Dr Watson, I presume

OCRTSomewhat surprisingly I have never before met any of the actors who have portrayed me in the films, television and radio programmes that have been produced covering our adventures. So it was a lovely surprise when some dear friends arranged a little dinner party with the man who plays me in the excellent Old Court Radio Theatre Company productions produced for the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

Jim Crozier as Holmes and David Hawkes as my good self have now appeared in sixteen stories that are available for free on the Sherlock Holmes Society website and via iTunes.

The individual stories and their links are:

  1. The Gloria Scott
  2. Wisteria Lodge
  3. The Mazarin Stone
  4. The Veiled Lodger
  5. The Yellow Face
  6. The Three Students
  7. The Beryl Coronet
  8. The Speckled Band
  9. Shoscombe Old Place
  10. The Five Orange Pips
  11. The Man With Watches
  12. The Lost Special
  13. The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner – Part One – The Napoleon of Crime
  14. The Strange Case of Miss Alice Faulkner – Part Two – The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
  15. The Long Man
  16. The Grace Chalice

The first ten of these plays are based on my reminiscences from the Canon. The Man With Watches and The Lost Special were published in The Strand about five years after Holmes disappeared over the Reichenbach Falls. The Long Man and The Grace Chalice are accounts of two unpublished cases.

The complete set is available free on iTunes and can be bought on CD from The Sherlock Holmes Society of London.

. . . and how did the evening with the two Watsons go? Well, I think we both learned a lot about the real Watson!

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