME, SET AND MATCH
|LONG RIDE TO RED GAP
|WINNER TAKES ALL
Here is what readers can do: write to the BBC and tell them about your interest in this series. Ask for a video and/or DVD release. The people involved will intensify their efforts if they see there is an audience for it! Alternatively, write to companies which license BBC products (Second Sight, Revelation, etc.).
ZDF television, who showed the series in 1972 and repeated a selection of episodes in 1977, have all 39 episodes in their archive. Copies of 17 episodes can be ordered for private, non-commercial purposes. They are done from timecoded viewing tapes. Here's a list of the available episodes (sadly, the Death Sentence and Party Piece tapes are faulty and have been withdrawn):
(Source: ZDF, Hauptabteilung Archive/Bibliotheken/Dokumentation / Programmverwertung und –übernahme)
06335/01049 29.02.1972 Paul Temple 049'34 SENDUNG Das Gangsterspiel
JUNKED (RIGHT VILLAIN)
06335/01054 14.03.1972 Paul Temple 047'00 SENDUNG Nachtexpreß nach Inverness
JUNKED (NIGHT TRAIN)
06335/01039 23.04.1972 Paul Temple 049'18 SENDUNG Mord in München T:1
JUNKED (MURDER IN MUNICH)
06335/01040 25.04.1972 Paul Temple 049'29 SENDUNG Mord in München T:2
JUNKED (MURDER IN MUNICH)
06335/01043 06.06.1972 Paul Temple 049'33 SENDUNG Der Schriftstellerkongreß
JUNKED (DOUBLE VISION)
06335/01042 01.08.1972 Paul Temple 048'48 SENDUNG Gina
JUNKED (STEAL A LITTLE HAPPINESS)
06335/01484 29.08.1972 Paul Temple 049'31 SENDUNG Eine Band für Sokrates
JUNKED (PARTY PIECE)
06335/01485 31.10.1972 Paul Temple 049'52 SENDUNG Wenn die Figuren links rum laufen
D3 (WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU ...)
06335/01481 12.12.1972 Paul Temple 048'28 SENDUNG Das Problem des Herrn von Leverkühn
NO REPEAT JUNKED (FAMILY AFFAIR)
06335/01057 09.01.1973 Paul Temple 050'32 SENDUNG Griechische Tragödie
JUNKED (GREEK TRAGEDY)
06335/01478 06.02.1973 Paul Temple 047'55 SENDUNG Cresta Run und Kaffeebohnen
06335/01489 20.02.1973 Paul Temple 047'04 SENDUNG Chinesische Primeln
NO REPEAT R1 (CRITICS, YES ...)
06335/01486 04.03.1973 Paul Temple 049'21 SENDUNG Ein Fall für Steve
NO REPEAT R1 (THE GUILTY MUST DIE)
06335/01482 29.05.1973 Paul Temple 047'44 SENDUNG Ein Köder für die Polizei
NO REPEAT JUNKED (DEATH SENTENCE)
06335/01487 12.06.1973 Paul Temple 050'09 SENDUNG Beinahe ein Western
NO REPEAT R1 (LONG RIDE TO RED GAP)
06335/01050 26.06.1973 Paul Temple 051'09 SENDUNG Die seltsamen Spiele des Mr. Hill
NO REPEAT C1 (GAMES PEOPLE PLAY)
06335/01477 10.07.1973 Paul Temple 048'07 SENDUNG Ein hoher Einsatz
D3 (CATCH YOUR DEATH)
06335/01479 24.07.1973 Paul Temple 047'40 SENDUNG Schnitzeljagd
JUNKED (PAPER CHASE)
06335/01480 31.07.1973 Paul Temple 048'05 SENDUNG Blüten und Bananen
JUNKED (THE MAN WHO FORGED REAL MONEY)
It was confirmed that no English language versions exist in the ZDF archive.
According to the list the German versions of 12 lost episodes plus 3 R1 episodes (the German dubbed version is in colour!) are available.
All remaining episodes exist in broadcasting formats only ("Magnetfilmpositiv 36 [sic] mm"). In principle these can be copied for private use as well but this would cost an exorbitant amount of money (2500 pounds??).
