Archive for April, 2014

News Bulletin 209

“I can give you every information”*


Twelve of the Best?

Wanted dead or alive

How will BBC Sherlock end?

Are TV detectives seriously misleading the public?

A one-off BBC Sherlock Special?

Holmes is the perfect way to get back into the reading habit

Has Elementary made a mockery of The Hound?

Holmes on a par with Hamlet for actors?

Sherlock the Muppet

“The fair sex is your department, Watson”

Sonnet from Holmes to Watson

Hello Dolly

If Sherlock was made by RTE


Tenuous Links Department

Andy Warhol & Sherlock Holmes

They’re in the money


Not Forgetting

I hear of Sherlock everywhere on Flipboard







News Bulletin 208

“A touch! A distinct touch!” cried Holmes*



Immortalised in Lego, it might be a scandal not to read this book.

There’s more to Lego & Sherlock Holmes than you might have realised.


Horowitz does Moriarty

‘Does anyone believe what happened at the Reichenbach Falls?’ reads the opening of Anthony Horowitz’s new novel.


Six of the Best

What is Peter Cushing month?

Jeremy Brett – With a wink and a smile

Sherlock: Unnecessary censorship 1

A new kind of Sherlock Holmes game

The “pulp-ification” of Sherlock Holmes

221B Con 2014


Website of the Week

Dan Andriacco’s Baker Street Beat blog is usually worth reading.

*Vall 769






News Bulletin 207

“And now, Watson, let us have a little stroll round in the sunshine.”*

Undershaw Saved

The uncertainty over its future is now in the past tense. Undershaw, Conan Doyle’s former home at Hindhead in Surrey has been sold and  is to become a school. Don’t forget to look at the short video included in the story link.


Holmes Studies in Belfast

The School of Education’s Open Learning Spring Programme 2014 at Queen’s University Belfast includes 5 weekly sessions which are of specific interest to people like us.

The Ideal of Holmes:The Many Representations of Sherlock is due to start on Monday 12 May at 7pm. The course tutor is Alex Kane.

Details of the course are here. Look under ‘Literature’ – scroll down to page 41.


NTLive Encores

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

The 22 May screening at QFT Belfast is already sold out but there are still seats for Sunday 1 June at 3pm.

For details of Encore screenings in cinemas across England (from 22 May)  – Click on NTLive.


Six of the Best

Moriarty – not all he’s cracked up to be?

The 100 Best Novels No.26: The Sign of Four

Sherlock writers should take as long as they need to do Series 4

How to tell Sherlock and Star Trek fans apart

Sherlock and Elementary to swop Watsons for one season

Meanwhile, back in the Elementary-verse



A Unique Event

*Norw 507