July 2010 News Bulletin 2

“Look at this, Watson,” he cried.


The Fate of Lot 151.

A signed copy of the 1887 Beeton’s Christmas Annual containing the first publication of A Study in Scarlet was auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on 15 July 2010. The bidding reached £240,000 but as this didn’t meet the reserve, the item failed to sell.  It was one of only two known copies signed by the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   www.sothebys.co.uk

3D for SH2?

According to a report in The Sun, 29 June 2010, the sequel to Warner Bros Sherlock Holmes will be shot in 3D.  The tabloid claimed that some of the crew who worked on Avatar will be hired by director Guy Ritchie to oversee the potentially spectacular effects.  The sequel to last year’s blockbuster is set  for cinemas in December 2011, according to the Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2010.

Sherlock Returns to West End Stage.

Jeremy Paul’s play The Secret of Sherlock Holmes starring Peter Egan and Robert Daws is due to open at London’s Duchess Theatre on Tuesday 20 July 2010.  It is scheduled to run until 14 September 2010.  www.duchesstheatre.co.uk

Date for New Sherlock TV Drama Announced.

Two Americans have set up a fan site – www.sherlocking.org  for the new BBC TV drama series Sherlock which is due to air on Sunday 25 July 2010 at 9pm on BBC 1 .  The BBC has just launched a web site for the series.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4pgh.

“Have a Peep.”

While you are waiting for the new Sherlock series, you can watch two delightful Russian Sherlock cartoons on the following links.

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HULUEK0PkbU&feature=related

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2emcWHVULE&feature=related