Archive for June, 2010

June 2010 News Bulletin 3

“What do you think of this, Watson?” he asked, tossing it across.

William and Sandy Hot on the Scent, Again.

Britain’s oldest sleuths, William Parnes (Richard Briars) and Sandy Boyle (Stanley Baxter) return to the airwaves in week commencing 21 June 2010, with two brand new episodes of ‘Two-Pipe Problem.’  These are not Sherlock Holmes plays as such, but listeners can rest assured that the game is always a laugh at the Old Beeches, a residential home for retired thespians.  BBC Radio 4,  Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 June 2010, both 2.15pm.  See Radio Times 19 – 25 June 2010 for details.  Miss it?  Try

The Definitive Guide to Doyle in Devon.

‘Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon: A Complete Tour Guide & Companion’ by our members Brian W. Pugh and Paul R. Spiring, co-authored by Sadru Bhanji, was published on 15 June 2010.  MX Publishing.  Paperback.  £12.99.  You can get it for £11.69 from

Woof!  Woof!  Woof!

The Sherlock Hound DVD box set, so far an HMV ‘exclusive’ in the UK, will be available from other outlets from 12 July 2010.  It’s still £10.99 from

June 2010 News Bulletin 2

“Dear me, this is a very sad development, Watson, is it not?” said he.


Campaign to Save Undershaw Fails.

Despite a high profile opposition campaign, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former Hindhead home is to be turned into flats.  Permission for the redevelopment of Undershaw was granted on Wednesday 9 June 2010, by Waverley Borough Council’s southern planning committee.

June 2010 News Bulletin 1

“I shall try not to miss anything of importance.”


Date for Sherlock 2.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (27 May 2010), Warner Bros. has scheduled the sequel to Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes for mid-December 2011.

BBC Ejects Pilot as Sherlock Gets Set for Take-Off!

Sherlock, a new 3-part series which sets our hero in the twenty first century is due to screen on BBC 1 TV in July 2010.  The series, made by Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat and League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss, will feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and The Office star Martin Freeman as Dr Watson.  The pilot episode has however been dumped, according to a report in The Sun, 27 May 2010 which claimed that this decision could waste as much as £800k.

Tom & Jerry Run Riot on Baker Street.

The loveable cat and mouse duo will meet Sherlock Holmes in a straight to DVD release on 16 August 2010.  RRP: £9.99.

The Begining of a Legend.

The first children’s book, it’s also the first of a planned series, to be commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd, was published on 4 June 2010.  Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (Macmillan Children’s Books, Paperback, £6.99) ‘combines ingenuity and breathtaking excitement with a real feeling for character’ according to Roger Johnson in the latest District Messenger (No. 303).