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Dr. Watson doesn’t write to you, he talks to you, with Edwardian courtesy, across a glowing fire. His voice has no barriers or affectations. It is clear, energetic and decent, the voice of a tweedy, no-nonsense colonial Britisher at ease with himself. Its owner is travelled. He has knocked about, as they say, browned his knees. Yet he remains an innocent abroad. He is a first-class chap, loyal to a fault, brave as a lion, and the salt of the earth. All the clichés fit him, but he is not a cliché. (…) He is one of the greatest storytellers the world has ever listened to.
John le Carré, Introduction to The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. I (Ed. Leslie S. Klinger), 2003.
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Radio Times puts together a self-guided walking tour of memorable locations from BBC Sherlock

Visit the scenes from Sherlock and Spooks during a walking tour of London, and see firsthand where Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, aka Holmes and Watson, created their hit BBC series.

Distance 6 miles (9.6km) Time 2-3 hours

Full tour and article


The entirety of Sherlock Holmes, in one sentence.

my favourite things memeday one: favourite book/book series [1/2]: the sherlock holmes stories by sir arthur conan doyle

“Holmes [is] still discussed, revered and cherished across the world.” - The Guardian


Sherlock Holmes’ London

Large version here

Notes here


A Christmas Story Without Slush: Three radio dramatisations of “The Blue Carbuncle” and one even more Christmassy story. (Hover over credits for additional titbits of information)

• The Blue Carbuncle
“Here is the stone; the stone came from the goose, and the goose came from Mr. Henry Baker”
I. Dramatised by John Keir Cross for BBC Light Programme, with Sir John Gielgud as Sherlock Holmes and Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 14, 1954)
II. Dramatised by Michael Hardwick for BBC Light Programme, with Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes and Norman Shelley as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 25, 1961)
III. Dramatised by Bert Coules for BBC Radio 4, with Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson (first broadcast Jan 2, 1991)
The Night Before Christmas
Watson plays Santa Claus for Mrs Hudson’s nephews, mysterious presents are wrapped in £20 notes, Holmes sings some carols and of course Moriarty is behind everything.
Written by Denis Green and Anthony Boucher for MBS, with Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson (first broadcast Dec 24, 1945)





This is actually what every Sherlock Holmes adventure looks like.

Covers for the Modern Library series by SHOUT




Strolling about.




can we talk about how much i love the fact that in their gif, Liu’s Watson is the dude with the crooked arm and Holmes is the lady being escorted