ZDF acquired broadcasting rights (not licenses!) from Taurus in 1972. Their rights expired in 1977 and were renewed for another year (the second year of the repeat run). That means the rights have gone back to Taurus. If ZDF wanted to do another repeat run they'd have to acquire the rights once more (this time from the BBC it seems) even though they still hold the material!
Richard Down/Christopher Perry (eds.) The British Television Drama Research Guide, 2nd edition, Kaleidoscope 1997
Radio Times, various issues 1969-71
http://www.geocities.com/gregorym101/templetv.html (television listing by Ian Beard, formatting by Gregory Marshall.)
http://members.tripod.de/derkommissar/durbridge_temple.htm (German episode listing originally compiled by ZDF Television, Hauptabteilung Kommunikation; thanks to Georg Pagitz for bringing it to my attention.)
(1.01) Who Dies Next tx 23.11.69 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Bernard Archard David Butler Bobbie Oswald Olaf Pooley Roy Evans Hubert Rees Ian Fairbairn Bernard G. High Ahmed Khalil Tom McCall Writer Peter Miller Script Editor Barry Thomas Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Colin Shaw Producer Alan Bromly Director Douglas Camfield
(1.02) Message from a Dead Man tx 30.11.69 Guest Stars Raymond Huntley Madge Ryan Derek Benfield Rosalie Westwater Robert Howay Paula Tate Shay Gorman Lindsay Campbell John Rolfe Writer John Roddick Script Editor Barry Thomas Editor Ron Freeman Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Stanley Morris Producer Alan Bromly Director Paul Ciappessoni
(1.03) There Must Be a Mr X tx 07.12.69 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Maggie London Geoffrey Palmer Brian McDermott Walter Gotell Dudley Jones William Dexter Arnold Peters Writer David Ellis Script Editor Barry Thomas Photography Max Samett Editor Ron Freeman Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Martin Collins Producer Alan Bromly Director Eric Hills
(1.04) Missing Penny tx 14.12.69 Co-starring Blake Butler Guest Stars Martin Jarvis Lans Traverse Christine Finn John Humphry Dan Meaden John Warner Gwen Cherrell Enid Lindsey Edward Kelsey Writer Cyril Abraham Script Editor Barry Thomas Photography John McGlashan Editor Ron Freeman Sound Doug Mawson Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Martin Johnson Producer Alan Bromly Director Tina Wakerell
(1.05) The Man Who Wasn't There tx 21.12.69 Co-starring June Ellis Guest Stars Lillias Walker Catherine Lacey Renny Lister Alethea Charlton Clifford Earl Peter Miles Peter Forbes-Robertson Michael Bird Writer John Tully Script Editor Barry Thomas Production Assistant Simon Langton Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Susan Heaphy Designer Roy Oxley Producer Alan Bromly Director Douglas Camfield
(1.06) Which One of Us Is Me? tx 28.12.69 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars William Squire John Lee Glyn Houston Barbara Shelley Nita Lorraine Veronica Strong Milton Johns Prentis Hancock Writer David Chantler Script Editor Barry Thomas Editor Ron Freeman Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Susan Heaphy Designer Stanley Morris Producer Alan Bromly Director Paul Ciappessoni
(1.07) Inside Information tx 04.01.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Tracy Reed Leonard Maguire Edward Evans Kevin Lindsay Patricia Maynard Michael Gwynn Writer David Ellis Script Editor Barry Thomas Photography Ken Westbury Editor Gordon Clarke Sound Mike Savage Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Martin Johnson Producer Alan Bromly Director Tina Wakerell
(1.08) The Masked Lady tx 11.01.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Clive Morton Beatrix Lehmann Basil Dignam George Howe Tristram Jellinek Tony Thawnton Wendy Lingham Wilfrid Downing Writer John Tully Script Editor Barry Thomas Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Barbara Dyer Make-up Susan Heaphy Designer Fanny Taylor Producer Alan Bromly Director Rex Tucker
