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The Man with the Watches and The Lost Special
The Man with the Watches and The Lost Special FIVE YEARS AFTER the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes at the hands of his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty, The Strand Magazine published two apparently unrelated mystery stories, each quoting an un-named criminal investigator. Devotees have long debated the identity of this person: was he Sherlock Holmes or not? In these ingenious new plays, M J ELLIOTT assumes that Holmes and Watson did investigate the mysterious murder on the Rugby express and the baffling disappearance of a special train.JIM CROZIER and DAVE HAWKES return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, with VINCE WEBB, JESSE POWIS, DEAN HEMPSTEAD, LINDSAY LLOYD, KATHERINE TOKLEY, JAMES CROOK and BRIAN ADRIAN. The plays were written by M J Elliott, directed by Roger Johnson and produced by Dennis Rookard for Hosiprog Productions. The scripts are copyright 2009 by M J Elliott. The recorded production is copyright 2009 by the Old Court Radio Theatre Company.
The Man with the Watches and The Lost Special
The Gloria Scott
The Gloria Scott Sherlock Holmes told his friend Watson that the case of "The Gloria Scott" was the beginning of his career as a professional detective. It occurred during his student days, and it concerned theft, murder and blackmail.
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Wisteria Lodge
The Gloria Scott The complex problem of "Wisteria Lodge" gave him plenty of scope. And set him in friendly rivalry with Inspector Baynes of the Surrey Constabulary, the only police official who was unarguably his equal as a detective.
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The Mazarin Stone
The Gloria Scott This story comes from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the last of the nine books about the great detective to be written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Mazarin Stone, being based on a stage play, The Crown Diamond.
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The Veiled Lodger
The Veiled Lodger This story also comes from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. In The Veiled Lodger Homes and Watson are listeners with us to the story of a past crime - but what a story it is! Devotees will recognise elements from Conan Doyle's apocryphal tale 'The Field Bazaar'.
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The Yellow Face
The Yellow Face Before BBC Radio 4's dramatisation of the complete Sherlock Holmes Canon, THE YELLOW FACE had never been adapted for radio. Until now! Now this most elusive adventure is available in a witty and exciting new dramatisation by M J ELLIOTT.
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The Three Students
The Three Students THE THREE STUDENTS was broadcast in the early 1950s on the Light Programme, in Children's Hour, but no recordings exist. And that's all. Until now! Now this most elusive adventure is available in a witty and exciting new dramatisation by M J ELLIOTT.
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The Beryl Coronet
The Beryl Coronet From the first volume of Dr Watson's chronicles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Beryl Coronet takes Holmes and Watson into a world of high society and high finance. Not for the first time, or the last, they must deal with the indiscretions of a truly illustrious client.
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The Speckled Band
The Speckled Band The Speckled Band" is an altogether darker business - a tale of madness, violence and gothic suspense. Dr Grimesby Roylott (wonderful name!) is one of the classic villains, and the story has consistently ranked among the all-time favourites since it was first published in The Strand Magazine in 1891.
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Shoscombe Old Place
Shoscombe Old Place Holmes's investigation in the 1890's of the events at Shoscombe Old Place - the eccentric behaviour of Sir Robert Norberton and the sinister mystery of the haunted crypt - was triumphantly successful.
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The Five Orange Pips
The Five Orange Pips The case of 'The Five Orange Pips', from the late 1880s, was one of Sherlock Holmes' rare failures: he identified the doom that stalked the Openshaw family, but could not prevent the murder of his client.
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