“I was compelled to leave you without much news”*
Things have been extra busy at the Shipping office recently, what with preparing for Reel Back 1 last Sunday (acknowledged as a considerable success) and much else besides, details of which we needn’t trouble you with here. The consequence of all this is that Bulletins have had to be left to one side, indeed it’s been almost two weeks since our last one.
Victorian detective whose bag of tricks inspired Sherlock Holmes
Yes, it’s another author trying to sell a book and guess who is going to help them shift more copy? “Give us a break,” says Alistair Duncan, who is not in the least impressed.
“An actor and a rare one”
There’s was another side to the great Peter Cushing, one of the great portrayers of Sherlock Holmes.
“An actor and a rare one” – Two
Possibly the greatest Holmes portrayer of them all, this is Jeremy Brett with some of the ladies from the Granada Sherlock Holmes series
It’s Murder at the Opera House
Peter Blau (USA) tells us that the Grand Opera House, Belfast is running three more Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Nights, from Thursday 31 July to Saturday 2 August 2014. The printed programme is not yet available but that won’t stop you getting details (including how to book) from the theatre’s website.
Apollo theatre collapse due to ‘old’ materials
Light has now been shed on why the ceiling came on the audience during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time last December.
Cumberbatch to play Hamlet
Just look what he’s getting into next. Can anyone turn up the Shakespearean references in the Canon for us?
Marking 75 years of a classic film
It’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), the first of fourteen on screen exploits starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Is this the best of the bunch?
The 4 O’Clock Show. BBC Radio4 Extra, Thursday 3 April at 4pm.
Mel Giedroyc explores the secrets of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes, and there’s the fourth part of current story Emil and the Detectives, by Erich Kastner. Originally broadcast on 16 January 2014.
Free book download
Falconiere Publishing, which describes itself as a boutique paperback & e-mail publisher known for its well-crafted mystery, adventure and investigative works, is offering a free download of THE THIRD SAMUARI (“a new adventure of the world’s first consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes”). It’ll be available on Amazon.com until Monday 3/31/14. On this side of the pond, best try Amazon.co.uk.
Six of the Best
Plus a little extra
In UK and Ireland, clocks spring forward by one hour at 01:00 on 30 March. Time & Date.