(1.09) Swan Song for Colonel Harp tx 18.01.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Patrick Troughton William Lucas Ilona Rodgers James Cossins Hilary Mason Norah Gordon Michael McClain David Engers Michael Mulcaster Writer David Chantler Script Editor Barry Thomas Photography A A Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Sound Doug Mawson Designer Martin Johnson Producer Alan Bromly Director Tina Wakerell
(1.10) Mr Wallace Predicts tx 25.01.70 Co-starring June Ellis Guest Stars Peter Copley Geraldine Moffatt Dennis Bowen Sheila Brownrigg Kathleen Byron Angela Ellis Emrys Leyshon Richard Pescud Writer John Tully Script Editor Barry Thomas Costumes Barbara Dyer Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Roger Ford Producer Alan Bromly Director Eric Hills
(1.11) Letters from Robert tx 01.02.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Rachel Kempson Angela Pleasence Michael Johnson John Collin Stella Moray Timothy Bateson Sarah Craze David Monico Writer John Tully Script Editor Barry Thomas Photography A A Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Jan Harrison Designer Diana Bates Producer Alan Bromly Director Prudence Fitzgerald
(1.12) The Man From the Sea tx 08.02.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Reg Lye Donald Morley Sheila Fearn Arthur Pentelow Reginald Barratt Eric McCaine Gertan Klauber David Quilter Marcelle Samett Jill Allen Pitt Wilkinson Jack LeWhite Writer Cyril Abraham Script Editor Barry Thomas Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Susan Heaphy Designer John Cooper Producer Alan Bromly Director Philip Dudley
(1.13) The Victim tx 15.02.70 Co-starring June Ellis Blake Butler Guest Stars Ray McAnally Ellen McIntosh Angharad Rees Warwick Sims Rosemary Rogers Michael Miller Carol Haddon Ritchie Stewart Stan Sanders Terence Brook Les Clark Gordon Stothard Terry Walsh Writer David Whitaker Script Editor Barry Thomas Costumes Barbara Dyer Make-up Jan Harrison Designer John Hurst Producer Alan Bromly Director Douglas Camfield
Season 1 Radio Times listings:
eps. 1.01 - 1.03
eps. 1.04 - 1.06
eps. 1.07 - 1.09
eps. 1.10 - 1.13
(2.01) Right Villain tx 05.04.70 Co-starring June Ellis George Sewell Guest Stars Caroline Blakiston John Gill Richard Hampton Tom Oliver Patsy Smart Derek Martin Elizabeth Digby-Smith Jay Neil Writer Derrick Sherwin Script Editor Trevor RayPhotography A.A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Martin Johnson Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Das Gangsterspiel tx 1972 repeat 1977
(2.02) Kill or Cure tx 12.04.70 Co-starring Blake Butler Guest Stars Wolfgang Preiss Christiane Krüger Jerome Willis Peter Porteous Alan Bennion Eric Hillyard Virginia Lester Angus Mackay John Dawson John Rapley Edward Topps Writer Bill Strutton Script Editor Trevor Ray Designer Tony Snoaden Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Christopher Barry
GERMAN: Die Zigarre tx 1972 repeat 1978
(2.03) Games People Play tx 19.04.70 Guest Stars George Baker Angela Browne Moray Watson Tony Vogel Michael Gothard Penny Spencer Joe Zammit Cordina Writer John Gould Script Editor Trevor Ray Photography Peter Hall Editor Gordon Clarke Sound Bill Wild Costumes Ken Morey Make-up Susan Heaphy Designer Marilyn Taylor Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Philip Dudley
GERMAN: Die seltsamen Spiele des Mr Hill tx 1973
(2.04) The Artnappers tx 26.04.70 rpt 30.07.70 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Terence Alexander Jenny Till Christopher Benjamin Kenneth Edwards Hugh Cross Derek Martin Edwina Carroll John Caesar Reginald Peters Esmond Webb Ray Ford Del Baker Writer Bill Strutton Script Editor Trevor Ray Designer Colin Shaw Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Die Kunstliebhaber tx 1972 repeat 1978
