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New York Times on the First Sherlock Holmes Telecast – The Three Garridebs (1937)

New York Times on the First Sherlock Holmes Telecast – The Three Garridebs (1937)

“We have had some dramatic entrances…”

– The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO)

NYT 3GAR Telecast Headline

On November 27, 1937, the National Broadcasting Company aired The Adventures of the Three Garridebs, during field tests before actual television service would start, from their Radio City studio in New York. Louis Hector, having played Holmes on the radio for the previous two years, moved over to television and played the role again. Watson was portrayed by William Podmore.

So the first televised Sherlock Holmes story ever was The Three Garridebs! The following day, The New York Times reported on that telecast and had additional comments about the clarity of television pictures for broadcasting football games. If you click on the picture of The Times news story, you can read the entire article.

 

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