News Bulletin 42

‘I crept forward and looked across at the familiar window.’

“The Shadow Has Moved!” I Cried.

These two links will take you behind the scenes at the filming of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

“Pushing Another One In My Direction.”

CBS are to do their own modern take on the world’s greatest consulting detective. Now wherever did they get that idea from?

Sherlock Does It By The Book.

The first in a series of tie-ins to the hugely successful Sherlock TV drama series was published by BBC Books on 15 September 2011.  Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are very much in evidence on the front cover of A Study in Scarlet and there’s an introduction by writer Steven Moffat. Coming up next month is The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Mark Gatiss doing the intro. These are the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, by the way, not the TV stories.

‘The Voices Of Holmes & Watson.’

‘Through the 1950s and 1960s Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley were the voices of Holmes and Watson,’ writes Roger Johnson in the latest District Messenger (no.315, September 2011). Last year twelve of these classic recordings became available on audio CD and now there’s another batch to savour – The Carleton Hobbs Sherlock Holmes Further Collection. Of particular interest to members of the Crew is the inclusion of The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.

These recordings are available from (‘the home of BBC audiobooks’) and the usual sources.