(2.05) The Black Room tx 03.05.70 Guest Stars Julian Glover Michael Deacon Patrick Newell Helen Downing Edward Burnham Rudolph Walker Simon Merrick Geoffrey Lumsden Joan Haythorne Brian Vaughan David Simeon Stan Hollingsworth Writer Moris Farhi Script Editor Trevor Ray Designer John Cooper Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Christopher Barry
GERMAN: Der Mann von Batu tx 1972
(2.06) Antique Death (1) tx 10.05.70 Co-starring June Ellis Guest Stars John Franklyn Robbins Peter Carsten Peter Hutchins Russell Napier Eric Pohlmann Christopher Owen Marie Versini Paul Nemeer Nico Schomaker Noel Willman Writer Michael Chapman Script Editor Trevor Ray Designer Paul Allen Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director John Matthews
GERMAN: Der Apollo von Arezzo (1) tx 1972
(2.07) Antique Death (2) tx 17.05.70 Guest Stars Peter Carsten Jan Conrad Jean Anderson Andreas Malandrinos Cynthia Bizeray Wolf Frees Yvonne Antrobus Noel Willman Cyril Shaps Writer Michael Chapman Script Editor Trevor Ray Designer Barry Newbery Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director John Matthews
GERMAN: Der Apollo von Arezzo (2) tx 1972
(2.08) Double Vision tx 24.05.70 rpt 06.08.70 Guest Stars Andrew Faulds Dennis Waterman Janet Key John Grieve David Healy Derek Martin John Scholes Jack Le White Writer Jeremy Burnham Script Editor Trevor Ray Photography Norman Shepherd Editor Chris Wimble Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Roger Ford Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Der Schriftstellerkongreß tx 1972 repeat 1977
(2.09) Steal a Little Happiness tx 28.06.70 Guest Stars Micaela Esdra Raffaele Pezzoli Jack Woolgar Giuseppe Gerola Alex Scott George Selway Yvonne Bonnamy Christopher Robbie Frank Mann Gaby Vargas John Abineri Boris Apostoloff Walter Villani Writer Bill Strutton Script Editor Trevor Ray Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Paul Allen Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Philip Dudley
GERMAN: Gina tx 1972 repeat 1977
(2.10) The Suitcase tx 05.07.70 Guest Stars Derek Martin John Rolfe Jack Watling John Kelland Scott Forbes Jason Kemp Daphne Anderson Alan MacNaughtan Tenniel Evans Walter Horsbrugh Lloyd Lamble Mysie Monte Jenny Lee Richard Gregory Writer John Tully Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Susan Spence Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director John Matthews
GERMAN: Ein Koffer für Mr Geoffrey tx 1972
(2.11) Murder in Munich (1) tx 12.07.70 Guest Stars Dieter Borsche Maria Perschy Jack Hedley Corin Redgrave Ernst Walder Yvette Rees Siegfried Brandl Wolf Petersen Stanley Meadows Janos Kurucz Derrick Slater Joanna Ross Paul Hansard Gordon Sterne Me Me Lay Writer David Roberts Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Michael Ferguson
GERMAN: Mord in München (1) tx 1972 repeat 1977
(2.12) Murder in Munich (2) tx 19.07.70 Guest Stars Dieter Borsche Maria Perschy Jack Hedley Siegfried Brandl Corin Redgrave Wolf Petersen Yvette Rees Janos Kurucz Ernst Walder Wolfgang Völz Steve Peters John Herrington Writer David Roberts Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Michael Ferguson
GERMAN: Mord in München (2) tx 1972 repeat 1977
(2.13) Re-Take tx 26.07.70 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Kate O'Mara Daniel Moynihan Vicki Woolf Mark Sinclair George Giles Shirley Cooklin Roy Macready Freddie Earle Betty Alberge Susanna East Eve Ross Michael Segal Derek Martin Ralph Arliss Anthony Dutton Writer Paul Erickson Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Brian Tregidden Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Douglas Camfield
GERMAN: Der Juwelenstar tx 1972 repeat 1978
Note: According to Julian Knott "David Roberts" is a pseudonym for producer Derrick Sherwin.
