Francis Durbridge

Francis Durbridge


Born
in Hull, The United Kingdom
November 25, 1912

Died
April 11, 1998

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Francis Henry Durbridge was an English playwright and author born in Hull. In 1938, he created the character Paul Temple for the BBC radio serial Send for Paul Temple.

A crime novelist and detective, the gentlemanly Temple solved numerous crimes with the help of Steve Trent, a Fleet Street journalist who later became his wife. The character proved enormously popular and appeared in 16 radio serials and later spawned a 64-part big-budget television series (1969-71) and radio productions, as well as a number of comic strips, four feature films and various foreign radio productions.

Francis Durbridge also had a successful career as a writer for the stage and screen. His most successful play, Suddenly at Home, ran in London’s West End for over
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Average rating: 3.71 · 1,655 ratings · 190 reviews · 112 distinct works
Paul Temple and the Vandyke...

3.79 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1950 — 3 editions
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Paul Temple and the Jonatha...

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3.93 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1963 — 3 editions
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Paul Temple and the Margo M...

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3.92 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1961 — 17 editions
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Send for Paul Temple

3.59 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1938 — 16 editions
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Paul Temple and the Alex Af...

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3.94 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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Paul Temple and the Madison...

3.81 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1949 — 4 editions
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Paul Temple and the Lawrenc...

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3.84 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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The Tyler Mystery: A Paul T...

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3.46 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1957 — 9 editions
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Paul Temple and the Sulliva...

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4.02 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Paul Temple and Steve

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1947 — 2 editions
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Paul Temple Intervenes A Case For Paul Temple Paul Temple and the Gregory... Paul Temple and Steve Paul Temple and the Sulliva... Paul Temple and the Madison... Paul Temple and the Gilbert...
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Send for Paul Temple Paul Temple and the Front P... News of Paul Temple Paul Temple Intervenes Send for Paul Temple Again! The Tyler Mystery: A Paul T... Paul Temple: East of Algiers
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3.62 avg rating — 784 ratings

The World of Tim Frazer Tim Frazer Again Tim Frazer Gets the Message
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3.71 avg rating — 111 ratings

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