News Bulletin 212

“I think that I should prefer to stay here a little and go into one or two questions of detail”*


Martin Clunes to play Conan Doyle

ITV has green-lit a new television drama, an adaptation of Booker Prize winning author Julian Barnes’ novel Arthur and George. The story so far  is here and here.

Here’s an older and very moving article about Martin Clunes which gives a fascinating insight into the Doc Martin actor’s  background.  It also mentions his cousin, the late Jeremy Brett.

Jack Nicholson for SH3?

Robert Downey Jnr. and Guy Ritchie are said to be wooing Nicholson for a part in the next instalment of the Warner Bros. Sherlock Holmes franchise.

BBC Sherlock 4: Coming sooner?

Might it be not as far away as we had been led to believe? Read the latest news here.

The Reinvention of Sherlock Holmes continues

A Slight Trick of the Mind, starring Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes is based on a novel by Mitch Cullin. Roger Johnson tells us that the book (published by Cannongate Books, priced £14.99) will be launched on 28 May, the first time it’s been available in the UK. Read about it here and here.

Ideal Holmes

Take a browse at this Sherlock Holmes room in miniature. And when you’ve finished the tour, here’s a full-scale model to explore.


Six of the Best?

Sherlock Holmes cartoons

Would you buy a book from this man?

Sherlock: World Record Attempt

Sherlock Holmes sucks at deduction

Dance Mob…in St. Petersburg

Basil’s Seaside Shuffle


‘Disappearance of a Well Known Builder’

Members intending to board on Sunday 25 May are reminded that our next Study is The Adventure of the Norwood Builder.’

Which gives us an excuse to mention Brick City, at Titanic Belfast from 17 May to 13 July. It’s part of a UK tour.

Nothing to do with SH, as far as we know, but this Lego link (it’s one we featured previously) is.



Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival 24-26 May 2014