News Bulletin 43

“Anything else?” asked Holmes, yawning.

Second Holmes.

Second Holmes, a comedy series which was first broadcast in January 1983, and one which many of us probably  haven’t heard before, is getting another outing. This very welcome rerun commenced on Friday 30 September 2011 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9am (repeated the following day at 2am). If you don’t have a DAB radio  never worry, you can hear this station via your TV on Freeview/Freesat/Sky or Virgin, or on your PC via the BBC iPlayer.

Roger Johnson says that “Second Holmes is clever and elegantly witty. Peter Egan and Jeremy Nicholas did a lovely job with Grant Eustace’s scripts. It’s a shame there was just the one series!”

The plot of the first episode (1/6) ‘The Case of the Grandfather’s Client,’ involves the grandsons of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson heading to Baskerville Hall in a canine caper. If like us you missed this, it’s on the BBC iPlayer until 2.32am on Saturday 8 October 2011.


Another Gong!

The BBC’s Sherlock drama series picked up the Best New Drama Award at the TV Choice Awards 2011 held at a gala dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London on Tuesday 13 September.


SH2 Updates.

The November issue (no.186) of Total Film has a two-page spread including some new stills, on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Its sister magazine, DVD & Blu-ray Review (no.160, November) includes a one-page preview of the film. Sadly, this is the final issue of the latter magazine.