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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star as Holmes and Watson in this collection of stories from the unique fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's original short stories.

The 12 dramatisations are 'A Scandal in Bohemia'; 'The Red-Headed League'; 'A Case of Identity'; 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery'; 'The Five Orange Pips'; 'The Man with the Twisted Lip'; 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle'; 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band'; 'The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb'; 'The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor'; 'The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet'; and 'The Adventure of the Copper Beeches'.

In these 12 stories, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson investigate a compromising photograph, a murder case with Australian connections, a disreputable opium den, a Christmas goose, a ruined ancestral estate, a disastrous wedding day, a house with frightening secrets and several other baffling circumstances.

Among the large supporting cast are Sarah Badel, Andrew Sachs, James Grout, James Wilby, Sam West, Stephen Tompkinson and Imogen Stubbs.

Public Domain (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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Masterful text and wonderful acting.

All actors of high calibre and execution of great text well done.Tthis makes for great entertainment and suspense.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-2018

The Definitive Holmes

Without question, the greatest and most faithful adaptation of Holmes in any medium. Merrison and Williams capture Holmes and Watson like no other duo before or since. They are truly a joy to listen to and the dramatization are enticing from start to finish.

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  • Marty
  • 12-03-2018

Only let down by the recording.

What did you like most about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes?

One of the best drama audio versions of Holmes.

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The audio book does not have separate starts and ends to each story only one long continuation.
Would be better to be able to find the start of one of the stories.

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  • J. Tomasevic
  • 23-02-2018

Definitive

To say these adaptations are the best still feels like an understatement. This quality could never be bettered. Monumental.

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  • John Bloodworth
  • 26-07-2018

Perfection

Drama, intrigue, high production value and top notch acting makes for a perfectly dramatic audio experience.

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  • Meefam
  • 10-07-2018

Excellent adaptation of Sherlock Holmes

The best cast, arrangement and drama of Sherlock Holmes in audio format.
I absolutely loved every minute of my listening and intend to buy the rest of the series.

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Titles and chapter numbers of individual stories

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

1) A Scandal in Bohemia: Chapter 1 - Chapter 15

2) The Red-Headed League: Chapter 16 - Chapter 30

3) A Case of Identity: Chapter 31 - Chapter 45

4) The Boscombe Valley Mystery: Chapter 46 - Chapter 60

5) The Five Orange Pips: Chapter 61 - Chapter 75

6) The Man with the Twisted Lip: Chapter 76 - Chapter 90

7) The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle: Chapter 91 - Chapter 105

8) The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Chapter 106 - Chapter 120

9) The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb: Chapter 121 - Chapter 135

10) The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor: Chapter 136 - Chapter 150

11) The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet: Chapter 151 - Chapter 165

12) The Adventure of the Copper Beeches: Chapter 166 - Chapter 180

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  • Nirmal Lotay
  • 28-08-2018

Adv of Sherlock Holmes bbc radio

Excellent well structured audiobook. BBC will always do a brilliant job. This version has multiple stories that excellently played out and put together