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It is the 1980s, and Stamford Holmes is still living in the shadow of his famous grandfather. Languidly living on Sherlock's fortune, he reluctantly agrees to do some work as a consulting detective - if only to provide 'Doctor' Watson with material for the Sunday papers. 

Watson, on the other hand, brings all the bumbling enthusiasm he can muster to their new cases, forever aping and quoting both their grandfathers - and wielding a magnifying glass.

As they dash towards the eerie howls of a new hound of the Baskervilles, their sleuthing is interrupted by a busload of tourists and shots ring out as they approach Baskerville Hall - fired by exercising army commandos. 

Such problems never plagued the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson....

Peter Egan stars as Stamford Holmes and Jeremy Nicholas as Watson in this loving parody of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters.

The six adventures in this collection are:

'The Case of the Grandfather's Client'

'The Case of the Maltese Pearls'

'The Case of the Reading Undertaker'

'The Case of the Shadowed Minister'

'The Case of the Neglected Farm'

'The Case of the Missing Link'

Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1983.

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Glad I found this

As my title says, I'm glad I found this, a funny spin on Sherlock Holmes, kind of reminded me of the film Without a Clue (although Stamford Holmes is still the genius in this), as a fun parody of the great detective. The performance was great, the stories were fun, it's all just a bit too short,

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Enjoyable collection

I enjoyed this collection of mystery stories- they were funny, and the narration was excellent. I did wish that each story was a little longer, hence the four stars.