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The Real Sherlock

Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
Regular price: £12.99
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Summary

Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character of all time, and he has been reimagined by actors, playwrights and directors over centuries - but who is the creator behind the detective?

Arthur Conan Doyle’s own life was often stranger than fiction, and his most famous characters’ stories and personalities bear more than a passing resemblance to his own life and his closest friends. Biographer and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley gains unprecedented access to a treasure trove of Doyle’s never-before-seen personal letters and diaries. This is a chance for Sherlock fans to see their detective hero and his creator as they’ve never seen them before.

Through interviews with Doyle aficionados, academics, actors and family members, we explore Doyle’s travels and sailing adventures across the globe, his pioneering work as a doctor, his life in the Freemasons and his fights against miscarriages of justice. As well as his many triumphs, we will also explore the challenges he faced, from the death of his first wife and son to the initial rejection he faced as an author.

We will also look beyond Sherlock to Doyle’s other great works including his fantasy and science fiction novels and hear how one of his most famous - The Lost World - part-inspired Michael Crichton’s book of the same name, which became the successful Jurassic Park film franchise.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add The Real Sherlock to your library, you'll get all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes. 

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A great format, for the life of Doyle, Holmes and Dr Bell

I am enjoying this series immensely. Including members of The Doyle family, their remembrances, discoveries and family material, brings them all alive as people. If you are Interested in Doyle, Holmes or Bell, this is well worth a listen.

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dreadful editing

honestly whoever edited this series should find a different job.. half of each episode is made up of clips of what we are about to hear ,what will be in the next episode, introduction and credits and unfortunately whats in between is very weak with little substance.

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  • Babs
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  • 15-03-19

For the love of Doyle

A true celebration for any Sherlock Holmes and therefore Arthur Conan Doyle fan. It treats his live with the same charm as in his stories of the great detective:The facts, the gorgeous artefacts, the spectacular adventures and meetings and the glimpses of stubborn, funny and lovely man he was.
Thank you to all involved.

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