Second Holmes
Grant Eustace

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Narrated By: Jeremy Nicholas, Peter Egan, Full Cast Full Cast

Duration: 2 hours and 43 minutes

What to expect

It is the 1980s, and Stamford Holmes is still living in the shadow of his famous grandfather. Languidly living on Sherlock's fortune, he reluctantly agrees to do some work as a consulting detective - if only to provide 'Doctor' Watson with material for the Sunday papers.

Watson, on the other hand, brings all the bumbling enthusiam he can muster to their new cases, forever aping and quoting both their grandfathers - and wielding a magnifying glass.

As they dash towards the eerie howls of a new hound of the Baskervilles, their sleuthing is interrupted by a busload of tourists, and shots ring out as they approach Baskerville hall - fired by exercising army commandos.

Such problems never plagued the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson...

Peter Egan stars as Stamford Holmes and Jeremy Nicholas as Watson in this loving parody of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters.

The six adventures in this collection are:

The Case of the Grandfather's Client
The Case of the Maltese Pearls
The Case of the Reading Undertaker
The Case of the Shadowed Minister
The Case of the Neglected Farm
The Case of the Missing Link

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.


Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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