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In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, Dr Watson drops tantalising hints about other cases of the great detective. Here we attempt to reconstruct two of these unpublished exploits.In “The Long Man”, while Holmes investigates an insurance fraud a brilliant police detective pursues a Macedonian gun-runner. Then an inoffensive archaeologist is murdered… Rafe McGregor’s story is dramatised by M J Elliott.
“The Grace Chalice” tells how Sherlock Holmes solves the mysterious theft of a priceless mediaeval cup. Roger Johnson has adapted his own story.
JIM CROZIER and DAVE HAWKES return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, with JESSE POWIS, M J ELLIOTT, VINCE WEBB, MARK PRESTON, BRIAN ADRIAN and DANNY SEGETH.
The plays were recorded by David Booth and John Rhodes at Pig Pen Studio for Hosiprog Productions. The producer was Roger Johnson.
“The Long Man” is copyright © 2011 by Rafe McGregor & M J Elliott. “The Grace Chalice” is copyright © 2011 by Roger Johnson.
In the Old Court Radio Theatre Company’s new adaptation, JIM CROZIER and DAVE HAWKES return as Holmes and Watson – roles that they have made very much their own – with CYRIL BAGSHAW as Professor Moriarty. The supporting cast comprises; BETH WALTERS, SIMON THOMAS, KATHERINE TOKLEY, MARK PRESTON, VINCE WEBB, LINDSAY LLOYD, IVOR JEVONS, JESSE POWIS, M J ELLIOTT and BRIAN ADRIAN.
FIVE YEARS AFTER the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes at the hands of his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty, The Strand Magazine published two apparently unrelated mystery stories, each quoting an un-named criminal investigator. Devotees have long debated the identity of this person: was he Sherlock Holmes or not? In this ingenious new play, M J ELLIOTT assumes that Holmes and Watson did investigate the mysterious murder on the Rugby express.
FIVE YEARS AFTER the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes at the hands of his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty, The Strand Magazine published two apparently unrelated mystery stories, each quoting an un-named criminal investigator. Devotees have long debated the identity of this person: was he Sherlock Holmes or not? In this ingenious new play, M J ELLIOTT assumes that Holmes and Watson did investigate the baffling disappearance of a special train.
Sherlock Holmes told his friend Watson that the case of “The Gloria Scott” was the beginning of his career as a professional detective. It occurred during his student days, and it concerned theft, murder and blackmail.
The complex problem of “Wisteria Lodge” gave him plenty of scope. And set him in friendly rivalry with Inspector Baynes of the Surrey Constabulary, the only police official who was unarguably his equal as a detective.
This story comes from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the last of the nine books about the great detective to be written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Mazarin Stone, being based on a stage play, The Crown Diamond.
The Veiled Lodger
This story also comes from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. In The Veiled Lodger Homes and Watson are listeners with us to the story of a past crime – but what a story it is! Devotees will recognise elements from Conan Doyle’s apocryphal tale ‘The Field Bazaar’.
The Yellow Face
Before BBC Radio 4’s dramatisation of the complete Sherlock Holmes Canon, THE YELLOW FACE had never been adapted for radio. Until now! Now this most elusive adventure is available in a witty and exciting new dramatisation by M J ELLIOTT.
The Three Students
THE THREE STUDENTS was broadcast in the early 1950s on the Light Programme, in Children’s Hour, but no recordings exist. And that’s all. Until now! Now this most elusive adventure is available in a witty and exciting new dramatisation by M J ELLIOTT.
The Beryl Coronet
From the first volume of Dr Watson’s chronicles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Beryl Coronet takes Holmes and Watson into a world of high society and high finance. Not for the first time, or the last, they must deal with the indiscretions of a truly illustrious client.
The Speckled Band
The Speckled Band” is an altogether darker business – a tale of madness, violence and gothic suspense. Dr Grimesby Roylott (wonderful name!) is one of the classic villains, and the story has consistently ranked among the all-time favourites since it was first published in The Strand Magazine in 1891.
Shoscombe Old Place
Holmes’s investigation in the 1890’s of the events at Shoscombe Old Place – the eccentric behaviour of Sir Robert Norberton and the sinister mystery of the haunted crypt – was triumphantly successful.
The Five Orange Pips
The case of ‘The Five Orange Pips’, from the late 1880s, was one of Sherlock Holmes’ rare failures: he identified the doom that stalked the Openshaw family, but could not prevent the murder of his client.
- 01 – The Yellow Face
- 02 – The Three Students
- 03 – The Mazarin Stone
- 04 – The Veiled Lodger
- 05 – The Beryl Coronet
- 06 – The Speckled Band
- 07 – Shoscombe Old Place
- 08 – The Five Orange Pips
- 09 – The Gloria Scott
- 10 – Wisteria Lodge
- 11 – The Man With The Watches
- 12 – The Lost Special
- 13 – The Strange Case Of Miss Alice Faulkner Part 1
- 13 – The Strange Case Of Miss Alice Faulkner Part 2
- 14 – The Long Man
- 15 – The Grace Chalice