News Bulletin 226

“Have you seen yesterday’s Times, Watson?”*

The engagement of Mr Benedict Cumberbatch to Miss Sophie Hunter has been announced.

This also reminded us of a piece Alex Kane wrote about another Miss Hunter a few years ago.


Free….at last!

America’s highest court has ruled against the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd in a long running dispute over copyright. The way is now clear for a wave of new Sherlock spin-offs.



BBC Radio4 Extra’s “Sherlock Saturdays” continue, with three more programmes this coming Saturday (8th). Details are below.

The Solitary Cyclist

Who is the strange man following Violet Smith as she cycles to see her mother? The great detective investigates. From August 1964, this is its debut on 4 Extra. Carleton Hobbs stars as the Baker Street sleuth.

6.00am, repeated 4.00pm (also Sunday 9th at 4.00am). Lasts 30 minutes.


The Voice of Sherlock Holmes

First broadcast (Series 1, Episode 2 of 5, of ‘The Radio Detectives’) in July 2008, Professor Jeffrey Richards probes the varied incarnations of the great detective.

6.30am, repeated 4.30pm (also Sunday 9th at 4.30pm). Lasts 30 minutes.


The Six Napoleons

Who is shattering plaster busts of Napoleon?  Sherlock Holmes is soon on the trail of a murder. Read by Nigel Stock, this is a 4 Extra Debut.

7.00am, repeated 5.00pm (also Sunday 9th at 5.00am). Lasts 30 minutes.


Season catch-up and clips are here.



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