Sherlock Holmes - Big Finish

Sherlock Holmes is without doubt one of the most famous figures in the history of mystery fiction.

Conan Doyle's beloved sleuth is back in brand new adventures and adaptations brought to life by Big Finish.

Join Nicholas Briggs as Holmes and Richard Earl as Watson as they go head to head with new and old villains alike and once again solve the unsolvable!

Episodes

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0101The Last Act20091100

It is 1916 and Sherlock Holmes has returned to his rooms in Baker Street after attending the funeral of his long time associate, Dr John H. Watson. Holmes reflects on the old days and comes to realise that not only was there so much that he had shared with Watson in his lifetime but also there was so much that he had not revealed to him: things he had kept hidden, including his deep affection for his friend. Imagining that Watson is present, Holmes addresses this failing and touches on aspects of past cases and the various characters he encountered during his investigations, including ‘The Woman’ Irene Adler and of course Professor Moriarty.

Holmes delves deeper into the darker aspects of his own history, revealing at last a shocking secret. Realising now how lonely and isolated he is without his old comrade, adrift in a new modern and war-ravaged age, he comes to wonder whether, like Watson, he too has come to the end of his time…

Written By: David Stuart Davies

Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Roger Llewellyn (Sherlock Holmes)

0102The Death And Life20091200

A fascinating drama in which Sherlock Holmes steps off the page to save his life and in doing so faces a heart-stopping revelation about his own existence.

Haunted by the tag of ‘the Sherlock Holmes man’ and tired of his catchpenny detective creation, author Arthur Conan Doyle employs the services of Professor Moriarty to bring an end to the career of the Great Detective. Aware that some dark force is bent on his destruction, Holmes rises to the challenge and not only encounters his nemesis Moriarty but also learns the terrible truth about his very being. While Doyle appears to achieve his end when Holmes supposedly falls into the terrible abyss of the Reichenbach Falls, he has not reckoned on his fictional character’s immortality. In a remarkable reversal of fortune, the detective appears to triumph.

This unusual, challenging and often highly amusing drama not only presents a fresh and intriguing insight into the Sherlock Holmes saga but also explores the nature of the strange and unnerving relationship between creator and creation.

Written By: David Stuart Davies

Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Roger Llewellyn (Sherlock Holmes)

0202The Reification Of Hans Gerber20111100

When one of the Maugham family meets an untimely death, it seems almost impossible to work out who the murderer might be, until a distant relative of the family comes to light. With the arrival of Hans Gerber, the case becomes even more confusing, and Holmes must use every ounce of his skill to unravel this dastardly plot.

'The Reification of Hans Gerber is exciting, exceptionally clever, and entirely faithful to Conan Doyle’s creations. The production has all the quality we expect from Big Finish, and as usual there are interviews with the cast and crew. Full marks!' The Sherlock Holmes Journal

Written By: George Mann

Directed By: Nicholas Briggs and Ken Bentley

Cast

Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (Dr Watson), Andrew Havill (Tobias Edwards), Rebecca Tanwen (Isobel Maugham), James Albrecht (Joseph Maugham), John Dorney (Peter Maugham), Dan Starkey (Oswald Maugham), Terry Molloy (Sir Theobald/Inspector Bainbridge)

0204The Tangled Skein20120100

A threat to Holmes’s life, murders on Hampstead Heath and a deadly phantom lady lead Holmes and Watson into the most dangerous investigation they have ever undertaken - An encounter which brings them face to face with evil itself, embodied in Count Dracula, the Lord of the Undead.

0205The Adventure Of The Perfidious Mariner20120400

It is the long, oppressive summer of 1912. Four months ago the RMS Titanic was lost to the Atlantic. In Europe the drumbeats of war grow louder.

These things have yet to touch Mr Sherlock Holmes who, estranged from Dr Watson, lives in reclusive retirement on the South Downs. The world’s foremost criminal investigator has turned his back on the past, hiding from the world and thinking himself immune to its excesses. Yet he is about to be faced by an old friend, to encounter the most hated man in England and to grapple with the painful implications of the Titanic disaster. More troubling still, he will be forced to try to solve a new and unexpected mystery - one of the most diabolical and fiendish murders with which he has ever been confronted...

Written By: Jonathan Barnes

Directed By: Nicholas Briggs and Martin Montague

Cast

Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (Dr Watson), Michael Maloney (J Bruce Ismay) Tracey Childs (Mrs Curbishly/Martha), Toby Longworth (Station Master/Senator/Inspector)

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