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Publisher's Summary

Clive Merrison stars as Holmes, with Michael Williams as Watson, in this collection from the unique, fully dramatised BBC Radio 4 canon. These 12 stories range from Holmes' very first case to the epic struggle between Holmes and Moriarty high above the Reichenbach Falls.

The stories are: 'Silver Blaze'; 'The Yellow Face'; 'The Stockbroker's Clerk'; 'The 'Gloria Scott''; 'The Musgrave Ritual'; 'The Reigate Squires'; 'The Crooked Man'; 'The Resident Patient'; 'The Greek Interpreter'; 'The Naval Treaty'; 'The Second Stain'; and 'The Final Problem'.

Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations bring the world of Holmes and Watson to life and are guaranteed to appeal to any fan of the great detective. Duration: 9 hours approx.

Public Domain (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Clive Merrison is truly the voice of Holmes

What about Clive Merrison and Michael Williams ’s performance did you like?

Merrison is the perfect Sherlock Holmes, in my view. He is the voice of Holmes when I think of the character or when I read anything relating to the sleuth.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You could do that, I guess, but I rather enjoy listening to the audio plays in a piecemeal fashion.

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Best radio dramatization

Except reading the actual stories and Jeremy Brett's portrayal of Holmes, these BBC dramatizations featuring Merrison and Williams are the best adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Brett, I think, is the gold standard.
Jeremy Brett was Sherlock Holmes.
But, Merrison and Williams were outstanding.
These productions are the benchmark of Holmes adaptations on radio.
The passage of time makes them better.

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Excellent Production. Poor Quality Audiobook.

I won't lie. It's amazing content. But - tiny bone of contention: You BBC bozos had three jobs - MAX!
1. DIGITIZE ORIGINAL RECORDING
2. DIVIDE INTO SMALLER SEGMENTS
3. oh and one more... NAME THESE SEGMENTS!!!!!

Thankfully the order in which they are listed in the description matches the order of the tracks:
1. 'Silver Blaze';
2. 'The Yellow Face'; '
3. The Stockbroker's Clerk';
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5. The Musgrave Ritual';
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7. The Crooked Man';
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10. The Greek Interpreter';
11. 'The Naval Treaty';
12. 'The Second Stain';
13. and 'The Final Problem'.

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The best way to experience Sherlock Holmes.

When I hear Sherlock speaking in my head he's voiced by Clive Merrison. A superb effort.

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  • Ephraim Gadsby
  • 09-07-17

Best Holmes there is, bar none.

I've long been a fan of Clive Merrison's Sherlock Holmes. Merrison performed every story in the canon of Sherlock Holmes for the BBC, and are in my opinion unsurpassed. Up until now I've had to wait for repeats to be aired on Radio 4, so finding them on audible was amazing. I urge any serious Sherlock Holmes fan not to overlook these plays for more recent readings or TV programmes. These are classic Sherlock at its best.

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  • Andrea
  • 02-06-17

Sherlock Holmes

Great narrative! Loved listening to this collection of stories, I'm definitely going to buy the others in the collection

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  • Wild Bunny
  • 07-31-17

Brilliant

A fantastic play of your favourite stories about the great detective. Having listened to the original works, I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • Mrs Sarah Hitchman
  • 09-13-19

Quality Crime Drama

Excellent adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes tales. Well acted, scripted and paced

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  • P. Donovan
  • 03-11-18

The supreme Holmes audio interpretation

There are many readings and dramatisations of the Holmes canon but this will remain the ultimate interpretation. Outstanding!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-20

Truly professional production!

Excellent acting & stories. First class production as you’d expect from the BBC at it’s best.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-21

Brilliant from beginning to end

Wonderful adaptations with splendid performances, particularly from Merrison and Williams. Indeed, they're possibly the best Holmes and Watson, rivalling Jeremy Brett and both his Watsons.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-21

Superb

On its own as the best dramatisation of Holmes. This series will go down in History as the reference point. Enjoy!

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  • Stevie F.
  • 05-10-21

Excellent Stuff!

Simply wonderful production and performances from all concerned. The pairing of Merrison and Williams was a stroke of genius as both complement each other wonderfully well as Holmes and Watson respectfully. The production values are first class as one would expect from BBC radio of the day. The stories draw you in to such an extent that you begin to visualise the images in the minds eye as the scenes play out through the spoken word and accompanying sound effects. Cannot fault it.

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  • Andrew
  • 04-01-21

bravo

Excellent cast and stories that keep the listener transfixed with the character's from start to finish.