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Missed the Live Reading of the 1937 3GAR TV Script?

Missed the Live Reading of the 1937 3GAR TV Script?

“… the stage upon which tragedy has been played …”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Today is our group’s sixth anniversary and the original plan was for us to be in Pittsburgh this past week attending the American Numismatic Association’ s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money and holding our Numismatic Friends of Sherlock Holmes Dinner this past Wednesday. Then the COVID-19 pandemic messed up our plans. We did hold a virtual version of the dinner on Wednesday and thanks to the four Garridebs that joined the call.

Because we are bored, we came up with the idea of doing a virtual reading on our birthday of our namesake story, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. Then we took a twist and decided to read the script that was used on the November 27, 1937 and the September 16, 1938 broadcast on the National Broadcasting Company television airwaves. These two broadcasts were the very first television appearance of Sherlock Holmes, portrayed by Louis Hector. Both broadcasts are believed lost, but the script was reprinted as pat of Lenox R. Lohr’s 1940 book, Television Broadcasting. You can read the script HERE, which was adapted for television by Thomas H. Hutchinson.

We broadcast the reading  live earlier today on our group’s Facebook page. My thanks to the Fourth Garrideb Players for the outstanding job they did in performing their roles:

Sherlock Holmes – David Harnois

Dr. Watson – Charles Prepolec

John Garrideb – Steve Mason

Nathan Garrideb – Mike McSwiggin

Inspector Lestade – Richard Krisciunas  (a late substitution for an ill Don Hobbs)

Mrs. Hudson – Karen Wilson

Mrs. Saunders – Deborah Clark

If you missed the live performance, you can view the recording above showing all of the players in gallery view mode.

And the reviews are coming in!

Great job, everyone! Applause! – Carla Coupe

So much better than that stage play that David Arquette tried doing! – GR

David Harnois, superb as ever, and with the support of a stellar cast. – Brenda Rossini

Wait – there was no nudity?!? – Oliver Clozoff

Quite decent with the accents. Better than many of the radio shows from the 1940s. – Phil Bergem

It is impossible for me to watch Mike McSwiggin without smiling. – Rob Nunn

Well done my boy! – Susan Harnois

Made me forget about Will Ferrell’s performance. – BK

Enjoy watching the video! As an alternative view, we offer the speaker view option below, with the camera showing the speaker whose microphone is being picked up by the recording.

Thanks to the 42nd Garrideb, Denny Dobry for scanning the script and to the 19th Garrideb, Steve Mason, for creating the .pdf file

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

Pictures From The First Sherlock Holmes TV Show & Commentary From “Television Broadcasting”

“Possibly you have seen pictures and read descriptions …” – The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (MUSG) In 1940, Lenox R. Lohr, the president of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) published his book, Television Broadcasting. a technical volume on the challenges and opportunities that the industry would face going forward. Lohr makes several references to the… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Sherlock – Moriarty Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“… the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation.” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that… Continue Reading

Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

Royal Mint & Royal Mail Collaborate on Sherlockian Philatelic – Numismatic Covers

“… re-reading a letter which he had received by the morning post.” – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD) On August 18, 2020, the British Royal Mail is releasing 10 new Sherlockian themed postal stamps. The first six stamps have designs that reference the BBC Sherlock television series that starred Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. A unique… Continue Reading

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

TFG to do Virtual Reading of 3GAR 1937 TV Script

“… in this drama …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) Opening titles of NBC broadcast of “The Three Garridebs” The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating its sixth anniversary on Sunday, August 9 and to celebrate we will be doing a virtual LIVE reading of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs at 3 p.m Eastern. This… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

HolmeWork Assignment: Jeremy Brett on Fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes Banknote

“… before I take ten pounds from you.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have a very blurry photograph of a fantasy £10 Bank of Sherlock Holmes note that features Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Notice that we only have a picture of the front of the note here… Continue Reading

Fantasy £100 Bank of Baker Street Notes Feature BBC Sherlock Cast

Fantasy £100 Bank of Baker Street Notes Feature BBC Sherlock Cast

” … for the sake of a few hundred pounds. “  – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We have another fantasy bank note, this a £100 note from the fictional Bank of Baker Street. The front of this 76 millimeters by 140 millimeters note features larger portraits of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes on the right, while… Continue Reading

Lapel Pins from Elementary’s Sherlock

Lapel Pins from Elementary’s Sherlock

“… spoke of the meticulous care in dress for which he was famous.” – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (ILLU) Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller – Elementary Season 2 promo picture The internet is a vast and wondrous place. Having a little bit of free time lately, your editior has found online collections… Continue Reading

Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

“It was horrible!” – The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA) Granada Television gave us our viewable adaption of MAZA on April 4, 1994. There is an eariier film adaption by Elie Norwood that is currently unavaiable for viewing that is in the archives of the British Film Institute. In an unusual twist, the producers… Continue Reading