Archive for May, 2013

News Bulletin 116

“I fear there is not very much,” I answered. “Well, that’s true enough,” said he.

Finale, my dear Elementary!

Elementary’s first season is drawing to a close. Sky Living won’t be following the lead of CBS in the US, by scheduling the last two episodes back-to-back on the one night, instead they will be spread over 2 weeks.

In ‘The Woman’ (23/24), ‘flashbacks reveal Sherlock’s descent into addiction, while in the present he has to deal with the unexpected return of someone very important from his past.’ This episode is on Tuesday 21 May 2013, repeated Friday (24th).

The final episode is listed for Tuesday 28 May, repeated Friday 31 May. The plotline for ‘The Heroine’ (24/24) reads: ‘After realizing that things (and people) are not what they seem, Sherlock tries to stop his archenemy’s elaborate plot to tamper with the relations between two European countries.’

For a sneak visual peak of the finale, click here.  Be warned, it contains spoilers!

If that’s not enough for die-hard fans, Sky Living’s website should be able to bridge some of the gaps in your knowledge. Elementary will return next year to Sky Living with season 2.


Surprise? Surprise?

Well, would you believe it! Co-creator Steven Moffat didn’t know there would be a Sherlock series 4 either.


Not his last bow!

Another series, another violin for the master sleuth to fiddle with.


Sherlock…..if you can’t get enough

Those of you who can’t wait for series 3 might like to watch a re-run of the first two series on Alibi, which started 9 May 2013. If you don’t have access to that channel, the re-runs are also on BBC Three.

You can catch-up with series 1, episode 1 for a limited period here.


Sherlock…..the never ending stories

And for those of you who want to read all about it, here’s a fairly recent story on the next series to be going on with, from the Telegraph. And harking back to episode 3 from the last series, the explanation of which will be forthcoming in episode 1 of the new series, here’s another piece from the Telegraph and also one from the Mail to mull over.


Warner Bros celebrates 90!

The famous Hollywood studio has reached a milestone, with Sherlock Holmes included in the celebrations, of course.


“I have never loved, Watson”

Read through this story and you’ll eventually get to the SH reference. Our quote above is from the Devil’s Foot, which, of course, you recognized.


Murdoch most influential

A new study has found that Murdoch Mysteries is one of the world’s most influential TV shows. How many of these Murdoch Mysteries had a SH or ACD theme?


Wake-up call

A lot of people have nightmares about this sort of thing so beware before you click! Does anyone know the SH connection?


“A whiff of the sea”

We thought that the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, which runs from Saturday 25 May to Monday 27 May 2013, deserved a plug.


News Bulletin 115

“I always welcome a touch of the dramatic”


The Hound – Newtownabbey bound!

Theatrical manifestations of Sherlock Holmes in our little province are like finding hen’s teeth so the news that the Chapterhouse production of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles will be appearing here this summer will be warmly applauded.

It  has been adapted for the stage by Laura Turner and will be performed on Thursday 4 July 2013 at the Civic Square at Mossley Mill. This is in front of the Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 5QA. 

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles is an OUTDOOR performance lasting 2 hours, and will we understand take place come rain, hail or shine. The time has been set for 7:30pm (Grounds open at 6:30pm). Tickets are £13 & £10 (Concession). There is a Group discount of 10%, for 6 or more persons.

The Newtownabbey Borough Council’s (owners of the Mossley Mill site and theatre) website blurb, from which the above was extracted, also tells us:

‘Outdoors, in the eerie setting of the old Mossley Mill, join the dramatic detective duo, Holmes and Watson as they go on a mysterious adventure to the lonely wasteland of the desolate Devon moors, where something evil is afoot. When death stalks the Baskerville family, legend and superstition collide with the most heinous of crimes. On the moor nobody is safe, not even the bravest of men. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the mystery of the Hound of The Baskervilles?

Bring your best detective skills for an unforgettable evening of theatre, mystery and suspense under the stars, in the stunning setting of Mossley Mill Civic Square (the grass area in front of the Theatre at The Mill).’

This performance falls outside our normal season so we won’t be arranging a special sailing. Apart from the publicity it’s been given here, we’ll also be bringing it to the attention of those members who do not have email addresses. If you are interested in seeing the show, the website for online bookings is here.

Alternatively, you can book by phone – call 028 9034 0202.  Mon -Sat (Non performance days): 10am – 5pm. Mon- Sat (Performance days): 10pm – 8pm. You can also book in person. The Box Office is located in The Theatre at The Mill, Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 5QA. 


And lots of other places too!

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles is part of a nationwide tour by Chapterhouse which takes in many parts of England, one date in Scotland and also three venues in the south of Ireland. The latter dates are at Blarney Castle (27 June), Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry (28 June) and Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan (5 July).

The tour starts on 23 June in Barnsley and finishes on 4 September at Leominster. You can get more information including all the dates here.