Ein Thriller von Francis Durbridge
22 März – 08 Mai 2010

Francis Durbridge

(25 November 1912 – 11 April 1998)

Francis Durbidge was educated at Bradford Grammar School and then at Birmingham University where he studied English. He graduated in 1933, working for a short time as a stockbroker’s clerk before selling a radio play to the BBC at the age of 21.

In 1938, he created the character Paul Temple, a crime novelist and detective. With Steve Trent, a Fleet Street journalist and later his wife, Temple solved numerous crimes in the glamorous world of the leisured middle-classes, first on radio and, from 1969 until 1971, in a 64-part big-budget television series.

Francis Durbridge had a very successful career as a writer for the stage. He wrote seven plays Suddenly At Home (1971), The Gentle Hook (1974), House Guest (1976), Murder With Love (1976), Deadly Nightcap (1983), A Touch Of Danger (1987), The Small Hours (1991) and Sweet Revenge (1993).