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End Of The Line


Arriving at Ooty railway station

The music was used as theme tune for Paul Temple, a very popular BBC Radio detective series which ran intermittently from the 1930’s to 1960’s.

The final part of this programme can be heard here

Picture taken in Ooty Railway Station, in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

7 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    That sent me into a little reverie; having listened to ‘Coronation Scot’. I noticed that there was a video of Flanders and Swan singing ‘The Slow Train’. What memories they both brought back. The BBC reprised the Paul Temple series a few years ago, the recordings sounded so stilted but I enjoyed them for all that.
    I like the picture you posted. Shall you go to the Botanical Gardens?

    February 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    • Very pleased that you liked the post. Just assembling the elements brought back many memories from childhood.
      I have also listened to old Paul Temple broadcasts on BBC Radio 4extra quite recently and despite how contrived they now seem, I thoroughly enjoyed them.

      Yes, we spent a morning in the Ooty Botanical Gardens: really wonderful colours..

      February 21, 2013 at 10:06 am

  2. We’ve been listening to Paul Temple CDs in the car. They were reproduced using the old technology. No edits, so very slow, but just right for long journeys, if a little soporific. I missed them the first time round of course!

    February 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    • Yes, ideal for long car journeys. Though I’m surprised that one as young as yourself has even heard of Paul Temple!

      February 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  3. JGP

    Brilliant picture at Ooty station, and such a cutey name for a place!

    February 22, 2013 at 3:55 am

    • Thanks – though you’re seeing a greatly cropped version – the original had far too many extraneous visual distractions.

      February 22, 2013 at 8:33 am

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