Season 2 Radio Times listings:
eps. 2.01 - 2.03
eps. 2.04 - 2.07
eps. 2.08 - 1.09
eps. 2.10 - 2.13
(3.01) House of the Dead tx 10.01.71 Guest Stars Sean Caffrey Moira Redmond Gerald Flood Petra Davies Richard Caldicot Sylvia Coleridge Jane Sherwin Writer David Roberts Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Derek Dodd Producer Derrick Sherwin Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Das Haus des Todes tx 1972
(3.02) Sea Burial tx 17.01.71 Guest Stars Gunnar Hellström Jan Karlsson Godfrey James Lawrence Trimble Lauritz Falk Fulton Mackay Monica Nordquist Bibbi Landelius Writer David Roberts Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Paul Allen Producers Peter Bryant Derrick Sherwin Director Ronald Wilson
GERMAN: Die Yacht des Ingmar Hansen [Hansson – which is correct] tx 1973 repeat 1978
(3.03) Night Train tx 24.01.71 Guest Stars Robert Urquhart Gerald Sim Peter Halliday
Geoffrey Chater George Moon Barry Jackson Linda Liles John Muirhead John Acheson George Waring Harold Reese Jack Le White Ian Elliott Denis Plenty Writer Michael J. Bird Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Paul Allen Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Douglas Camfield
GERMAN: Nachtexpreß nach Inverness tx 1972 repeat 1977
(3.04) Corrida tx 07.02.71 Guest Stars Edward De Souza Jeremy Higgins Georges Lambert Michael Forrest Hugh Sullivan Colette Martin Frederick Jaeger Michael Mellinger Jean Driant Peter Miles Paul Armstrong Writer Lindsay Galloway Script Editor Martin Hall Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Tony Snoaden Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Corrida tx 1972
(3.05) Death for Divers' Reasons tx 14.02.71 Guest Stars Richard Hurndall Stephanie Bidmead Patrick Durkin George Tovey Geoffrey Russell Marcus Hammond Kit Taylor Writer John Lucarotti Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Barry Newbery Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Der Schatz des Grafen tx 1972 repeat 1978
(3.06) A Greek Tragedy tx 21.02.71 Guest Stars Valerie Gearon Francis De Wolff John Barrett John Bennett Denis Carey John Cazabon Wolfe Morris Colin Jeavons John Barrard Meadows White Writer Lindsay Galloway Script Editor Martin Hall Senior Studio Cameraman Jim Atkinson VT Editor Chris Griffin Designer Peter Kindred Producer Peter Bryant Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Griechische Tragödie tx 1973 repeat 1978
(3.07) The Specialists tx 28.02.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Emrys Jones Garfield Morgan Hans Meyer Alister Williamson Wendy Gifford Hugh Morton John Line Elisabeth Murray Laurie Webb Writer Michael Winder Script Editor Martin Hall Photography David Prosser Ken Westbury Editor Peter Evans Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Diana Bates Producer Peter Bryant Director Eric Price
GERMAN: Wenn die Lieferanten kommen tx 1972 repeat 1977
(3.08) Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? tx 07.03.71 Guest Stars Glyn Owen Richard Vernon Peter Barkworth Virginia Wetherell David Sumner Alan Curtis Terence Brook Colin Rix Griffith Jones Frank Littlewood Nicolette Roeg Writer Dennis Spooner Script Editor Martin Hall Photography A. A. Englander Editor Terry Cornelius Costumes Janet Tuddenham Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Barrie Dobbins Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Eric Price
GERMAN: Zwei Herren aus England tx 1972 repeat 1977
(3.09) Requiem for a Don tx 14.03.71 Guest Stars Lana Morris Cyril Luckham Bernard Kay Derek Francis Oscar Quitak Alison Fiske Richard Burrell Eric Kent Steve Emerson Sarah Gibson Freddie Foote David Lyell Aubrey Richards Patrick Godfrey George Cormack Writer Jeremy Burnham Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Peter Kindred Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Christopher Barry
GERMAN: Die Gasmörder tx 1972
(3.10) Motel tx 21.03.71 Guest Stars Tony Steedman Patricia Haines Reginald Marsh Robert MacLeod Angus Lennie Gay Hamilton John Bindon Dan Meaden John Moore James Donnelly Writer David Simon Script Editor Martin Hall Designer Raymond Cusick Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Simon Langton
