A woman is found dead on a train, the name "Rex" written on the pull-down blind. It is the third in a mysterious string of murders. Later, while detective novelist Paul Temple, his wife Steve, and Scotland Yard's Sir Graham Forbes are at a nightclub, they receive a message from singer Norma Rice concerning the "Rex" murders. But before Sir Graham has the chance to speak to her, she drops dead in the middle of her act... Can Paul solve the case before "Rex" strikes again?
Did You Know?
Based on the BBC Radio serial "Send For Paul Temple Again" (broadcast over September to November 1945) by Francis Durbridge
, which was , which was novelised by the author in 1948 and later remade for radio as "Paul Temple and the Alex Affair" (February to March 1968). This was the final BBC Radio Temple serial until Radio 4's run of remakes began in 2006, and saw the killer's name (minimally) changed from Rex to Alex. See more
Rather than the boat tour-guide's estimate of "about 1208", it is believed that Greyfriars (the first monastery built in England by Franciscan monks) was established in 1267. See more
Gosh, I must get dressed. We shall be late for lunch!
Followed by Paul Temple's Triumph
What's Cookin' in Cabaret
by Steve Race
& Bunti Race (as Steve & Bunti Race)
Performed by Celia Lipton
Accompanied by Steve Race
(piano) (uncredited) See more