“Good heavens, Holmes, this is intolerable.”*
Six of the Best
They Might Be Giants on Film4, Monday 24 February at 4.55pm.
A rare outing for this 1971 comedy-drama. A New York lawyer (George C. Scott) starts to think he’s Sherlock Holmes and takes his psychiatrist Dr. Watson (Joanne Woodward) on a dark, surreal adventure in the city.
“It’s such an evocative, unusual Holmes film,” John Addy tells us, to which Roger Johnson adds: “They Might Be Giants is a delight. I’ve always liked it, but seeing it again after getting to know something of New York added to my enjoyment.”
Up the Creek with Sherlock
The new Jonathan Creek (Series 5) is taking a poke at Sherlock. Episode 1 (0f 3) is on BBC One, Friday 28 February at 9pm.
Britain’s Great War – the Sherlock Holmes connection
The opening sequence of the final part of Jeremy Paxman’s new 4-part BBC One documentary will be of specific interest to all Holmesians. You can catch the programme here, for a limited period. There was a Conan Doyle reference too, albeit a brief one, in the previous week’s programme (part 3 is also on the I Player).
“Website of the Week”
“I did exactly what you advised”**
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