Barry Devlin – Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style


A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation starring David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher, and T P McKenna.

‘Prodigal Son’ by Barry Devlin: In the first of this murder mystery series set in Dublin, Paolo Baldi, Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer, accidentally becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.

‘Keepers of the Flame’ by Simon Brett: Paolo Baldi, priest, philosophy lecturer and accidental sleuth, is caught up in solving the murder of a leading academic and follows a trail leading into the path of one of Ireland’s most cherished literary figures.

Author: Barry Devlin
Narrator: David Threlfall
Duration: 1 hr and 28 minutes
Released: 10 Aug 2007
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

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During my early childhood TV was just getting started. I remember listening to my favorite shows on radio. These days radio seems mostly to be music and strdent, opionated talk shows.

It was a nice surprise to discover the Paul Temple series. It was produced in England and aired for many years there.

The plots are complex with many “red herrings.” Somehow, Paul and his wife Steve always figure them out.

If you are looking for reality and angst, this show will disappoint you. If you want to escape to an earlier, more genteel time, I believe you will enjoy spending a few hours with Paul and Steve Temple.

This is the second show I’ve purchased and I intend to buy more of them.