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Radio Broadcast of Murder By Proxy – January 18, 1933

Radio Broadcast of Murder By Proxy – January 18, 1933

“… the last words in which I shall ever record …” – The Adventure of The Final Problem (FINA) We are pleased to share this recording of the January 18, 1933 NBC radio broadcast of Murder by Proxy. Edith Meiser adapted the script from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Final Problem. This is the earliest known surviving recording of any Sherlock Holmes… Continue Reading

Partial NBC Radio 12/25/1939 Broadcast of The Three Garridebs with Rathbone & Bruce

Partial NBC Radio 12/25/1939 Broadcast of The Three Garridebs with Rathbone & Bruce

“No doubt you see the significance of this discovery of mine?” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) Radio versions of The Three Garridebs was one of the very first items we posted about back in September 2014. In that post, we referred that one of the first radio programs that Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce did as… Continue Reading

The 2016 UK Shakespeare £2 Coins and Sherlockian Actors

The 2016 UK Shakespeare £2 Coins and Sherlockian Actors

“You don’t happen to have a Raphael or a first folio Shakespeare without knowing it?” – The Adventure of The Three Gables (3GAB) The British Royal Mint has announced that they will issue a set of three £2 coins honoring William Shakespeare in 2016. Each coin celebrates an aspect of Shakespeare’s famous work. All three coins have… Continue Reading

Radio Broadcast of The Gunpowder Plot – November 5, 1945

Radio Broadcast of The Gunpowder Plot – November 5, 1945

“… an evil plot.” – The Adventure of The Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) In honor of today being the 410th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, we present this radio broadcast from 70 years ago today. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are together for their last season for The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on the Mutual Radio Broadcasting System.… Continue Reading

Radio Broadcast of The Adventure Of The Uddington Witch – October 31, 1948

Radio Broadcast of The Adventure Of The Uddington Witch – October 31, 1948

“Man, it’s witchcraft!” -The Valley of Fear (VALL) Today is Halloween and in spirit of the holiday, we are pleased to share this Mutual Radio broadcast of The Adventure of the Uddington Witch from Halloween night, October 31, 1948. Sherlock Holmes was portrayed by John Stanley, with Ian Martin portraying Dr. Watson. Enjoy this special Halloween… Continue Reading

Radio Broadcast of Secrets Of Scotland Yard – Bank Of England Robbery 10/5/1953

Radio Broadcast of Secrets Of Scotland Yard – Bank Of England Robbery 10/5/1953

“… which will certainly be a triumph for Scotland Yard.” – The Adventure of The Norwood Builder (NORW) From the late 1940’s through the 1950’s, there was an internationally syndicated radio program called Secrets of Scotland Yards. Approximately 110 different episodes were recorded. The following broadcast, entitled The Bank of England Robbery, was heard over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation… Continue Reading

Radio Broadcast of The Adventure of The Living Doll (March 11, 1946)

Radio Broadcast of The Adventure of The Living Doll (March 11, 1946)

“… a space not larger than a sixpence.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) We recently reprinted the article More Mysterious Money Matters by John Hall. That article refers to the March 11, 1946 Mutual Broadcasting System’s broadcast of The Adventure of the Living Doll, part of the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. During the story, a dying… Continue Reading

More Mysterious Money Matters

More Mysterious Money Matters

“Three bob and a tanner for tickets.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) In response to our previous discourse concerning the intricacies of Victorian currency (“So, how much is a Quid, a Crown, and a Bob?; The Sherlockian Times: Fall 1993) we received a welcomed epistle from that most erudite Northern Musgraver Mr. John Hall… Continue Reading

The Speckled Band – BBC Radio (1945) featuring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

The Speckled Band – BBC Radio (1945) featuring Sir Cedric Hardwicke

“It was the band! The speckled band!” – The Adventure of The Speckled Band (SPEC) On May 17, 1945, the British Broadcasting Company broadcast a dramatization of The Adventure of The Speckled Band featuring Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sherlock Holmes. If the Hardwicke names sounds familiar to you, his son Edward took over the role of… Continue Reading