Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The classic BBC TV series. Regarded by many to be the best incarnation of the Baker Street sleuth, Douglas Wilmer gives a career-defining performance in this celebrated BBC series. Intelligent, quick on his heels, and bearing a striking resemblance to the original Sidney Paget illustrations, Wilmer’s portrayal is possibly the closest to Conan Doyle’s original vision that there has ever been. In 2012, his status as legend within the Sherlock pantheon was cemented when he was asked to make a cameo appearance in Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. The first story in this series, The Speckled Band, was originally produced as part of the BBC drama strand Detectives. Appearing alongside Wilmer, as Holmes’ loyal companion Dr John Watson, was the great Nigel Stock. Such was the success of the adaptation that Wilmer and Stock were reunited a year later for a full 12-part series. With a supporting cast that included Clochemerle star Peter Madden as Inspector Lestrade, TV veteran Derek Francis as Mycroft Holmes, and guest stars such as Peter Wyngarde (Department S, The Innocents) and Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who), the popularity of the series gave rise to a second series, in which the role of Sherlock was played by Peter Cushing. Presented for the first time on UK DVD, this long-awaited release also includes an array of fascinating special features, including two reconstructions of partially-surviving episodes, an alternative presentation of the Detectives pilot, an alternative title sequence, an interview with Douglas Wilmer and a number of newly-recorded audio commentaries. Bonus Features: Original 1964 Detectives pilot episode The Speckled Band All surviving episodes from the 1965 series Alternative Spanish audio presentation of The Speckled Band Alternative title sequence for The Illustrious Client The Abbey Grange episode reconstruction, featuring a newly-filmed sequence of Douglas Wilmer reading the first half of the story, followed by all surviving original footage The Bruce-Partington Plans episode reconstruction, using all surviving original footage and original shooting scripts Douglas Wilmer … on Television (2012, Simon Harries, 20 mins): the iconic actor discusses his career in British film and television Five audio commentaries, including contributions from Douglas Wilmer and celebrated directors Peter Cregeen and Peter Sasdy, all moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke Fully illustrated booklet with new essays and full episode credits Cast and Crew: Starring Douglas Wilmer (Octopussy, Patton), Nigel Stock (The Great Escape, The Dam Busters), Peter Madden (Clochemerle), Peter Wyngarde (Department S, The Innocents), Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who). Directed by Peter Sasdy (Countess Dracula) and others
Undershaw was the Surrey home of Arthur Conan Doyle between 1897-1907. Built lovingly for his wife Touie to help treat her ongoing battle with tuberculosis, Arthur created a haven for his wife and family. It was here he wrote The Hound of The Baskervilles, brought Sherlock Holmes back to life in "The Empty House", and entertained guests such as writer J.M. Barrie, illustrator Sidney Paget, renowned actor William Gillette, and more. Welcome to Undershaw explores the early life of Arthur Conan Doyle through to his departure from Undershaw. You will see he was a more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was a man of adventure with a passion for chivalry and knights, theatre and politics, sports and travel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079933/bk_acx0_079933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rich life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is featured here: His work as a doctor, his novels and journalistic writings, his support of Spiritualism and his defense of fairies. This is a unique set for the 150th anniversary of his birth. After his early years in medicine, the writing talents of Arthur Conan Doyle took over. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger were among his successes. David Timson, an actor and director who has read the complete Sherlock Holmes collection for Naxos AudioBooks, has compiled this commemorative collection showing the range of Conan Doyle's life and work. It includes the 2CD biography by Hesketh Pearson, The Speckled Band, an excerpt from The Lost World and his defense of the Cottingley Fairies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Carl Rigg, Rupert Degas, Jonathan Oliver, Glen McCready, Crawford Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000509/bk_naxo_000509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somewhere between the fact and fiction Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's greatest creation stole the soul of Jeremy Brett, the actor who would become the embodiment of the Baker Street sleuth. The Curse of Sherlock Holmes follows Jeremy as he fights for his sanity and his life. This is the full script of the play by Dhanil Ali. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Time Winters, Ken Rice, Tracy Winters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093680/bk_acx0_093680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter is a Sherlock Holmes short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; it is a case that has Holmes trying to solve a kidnapping, but is more well-known for the introduction of Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older, smarter brother.Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a British author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science-fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and nonfiction. A native of Brighton, England, Gus Robbins is a longtime stage actor, film director, and voiceover artist. He and his wife, Lili, run a not-for-profit acting studio that teaches children how to break into the industry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gus Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/001129/bk_live_001129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Another entry in this popular range of fantastical dramas from the BBC archive. This production of The Lost World, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975, and amongst the cast are Francis de Wolff, Gerald Harper, Carol Boyd and the renowned radio actor Carleton Hobbs. The story follows a 19th century expedition to enter the rumoured lair of animals thought to have died out millions of years before - a terrifying world of pterodactyls and other 'prehistoric monsters'. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francis de Wolff, Gerald Harper, Carol Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/002117/rt_bbcw_002117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Carl Reiner - legendary comedian, actor, novelist, and director - was a creator, writer, and producer for The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1999 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Susie Essman has played the venomous Susie Greene for all four seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. A veteran stand-up comic, Essman has hosted the American Comedy Awards and has performed on Comedy Central's The Friar's Roast of Jerry Stiller, on Politically Incorrect, and on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Essman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000079/sp_nsty_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Ian McKellen was the winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Actor in an Audio Drama (for Eugenie Grandet) Sir Ian McKellen reads The Valley of Fear, the last of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four Sherlock Holmes novels. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home. A trail of bewildering clues leads to sleuthing in the finest Holmesian tradition and the gripping backstory of a cult that terrorized a valley in the American West. First broadcast as Book at Bedtime on BBC Radio 4. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian McKellan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002079/bk_rhuk_002079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor'An Inscrutable Masquerade'/ 'The Conundrum of Coach 13'/ 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny'/ 'The 10.59 Assassin'Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest - a 'box of secrets'. It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes' cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world... In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.