“Any news, Mr. Holmes, any news?”
ARTHUR AND OSCAR REUNITED
Gyles Brandreth will unveil a plaque at the Langham Hotel in London on Friday, 19 March, commemorating the historic meeting there in 1889 between Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.
There’s a current planning application to convert Undershaw, Conan Doyle’s house at Hindhead, into flats but it may still be possible to retain the house as a single family home. Get updates at
Objections to the application can be registered with Waverley Borough Council at
The closing date is Friday, 19 March.
There was an excellent article in the Daily Mail on 13 March. You can read it at
DVD DATE DELAY
Warner Home Video has pushed back the UK launch of Sherlock Holmes (2009) on DVD and Blu-ray to 17 May. It had been expected on 19/26 April. The US release date is still scheduled for 30 March.
HOLMES & WATSON SET FOR NEW WIRELESS ADVENTURE
BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting The Marlbourne Point Mystery on 5 and 6 April. Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs will reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in a pastiche written by Bert Coules.
“BY THE WAY, WATSON, YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT RACING?”
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London is sponsoring The Silver Blaze Wessex Cup at Kempton Park on 3 May (Bank Holiday Monday).
RUN, SHERLOCK, RUN!
Ian Young is dressing up as Sherlock Holmes when he runs in this year’s Virgin London Marathon on 25 April to raise money for the Sparks charity. Here’s the link if you want to support Ian.
NO GONGS FOR SHERLOCK AT THE 2010 OSCARS
Two nominations, but no lasting joy. For a full list of nominations, winners and more – click on the official site.
IT’S AN IFTA FOR RDJ!
Robert Downey Jr. has won an Irish Film and Television Award. He topped the ‘Best International Actor’ category for his starring role in Sherlock Holmes (2009) at the annual IFTA ceremony held in Dublin on 20 Feb 2010.
SHERLOCK HOUND DVD
The Japanese animated series Sherlock Hound is now available in a 5-disc de-luxe DVD box set that includes all 26 episodes. This is a HMV exclusive and costs £24.99 in their shops but only £17.99 online.
HOLMES DOES FACEBOOK
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London has started a Facebook Group. Want to get involved?