Then-Doctor Who (1963) producer Peter Bryant was transferred onto the show to replace Alan Bromly and help lift what was perceived to be an ailing series, following the first run. He brought along his friend and script editor, Derrick Sherwin who would join him in the producer's seat (as he had on the SF series). The Time Lord's uncredited script assistant Trevor Ray also moved across to help address story issues. See more »
Paul Temple is a wonderful example of classic British television at its best. Today, it is an overlooked and rare bird. I watched all the series on RTV2 in Hong Kong, and was particularly pleased when Paul Temple and his wife Steve traded in their Hillman Imp for a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow drophead couple by Mulliner Park Ward. So much more fitting for the character! Francis Matthews was perfectly cast in the lead role, and Ros Drinkwater was a natural for his wife, Steve. The plots, although not always surprising, were engaging, and the guest roles were filled by many top UK actors and actresses of the day. Ron Grainer's superlative theme song is absolutely perfect, and seemingly impossible to find in any recordings.
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