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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Radio/TV Program

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: Volume One (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

Clive Merrison and Michael Williams star as Holmes and Watson in the fifth collection of stories from the unique fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon.

'The Illustrious Client': An Austrian adventurer who corrupts young women proves one of Holmes' most evil adversaries in what Conan Doyle judged as one of his best stories.

'The Blanched Soldier': Holmes works without Watson to help an ex-serviceman from the Boer War uncover a friend who has mysteriously disappeared.

'The Mazarin Stone': One of the world's largest diamonds is stolen. To recover it, Holmes sits in 221B Baker Street and waits to be murdered.

'The Three Gables': Holmes faces a formidable female criminal and a gang of intimidators when he agrees to help the widow of an old client who has received an unusual offer to sell her house... and all its contents.

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    Mr Rupert Seymour Stromness, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Mr Rupert Seymour Stromness, United Kingdom 13/04/2013

    A story addicted curmudgeon swimming in a sea of wonderfully crafted words.

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    "Absolutely Classic Holmes"

    I was brought up listening to Carlton Hobbs as THE wireless Sherlock Holmes and thought him wonderful. So much so I became addicted to Holmes stories. But then came Clive Merrison and Michael Williams to add to my joys. The exacting timbra and authority of Merrison's voice partnered with the whimsical solemnity of Williams - now sadly not with us - make these stories and their telling timeless and compelling. There are few 'plays' and their rendering I can listen again and again ... these dramatisations are worth being a part of again and again.

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    Julian Williams Stourport -on-Severn UK 26/04/2016
    Julian Williams Stourport -on-Severn UK 26/04/2016 Member Since 2015

    Loving full BBC radio dramatisations on Audible. A real value find.

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    "Truly wonderful"
    Would you listen to The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes again? Why?

    Yes, there is such depth in the writing, performances and production. Each time I listen I find something new.


    What other book might you compare The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes to, and why?

    This review is for ALL of the Sherlock Holmes BBC Radio audio downloads which I'm sure Sherlock fans will have in their library in their entirety.


    Have you listened to any of Full Cast’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have all of the Sherlock Holmes BBC Radio dramatisations - and all are of equal five star quality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The stories are all well known. What the BBC has brought to them is a three dimensional depth of audio that really does become immersive.


    Any additional comments?

    I was naive enough to first review The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Volume 3 based on playing the audio through my smartphone speaker, at night, whilst in bed. I said then there was a voice clash between Holmes and Watson. Now, listening through headphones, the full and exciting subtlety of the BBC's amazing production becomes all too clear. Marvelously acted and wonderfully differentiated voices. I only wish I could change my initial review but alas it doesn't seem possible.

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    Kieran 06/12/2015
    Kieran 06/12/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Another excellent instalment from the BBC's complete Holmes dramatisation"

    This series remains a personal favourite of mine. Whenever I'm after an enjoyable listen this is always an excellent contender. The cast are excellent, with Holmes & Watson being for me personally one of the more definitive depictions of these great characters.

    The stories are well paced with the feel of the books being maintained whilst still allowing the advantages of a radio play to be employed. I heartily recommend this series to any Holmes fans, or fans of good radio adaptation.

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    Mr GLASGOW, United Kingdom 07/05/2015
    Mr GLASGOW, United Kingdom 07/05/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    Always an excellent listen. As these BBC productions are dramatisations of the shift stories, they make for quick entertaining breaks. Great when your commute is only moderately long.

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    Highlight 02/01/2015
    Highlight 02/01/2015 Member Since 2016

    I Just ❤️ My Audiobooks 🌹Listen to them 24/7

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    "Holmes & Away With Excellence"

    I agree with Rupert. As a Sherlock addict, I Collect all the Holmes drama's enjoying all. Even though I have several copies of the same stories, because of the times of era & different actors, each one is unique & adds to the Sherlock pleasure. It is my hobby to find all the individual recordings. I listen each day & last thing at night. What a way to go! Enjoy :) Happy New Year 2015 & to more Holmes.

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