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Articles Tagged 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle'

‘Sherlock’ – ‘The Abominable Bride’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Sherlock’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘The Abominable Bride’

Note: spoilers. When your favourite fact-checking detective turns out to be entertaining his theories about the possible resurrection of his nemesis Moriarty by taking a mental trip into the past (or the future) using a potentially lethal cocktail of drugs, picking out the various references and idiosyncrasies along the way is a potential minefield. Some […]

A Study in Scarlet – Sherlock Holmes

‘Sherlock’ Fans Turn Detective To Find Missing Film

From the earliest days of cinema, film-makers have been adapting the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. And the sad truth is that not all of them have survived the passage of time. According to the British Film Institute, there’s one particular portrayal of Holmes that no one has laid eyes on for decades, and they’re hoping […]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

5 Vintage British Writers Speak in Rare Clips

As it was Book Lovers Day on August 9 and because it’s always exciting to unearth an unimaginable clip on YouTube, here’s a selection in which the voices of venerable writers, taken from the some of the earliest days of broadcasting, are preserved. Let’s start fittingly, with the most startling of discoveries. Bless my braces […]

‘Sherlock’ and his deerstalker

Now You Can Own A Sherlock Holmes Tweed Deerstalker

While thousands of people have spent this morning queuing for tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch play Hamlet at London’s Barbican theater next year, news has emerged of a Sherlock-related purchase that may prove to be equally popular in time, but far less restricted, geographically speaking. This fall, the Museum of London launches its own Sherlock […]

Dumford Street ‘Sherlock Holmes’ quotes, Plymouth, Devon

PHOTOS: The Sidewalk ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Quotes of Plymouth

There are many architectural and artistic tributes to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. The tiles on the wall of Baker Street Tube station show a profile of the detective complete with deerstalker and pipe, for example, and there’s a statue of Holmes up on the pavement outside. But in Plymouth, down in the […]

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

London is Invaded by Beautiful Benches Dressed as Books

London is the setting for an overwhelming amount of the stories in classic British fiction, but until now this hasn’t had an overwhelming effect on the landscape of the city. However, yesterday, as part of Books About Town, a literacy campaign by the National Literacy Trust and Wild In Art, fifty benches were unveiled across […]


Portsmouth Announces £25m Sherlock Holmes Theme Park

If there is one thing a steady diet of Sherlock Holmes—whether in book, movie or TV form—can teach us, it’s that things are not always as they seem. While it would make a certain amount of sense to put a tourist attraction devoted to all things Sherlockian in, say, the Baker Street area of London […]

Sherlock Hound

The Bizarre Animated Appearances of Mr. Sherlock Holmes

The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation have been given many and varied theatrical and cinematic treatments since he first arrived in print form. Some are serious, some silly, and some are just plain odd. But as we are about to see, the most eccentric depictions of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and […]