News Bulletin 228

“We have retained these things for some days”*


The final week of “Sherlock Saturdays” on BBC Radio4 Extra (Saturday 15 November) features a reading by Carleton Hobbs and an episode from a much loved BBC radio series. Catch-up on previous programmes here.

Chosen Companions

6am, repeated 4pm (also Sun 16th at 4am). Lasts 45 minutes.

This 4 Extra Debut features extracts from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories of Sherlock Holmes, chosen by Richard Usborne, and read by Carleton Hobbs. Originally broadcast in August 1970.

His Last Bow

6.45am, repeated 4.45pm (also Sun 16th at 4.45am). Lasts 45 minutes.

It’s 1914 and the sleuth-cum-apiarist is asked to help England in her darkest hour. Stars Clive Merrison and Michael Williams. This is episode 8 of 8.



Episode 2 in the third Elementary season will be on Sky Living this Tuesday (18th) at 9.00pm.



As many of you will already be aware, the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition at the Museum of London is now open. In case you’ve missed any of these short videos or want to watch again, here’s a quick snatch of the Opening Party from You Tube, and a chance to hear Sir Ian McKellan talking about the Exhibition. There’s also more from You Tube here and here.

If you want to read about the Exhibition, we’ve articles here, here and here.

Blogger Alistair Duncan has usually got something interesting to say and here’s what he’s written following his recent visit to the Exhibition.



Anthony Horowitz in conversation with Alex Kane in Belfast.

Tuesday 18 November at 7.00pm.

Tickets (£5 each) are available directly from the event organisers, No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL. You can also obtain tickets over the phone by calling 028 90319601 or by emailing,or from the No Alibis website using the Pay Pal button.