The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

  • by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star as Holmes and Watson in the fifth collection of stories from the unique fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon.
'The Illustrious Client': An Austrian adventurer who corrupts young women proves one of Holmes' most evil adversaries in what Conan Doyle judged as one of his best stories.
'The Blanched Soldier': Holmes works without Watson to help an ex-serviceman from the Boer War uncover a friend who has mysteriously disappeared.
'The Mazarin Stone': One of the world's largest diamonds is stolen. To recover it, Holmes sits in 221B Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
'The Three Gables': Holmes faces a formidable female criminal and a gang of intimidators when he agrees to help the widow of an old client who has received an unusual offer to sell her house... and all its contents.

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Another excellent instalment from the BBC's complete Holmes dramatisation

This series remains a personal favourite of mine. Whenever I'm after an enjoyable listen this is always an excellent contender. The cast are excellent, with Holmes & Watson being for me personally one of the more definitive depictions of these great characters.

The stories are well paced with the feel of the books being maintained whilst still allowing the advantages of a radio play to be employed. I heartily recommend this series to any Holmes fans, or fans of good radio adaptation.
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- Kieran

Absolutely Classic Holmes

I was brought up listening to Carlton Hobbs as THE wireless Sherlock Holmes and thought him wonderful. So much so I became addicted to Holmes stories. But then came Clive Merrison and Michael Williams to add to my joys. The exacting timbra and authority of Merrison's voice partnered with the whimsical solemnity of Williams - now sadly not with us - make these stories and their telling timeless and compelling. There are few 'plays' and their rendering I can listen again and again ... these dramatisations are worth being a part of again and again.
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- Mr Rupert Seymour

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited