News Bulletin 76

“By Jove, Watson, I’ve got it.” 

Members will find further details on all the items marked * in the latest issue of Mayday Mayday (no.117, April 2012), which was published simultaneously today. 

It’s A New June Thompson!*

The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes by June Thomson is due in hardback from Alison & Busby on 30 April 2012. Her five previous pastiche collections were all well received so many readers will be looking forward to this latest one.

New BBC Books Tie-in*

BBC Books have published three more paperbacks to tie-in with the BBC’s Sherlock. The Memoirs, Sign and Houn were all issued on 29 March 2012.

Conan Doyle Weekend*

This 3-day event is taking place from 15 – 17 June 2012 in Haslemere, a beautiful old English town in the County of Surrey, 40 miles to the south of London. Haslemere is close to Hindhead where Conan Doyle was a resident from 1897 for about 10 years. It was while living there that he wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

The group have worked hard at this project for over a year and full details of the weekend, including a booking form, can be found on their website.

Sherlock & John Know How!

Know How, part of the Dixon Retail Group, has enlisted the help of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman aka Sherlock & John to promote their new ‘Movies on demand’ service. Advertising signs and flyers featuring the dashing duo can now be found in Currys and PC World stores, part of the same group.

Private Investigators name SH Their Favourite PI

SH2 DVD Countdown!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is due on Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray on 14 May 2012.

Crow’s Nest 2

For anyone out there who doesn’t know yet, Alex Kane’s informative weekly TV & Radio Guide has now got its own page on this website  –  Crow’s Nest 2. Click on the Alex. Kane’s TV and Radio Guide Tab and you’ll find his latest preview (there’s a fresh one every Friday evening).

Click on the Crow’s Nest 2 Tab on the Menu Bar and you’ll find the frequency info for all the channels/stations mentioned in the Guide currently/recently and if that wasn’t enough all their website links too.

Loose Canon 6 – It’s A Date!*

We’ve set Sunday 10 June 2012 as the date for this year’s Annual Outing Sailing.