GERMAN: Treffpunkt: Motel tx 1973 repeat 1978
(3.11) Cue Murder! tx 28.03.71 Guest Stars Philip Madoc Michael Lees Tristan Rogers Katharine Blake Madge Ryan Joseph Furst John Abbott Donald Houston Elizabeth Begley Jackie Rohan Alison Leggatt Sonia Dresdel Anna Korwin Writer David Simon Script Editor Martin Hall Designer David Myerscough-Jones Producer Derrick Sherwin Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Quiz auf dem Prüfstand tx 1972 repeat 1977
(3.12) Death of Fasching tx 04.04.71 Guest Stars Catherine Schell Georg Marischka George Pravda Isa Miranda Bruno Dietrich Alexander Allerson Michael Gahr Kenneth Garner Sarah Grazebrook Terence Woodfield Writer Wolf Rilla Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Paul Allen Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Viktors Ritelis
GERMAN: Seltsame Faschingsspiele tx 1973
(3.13) Catch Your Death tx 11.04.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars John Carson Roger Rowland Patrick Barr Allan Cuthbertson John Garrie Donald Morley John Atkinson David Griffin Brian Lawson Karin MacCarthy Graham Berown Jimmy Gardner Hope Jackman Paul Nemeer Peter Diamond Frederick Peisley Writer Patrick Alexander Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Alan Featherstone Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Janet Tuddenham Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Stuart Walker Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Frank Cox
GERMAN: Ein hoher Einsatz tx 1973 repeat 1978
Note: According to Julian Knott "David Simon" is a pseudonym for producer Derrick Sherwin and Script Editor Martin Hall.
Abb. NN: Pre-Special Branch
Season 3 Radio Times listings:
eps. 3.01 - 3.03
eps. 3.04 - 3.05
eps. 3.06 - 3.08
eps. 3.09 - 3.10
eps. 3.11 - 3.13
(4.01) Paper Chase tx 09.06.71 Guest Stars Norman Bird Oliver Maguire John Hamill Michael Wolf John Lemesurier Barry Dennen Jackie Rohan Kenneth Griffith Ray Edwards Tamara Ustinov Geoffrey Frederick Ellen Pollock Writer Jeremy Burnham Script Editor Martin Hall Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Barrie Dobbins Producer Derrick Sherwin Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Schnitzeljagd tx 1973 repeat 1978
(4.02) Death Sentence tx 16.06.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Natalie Kent Derek Ware Miranda Connell Marjie Lawrence Brian Worth Bruce Myles Philip Ryan Michael McStay Bernard G. High Nicholas Smith Sally James Writer David Ellis Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Paul Allen Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Douglas Camfield
GERMAN: Ein Köder für die Polizei tx 1973
(4.03) Ricochet tx 23.06.71 Guest Stars David Bauer Ilona Grübel Christopher Chittell Paul Hansard Franco Derosa Leonardo Pieroni Frederick Schiller Kenneth Benda Frans Van Norde Writer Marc Brandel Script Editor Martin HallPhotography Fred Hamilton Operator Hugh Miles Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Janet Tuddenham Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Peter Kindred Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Darrol Blake
GERMAN: Cresta Run und Kaffeebohnen tx 1973 repeat 1978
(4.04) With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies? tx 30.06.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Victor Maddern Terry Walsh Florence Marchandau Garfield Morgan Monique Messine Christine Shaw Andre Charisse Writer Victor Canning Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Maggie Fletcher Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Peter Kindred Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Michael Ferguson
GERMAN: Wenn die Figuren links rum laufen tx 1972 repeat 1978
(4.05) Party Piece tx 07.07.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars David Dundas John F. Landry Chris Cunningham Jill Dixon Cyd Hayman Ray Lonnen Denis Carey Brian Glover Bernard Archard Maxine Casson Writer Lindsay Galloway Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Peter Brachacki Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Eine Band für Sokrates tx 1972 repeat 1978
