Archive for February, 2015

News Bulletin 239

“A compelling narrative, beautifully controlled….”**

Arthur & George

Episode 1 (of 3) of this new  period drama series is on ITV this Monday (2 March) @ 9.00pm. There’s lots of coverage in the new issue of Radio Times (w/c 28 February), on sale now.

Martin Clunes, who plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Arthur & George (just in case you’ve been hibernating and didn’t know that) is a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV this Saturday (28 February) at 9.40pm. It’s repeated on Monday 2 March.

To watch the short Trailer, scroll down to Bulletin 236.


{**P.D. James in The Times, on Arthur & George by Julian Barnes, Jonathan Cape, 2005, the novel which inspired the new series.}



News Bulletin 238


“It was the first announcement in the ‘Found’ column.”*

There’s been a bit of a flap in the media in the last few days about a “lost” Sherlock Holmes story which has turned up in Walter Elliot’s attic in Selkirk, Scotland. 80-year old Walter, he’s a local historian, claims it’s a Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

To follow the story about the story, click on the following links for the Mail, Telegraph and BBC coverage. The Mail and Telegraph articles both include a facsimile of the “lost” story (it’s barely three pages long, by the way).

Many fans of the Great Detective entertain the hope (perhaps we live in hope more than expectation) that one day a “lost” (or previously unpublished) genuine Sherlock Holmes story will turn up. Sadly, as this article from Mattias Boström (an expert in our field) on the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere website points out, this “lost” story is not what it might at first appear to be. It looks as if we’ll be waiting a little bit longer for that “lost” story which many of us would dearly love to read.











News Bulletin 237

“Let me have the date”

The air date for ITV’s Arthur & George has just been announced.  Episode 1 of this new 3-part series is on Monday 2 March 2015 at 9.00pm.


News Bulletin 236

“Let me have the date”

The new 3-part ITV drama series Arthur & George will be on your TV screens next month.






News Bulletin 235

“Your pictures are not unlike you”

Just days ahead of the Berlin Film Festival, here’s an “exclusive” trailer from the new Mr Holmes movie, starring Sir Ian McKellen, due in cinemas this summer. And here’s a couple of stills from the shoot.

Sherlocked, the Official Sherlock Convention, will be held in London on 24-26 April 2015.

Five ways William Gillette transformed how Holmes looked and talked. The feature, courtesy of the I hear of Sherlock everywhere website, includes a video clip from the recently rediscovered Sherlock Holmes (1916) movie (previously thought to have been lost).

Could Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, a favourite eatery of Holmes and Watson, disappear? Here’s what the Telegraph had to say and find out how blogger Alistair Duncan digested the news.  

Plans for Conan Doyle’s former home at Hindhead have been approved. The BBC story is here. Alistair Duncan’s take on it is here (this long-running saga may still have legs).

Brace yourselves! Are you ready for Holmes and Watson, both played by women? The new web series starts here!






News Bulletin 234

“I love Holmes – it’s so much more fun than talking about politics.”*

In a change from talking about the subject Holmes had only a feeble knowledge of (Stud 21), political columnist and commentator (and Sherlock Holmes buff) Alex Kane has been speaking about his hero to BBC Radio Ulster’s The Arts Show (Wednesday 4 March 2015). The SH segment is at the start of the show and lasts approximately 8 minutes.

Listen here! (limited time only).


*Alex Kane