Archive for September, 2010

September 2010 News Bulletin 2

“A certain selection and discretion must be used in producing a realistic effect,” remarked Holmes.


NTV Awards – Cast Your Votes Now!

Those who enjoyed the recent BBC Sherlock drama may wish to register their approval for both the series and one of its two leading stars by voting in The National Television Awards whose nominees were unveiled this week.  These are the only TV awards (UK) where all the winners are chosen by the public.  Voting closes 11 october 2010.

The Sherlock series has been nominated in the Drama category, one of 33 choices.

Both Benedict Cumberbatch (for Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (for John Watson) have been nominated in Drama Performance – the largest category.  They are among a total of 50 names.  You can however only vote for one of them – tick the box of your choice.

You can vote using the form in the current Radio Times (25 September – 1 October 2010).  Alternatively you can vote by phone – 0901 888 2010 (charges apply) or online –  You’ll also find details at

There’s also a competition to win ‘a night out with the stars!’ inside the Radio Times plus details on how to get tickets for the ceremony which will be held at the O2 arena in London on 26 January 2011.

September 2010 News Bulletin 1

“There are a thousand details which I should desire to know before I decide upon our course of action.  Yet we have not a moment to lose.”



The Sherlockian ship weighs anchor on Sunday 26 September 2010 for yet another action packed season of adventures.  Click on About the Crew / 2010-2011 Sailing Schedule to catch the wave!  More detail can be found in The Look Out supplement which was recently issued to members.

Mayday Mayday makes a Century!

Our regular monthly newsletter celebrates its 100th issue this month.  Full details of our regular sailings, also crew news and info as well as the ship’s log for the May and June sailings are included in this four page edition.  Our ‘News etc’ feature is dominated by the reaction to the Sherlock drama series which was greeted by popular acclaim when it was shown on BBC One recently.

Sherlock to Return.

The hugely successful Sherlock drama series is due to return in Autumn 2011.  Three more 90-minute episodes of the drama series have been commissioned for BBC One,  the BBC Press Office announced on 28 August 2010.  Writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat say that “There will be old friends and new enemies – whether on four or two legs.”  Speculation is rife that The Hound of the Baskervilles  could be the inspiration for one of the new plots.


Canadian Showcase for Sherlock.

The first episode of BBC’s Sherlock drama aired in Canada, on Showcase, on Friday 10 September 2010.  There’s a dedicated page at


Cat and Mouse Games in Baker Street.

Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes, a full length feature was released straight to Region 2 DVD on 16 August 2010.  The film is actually c.48 minutes in length and not 75 minutes as indicated in our last bulletin.  The difference is explained somewhat by the extra feature – ‘How to draw Tom and Jerry!’

Undershaw Update.

ITV London Regional News carried a feature on Undershaw, the former home of Conan Doyle, on Friday 10 September 2010.  The easiest way to view this broadcast (only available if you live in the UK) and an earlier one on the same subject is to click on Paul Spiring’s own site (thanks Paul!)