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HerlockSholmes

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About HerlockSholmes

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    Detective Chief Superintendent

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    221c Baker Street
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    Sherlock Holmes/Doyle and The Whitechapel Murders 1888
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Empty Hearse
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Final Problem

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  1. HerlockSholmes

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Most people that know me say that I don’t know what day it is.☹️
  2. HerlockSholmes

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Wishing everyone over the pond a happy 4th of July 🇱🇷👍
  3. HerlockSholmes

    The 'Other Detectives' Lounge

    I’ve just listened to The Hollow Man and it’s totally unconnected. Sad as I am I still got a Holmes connection. Apart from the Donald Sinden version of Gideon Fell there was another radio play starring Norman Shelley as Fell. Norman Shelley played Watson on the radio for years to Carlton Hobbs’ Holmes. ok so the chances of that ever being a useful piece of knowledge in a quiz is fairly minimal but you never know.😃
  4. Thanks Carol. Sorry about that. It never occurred to me.
  5. HerlockSholmes

    The 'Other Detectives' Lounge

    I can’t Carol sorry. I’ve only read the first book Hag’s Nook. The Hollow Man is one of the radio shows on YouTube though. I’ll try and have a listen to this one over the weekend and let you know.
  6. I haven’t listened yet but hear they are.
  7. HerlockSholmes

    The 'Other Detectives' Lounge

    I think you mean this Arcadia.
  8. HerlockSholmes

    The 'Other Detectives' Lounge

    I can’t recall it Arcadia but you could be right. I’ll have to watch the wedding speech again.
  9. HerlockSholmes

    Hello

    I don’t know why he uses the Jnr as it’s not like he could get confused with his father (unlike the Bush’s) Apparently it was his dad that introduced him to drugs (marijuana) at the age of six!! Hardly a figure worthy of massive respect? I’m assuming it’s just an affectation like when people (usually in The States) add something like ‘the third’ to their name? It implies that they’re part of a dynasty. Of like Doyle, as Carol mentioned, turning a middle name into a double-barrelled surname.
  10. HerlockSholmes

    Hello

    He played Lord Blackwood in the first Downey Jnr movie Carol. https://www.google.com/search?q=mark+strong+holmes&safe=strict&rlz=1C9BKJA_enGB704GB704&hl=en-GB&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi90bqXwdDiAhVs6uAKHZHKCvwQ_AUoAXoECBIQAQ&biw=1024&bih=1257#imgrc=irtrsZXQeZkMQM
  11. Yes Arcadia, fairer lives for all....but especially me.😃
  12. HerlockSholmes

    The 'Other Detectives' Lounge

    I don’t know if anyone has heard of John Dickson Carr? He was an American writer who wrote a biography of Doyle. He was also a writer of classic era crime fiction specialising I guess in the classic locked room-type mysteries. In fact his story The Hollow Man was voted the best locked room mystery ever. He wrote 22 stories using his hero Sir Henry Merrivale (under the pen name Carter Dickson) and 23 stories starring his most famous creation Dr Gideon Fell. These were written between 1933 and 1967. Carr died in 1977. Id always meant to check out Carr’s stories (having only read his biography of Doyle and his famous collection of Holmes pastiches called The Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes, written with Adrian Conan Doyle) Last week I bought Carr’s first Gideon Fell book Hag’s Nook. Let’s just say that I’ll be looking for more. This isn’t a long book 150+ pages but the plot is great, it’s well written Imo, it’s certainly atmospheric and Fell is a great character. He’s a large chap that wears a cape, walks on two sticks and is writing his magnum opus about the history of English drinking habits. Like Nero Wolfe and Morse, Fell likes his beer. Ive also just listened to two Gideon Fell radio plays on YouTube starring English actor Donald Sinden as Fell. Definitely worth checking out. Definitely the kind of book for a wintry night and a glass of something medicinal.👍
  13. On my Apple bookstore I can download these for £4.99 or buy them online for around £7 which is pretty good for 2 discs. I haven’t bought them yet. (Yet!) I’ve been thinking of getting the full Canon read by Stephen Fry but I still haven’t got all of the Clive Morrison radio plays yet!! Sadly I’ve had to seriously put the breaks on my Holmes spending so that I can waste money on crap like food and bills! Life’s just not fair.😪
  14. HerlockSholmes

    Interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I think they wanted a more marked contrast between Holmes and Watson. A not particularly bright Watson makes Holmes’ brilliance stand out. And, as you say Carol, they wanted a ‘lighter’ element to the movies and Nigel Bruce was pretty much tailor made for the role providing the comic moments. Doyle’s Watson was never stupid but he often felt stupid next to Holmes (like everyone apart from Mycroft, Moriarty and some of the criminals that thought that they were to clever for Holmes.)
  15. HerlockSholmes

    Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

    I don’t know where I read this Arcadia and I haven’t a clue about how they arrived at it but someone said that women were far less likely to like Laurel and Hardy than men. I have to say that my own personal experience tends to back this up. My two best friends and my two brothers all love them but their wives just don’t get it. Just one of those things I guess.
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