The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: 60-Episode Set : The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (PDQ AudioWorks)

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, PDQ AudioWorks
  • Narrated by Basil Rathbone
  • Series: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (PDQ AudioWorks)
  • 28 hrs and 22 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The world-famous sleuth is back in this astounding 60-episode collection (many previously believed to have been lost) direct from the original radio broadcasts.
Featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, this collection contains nearly 30 hours of Old Time Radio broadcasting at its best. Digitally remastered from the original broadcast recordings, this amazing set is a true collector's item for Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere!


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Could have been better

I was disappointed in this as the production values are quite poor. The episodes are in no order what so ever so the actors chop and change , the references to the next episode at the end of each make no sense and the sound isn't brilliant- I know they are old recordings but some episodes are unlistenable to through headphones. Some of the same episodes are available on Murder By Moonlight where the quality is better so I'd suggest you download that instead.

It's a shame as the stories and actors are great just let down by the reproduction efforts at PDQ.
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- Amazon Customer

Period piece

Don't expect award winning radio, but this does have some charm. I wish they had arranged them in some order, even if episodes have been lost. Nigel Bruce's avuncular Watson amuses; doctors must have been less academic in those days (London graduates at least!). Rathbone is of course one of the classic Holmes actors, and the other 2 don't cut it so well. It's not Radio 4, either, so ads almost exceed story. (Thank God for the BBC!) You'll know all about "Petri wine" - strange to hear of such luxury in USA when wartime Europe was on rations, at best - but at least it becomes the subject of gentle banter between presenter and Bruce. (The recurring naughty puppies help, too, but it's so strange to hear such open encouragement of smoking, drinking and eating to our 21st century ears.). Some of the stories are based on Doyle but most not, and many don't really hold together, if you think about them too much, but are ingenious and entertaining if you accept them as intended - a lot worse turns up on modern TV! There's also a Public Service Announcement function sometimes, encouraging buying Victory Bonds, supporting troops overseas and returning veterans, fundraising research into polio. I liked that little bit of social history, just wish it was in order.
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-11-2012
  • Publisher: PDQ AudioWorks