(4.06) The Quick and the Dead tx 14.07.71 Guest Stars Peter Sallis Tenniel Evans John Stratton Derek Newark Michael Mulcaster Gladys Bacon Jane Pilcher Jeremy Brock Brian Smith Barbara Lott Terence Edmond Graham Haberfield Jay Neil Avril Elgar Writer Derry Quinn Script Editor Martin Hall VT Editor Roger Harvey Costumes Janet Tuddenham Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Graham Oakley Producer Derrick Sherwin Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Schwarze Magie tx 1973
(4.07) The Man Who Forged Real Money tx 21.07.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Johnny Sekka Sheila Scott-Wilkinson Thomas Baptiste Mark Heath Barrie Cookson Gloria Stewart Bernard Spear Gabriel Woolf Cyril Varley Milo Sperber John Boswall Christopher Biggins Writer John Lucarotti Script Editor Martin HallPhotography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Costumes Maggie Fletcher Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Peter Blacker Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Ken Hannam
GERMAN: Blüten und Bananen tx 1973 repeat 1978
(4.08) A Family Affair tx 28.07.71 Guest Stars Michael Cramer Roland Astor Walter Rilla Ingeborg Schöner Ingrid Kelemen Roy Scammell Janos Kurucz Paul Ambrose Writer Wolf Rilla Script Editor Martin Hall Photography A. A. Englander Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Tony Snoaden Producer Derrick Sherwin Director David Maloney
GERMAN: Das Problem des Herrn von Leverkühn tx 1972
(4.09) The Guilty Must Die tx 04.08.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Sylvia Syms Patrick Mower Joe Melia Deirdre Costello Michael Sheard George Giles David Butler Godfrey Jackman Keith James Jenny Lee Wright Norman Hartley Jorund Camfield Writer John Tully Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Gordon Clarke Designer Christine Ruscoe Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Douglas Camfield
GERMAN: Ein Fall für Steve tx 1973
(4.10) Game, Set and Match tx 11.08.71 Guest Stars John Gregg Del Henney Veronica Strong Ed Devereaux Dilys Watling Edmund I'Egge Kurt Christian Peter Cockburn Ken Fletcher Anthony Nash Tony Hammond Robert Gates Ian Elliott Colin Thatcher Writer Jeremy Burnham Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Anna Jackson Costumes Maggie Fletcher Incidental Music Dudley Simpson Designer Michael Young Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Darrol Blake
GERMAN: Spiel, Satz und Sieg tx 1972 repeat 1978
(4.11) Long Ride to Red Gap tx 18.08.71 Co-starring George Sewell Guest Stars Anthony Sagar Kevin Stoney Derek Martin Christopher Gray Ian Ramsey Shane Raggett Jonathan Deans Paul Burton Will Leighton Writer John Wiles Script Editor Martin Hall VT Editor Mike Adley Designer David Myerscough-Jones Producer Derrick Sherwin Director George Spenton-Foster
GERMAN: Beinahe ein Western tx 1973
(4.12) Winner Takes All tx 25.08.71 Guest Stars Claire Nielson Peter Dyneley Mark Kingston Charles Lamb Esmond Webb James Hall Jon Croft Peter O'Sullevan Timothy Craven Edward Cast John Dickinson Lena Ellis Philip Ryan Brian Nolan Writer Donald James Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Max Samett Designer Peter Blacker Producer Peter Bryant Director Christopher Barry
GERMAN: Die Fantompferde tx 1972 repeat 1978
(4.13) Critics, Yes! But This Is Ridiculous! tx 01.09.71 Guest Stars William Gaunt Prentis Hancock Maurice Roeves Simon Lack Donald McKillop Joanna Cooper James Gibson Stanley Stewart Angus Lennie Robert Robertson Morag Hood Andrew Crawford Elaine Baillie Philip Dunbar Marilyn Fridjon Dean Harris Writer Eddie Boyd Script Editor Martin Hall Photography Fred Hamilton Editor Anna Jackson Designer n/a Producer Derrick Sherwin Director Michael Ferguson
GERMAN: Chinesische Primeln tx 1973
Season 4 Radio Times listings:
eps. 4.01 - 4.03
eps. 4.04 - 4.06
eps. 4.07 - 4.09
eps. 4.10 - 4.13
Special thanks to Ian Beard for providing the bulk of the viewing material.
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