Conan Doyle's beloved sleuth is back! Big Finish's Sherlock Holmes range covers tellings of some of the classic Holmes stories such as The Hound of the Baskervilles, as well as a whole run of brand new tales from writers including Jonathan Barnes. 1. The Master of Blackstone Grange.
The arrival at Baker Street of a client who, unusually, seeks advice from both men brings to their attention the existence of an isolated manor house in the east of England known as Blackstone Grange. The place, for so long the locus of wild rumours of witchcraft and sorcery, has acquired a very modern new master - a charismatic socialite named `Honest' Jim Sheedy, a man of boundless ambition whose influence over British society appears, inexplicably, to be growing. The detective learns that Colonel Sebastian Moran, released early from prison, travels to meet with Sheedy on the very day of his freedom.
But curiosity curdles into obsession when Mycroft warns his brother, in the strictest possible terms, against investigating any further. 2.The Adventure of the Fleet Street Transparency. London at night.
Westminster, at the end of the age of empire. And here, two days before Christmas, an extraordinary mystery is about to unfold. Footprints in the snow, an unfathomable assault in a Turkish bath...
Watson is baffled, but Holmes has a growing suspicion that a seemingly fantastical encounter will become a reality. Holmes has been played at Big Finish by Nicholas Briggs for some years, but he's also known for his voice - actor roles on TV's Doctor Who, including a variety of monsters including the Daleks. Blake Ritson's role of Dr Kemp is a follow-on from Big Finish's regarded version of HG Wells' The Invisible Man which starred the late, great John Hurt.
CAST: Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl(Dr John Watson), Harry Peacock (`Honest' Jim Sheedy), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Genevieve Dumont), Tim Bentinck (Mycroft Holmes / Apothecary), John Banks (Colonel Sebastian), Eve Webster (Grace / Ettie), Nigel Hastings (Horace Grigg), David Birrell (Inspector Felix Abell / Lord Arthur Perowne), Tomm Coles (Ferndown / Chilcott), Blake Ritson (Dr Kemp), Anjella Mackintosh (Lydia Rangeley / Sally), Leighton Pugh (Hubert Rangeley / Clark / Mr Blythe / Impressario).