News Bulletin 151

“This will do”*

 Sailing Schedule


Tonight (Sunday 27 October)

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 on ITV3 from 9:00pm to 10:35pm.

Bradley Walsh is presenting the awards ceremony celebrating the best in crime thriller fiction, TV and film in the past 12 months. The ten awards include the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for best crime novel and best actor and actress in a crime drama. The stars will turn out in force at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, where the winners will be revealed.


The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Peter Blau has mentioned that BBC Radio4 Extra will be doing a repeat run of 6 episodes from this series, starting on Tuesday 29 October with Silver Blaze.


I hear of Sherlock over there

It’s been announced that the third series of Sherlock will air on PBS in the US on 19 January 2014. Still no date for here yet, and it may be a waiting game, perhaps well into December before all is revealed. One thing is for sure, we will see it before anyone else.


Crime Thriller Catch-up

Crime Thriller Club, ITV3, 23 October 2013 at 9pm. Those taking part included Roger Johnson, editor of the Sherlock Holmes Journal. Catch-up on the ITV Player [for a limited period].


Sherlock Holmes Murder Mysteries at Belfast

For those of you for whom Murder Mysteries are food and drink, this series of four Sherlock Holmes themed Murder Mysteries should go down a real treat.

The venue is Belfast’s Grand Opera House (Baby Grand Studio). The dates are Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November, and then again on Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December, all 2013. The price is £42.50 per person which includes a three-course meal and a drink upon arrival. Dress code is Victorian Spies. To book, go on the website  or use the theatre’s booking line at 02890241919. Details are also to be seen in the Autumn brochure, which you should be able to get a copy of at the Opera House, the Belfast Welcome Centre (Donegall Place) or perhaps  in some Belfast libraries.


Bargain Books

The Book People’s Autumn brochure (no.283) has several Sherlock Holmes offers which may appeal to some of you. Sherlock Holmes Baker Street Boys by Anthony Read, a set of 7 children’s books, is on special for a knock-down  price of £6.99 (RRP £34.93). The code is 1189-BKSB.  Website order here.

In a separate brochure (no.285, October) is How to Think like Sherlock Holmes (2012) by Daniel Smith, a snip at £3.99 (RRP £9.99). The code is 1194-HTKS. Website order here.

Alternatively, you can order over the phone  – 08456024040.


“I was thrilled with horror” 1

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, the first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula has the uncanny quality of a waking nightmare and still has the power to unsettle despite being almost 100 years old. It’s showing at QFT Belfast from Sunday 27 October – Wednesday 30 October 2013.

This gives us a further excuse to mention Florence Balcombe, the wife of Bram Stoker. The relevant Wikipedia page says she  is ‘chiefly remembered as being responsible for the destruction of most of the prints of the 1922 horror film Nosferatu, which was based without attribution or permission on Stoker’s novel Dracula.’ Wikipedia also says that Florence was born in Newcastle, County Down. Can anyone confirm her birth place from at least one other source?

These screenings are part of Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film – across the UK from October 2013 to February 2014.


“I was thrilled with horror” 2

Frankenstein.  This adaptation is being shown as part of the NT Live Encores Season at QFT Belfast, Thursday 31 October 2013 at 7pm. In this version Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch (who hardly needs any  introduction from us) as the creature.

On Thursday 5 December, at same venue and same time, Danny Boyle directs Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes in Elementary) as the creature.

These presentations are running at other venues across the UK from 31 October 2013. Check NT Live.


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