News Bulletin 85

“It’s moving towards us, Watson.” “Is that serious?” “Very serious, indeed – the one thing on earth which could have disarranged my plans.”

We’re Having A Laugh!

The Peepolykus Theatre Company’s version of The Hound of the Baskervilles will be broadcast on BBC Radio4 (FM only*) this Saturday 7 July 2012 in the ‘Saturday Drama’ slot.  The play is scheduled to start at 2.30pm and is set to run for 6o minutes. This is we understand a revamped version of the Peepolykus stage play (which we know some of you will have seen). And it is an out-and-out spoof so don’t expect anything too serious – it’s certainly not ‘the supreme adventure’ as we know it!

No doubt Alex Kane will have something to say about it in his new weekly Guide (due this Friday evening).

* But also available online and on digital radio, of course.

It’s Down To The Wire For Sherlock!

The BBC’s Sherlock and its leading star have both made it through to the Short List stage of this year’s TV Choice Awards.

You can vote for Sherlock in the Best Drama Series – it’s the third title on the list of four. The competition comes from Downton Abbey, Shameless and Skins.

You can vote for Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor. He’s the second name on the list of four. His competitors are Martin Clunes, Colin Morgan and Matt Smith.

Even if you voted in the earlier stage (the Long List) you’ll still need to register your support again if you want Sherlock and Benedict to win. And even if you didn’t vote at that stage, there is nothing to stop you from doing so now.

Just click on the link shown here and scroll through the categories. Best Drama Series is second in the line-up and Best Actor is fourth. You have up to midnight on Friday 13 July 2012 to register your vote. It only takes a few minutes to do it! Vote now!

Greatest On-Screen Sherlock?

Surely it must be either Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett?  Not so, says Danny Bowes, who opines that it’s Benedict Cumberbatch. Even if the article on this link doesn’t interest you, why not take the opportunity to see the first ever (as far as we know) Sherlock Holmes film  – Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900)?  Blink and you’ll miss this one!