Category Archives: Doyle

The Many Watsons – Richard Woods

Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was done as a stage production by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1981 and stares: Frank Langella as Holmes, Richard Woods as Watson, George Morfogen as Moriarty and Laurie Kennedy … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Peter Sallis

A recent post in the Blog Better Holmes and Gardens (which I highly recommend) reminded me of a wonderful evening I had when I was 16 years old. It was 1965 and one of the benefits of being a native … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Claude King

The role of Watson has not been limited to the small or the large screen. It has also been portrayed on the stage. One of the earliest of these was by Claude King, a man that will become much important … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Melville Cooper

The Adventure of the Speckled Band was a 30 minute TV show in the early days of television. It showed on 4 April 1949 as a part of the Lucky Strike sponsored “Your Show Time”, a series of half hour … Continue reading

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Weapons of the Irish Rebels and the British

Watson’s Pocket Pistol  The Colt Model .32 Pocket Pistol was invented by John Browning who would go on to design the ubiquitous  Colt M1911 .45 ACP pistol still in use today, a hundred years later, by the US Military. The … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Martin Freeman

I kept from writing this one up until the week before the Great Sherlock Holmes Debate even though I know that my words may be used against me on the 10th of November. Someone was bound to move Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels – Kieran McMullen

Ever wonder what happened to Holmes and Watson after His Last Bow? I have too. Just like I always wondered what happened to Watson in the Second Afghan War. In Watson’s Afghan Adventure I attempted to answer the questions we … Continue reading

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Murder in the Library – Felecia Caparelli

Murder in the Library by Felicia Caparelli is an outstanding mystery novel. Okay, that’s the short review. The longer one goes something like this; after reading the first two pages I thought, Oh No, Chick Book! I was wrong. I … Continue reading

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The Many Watsons – Arthur M. Cullin

Arthur M. Cullin played the role of Dr. Watson twice in his career in film. The first time was in the 1916 G.B. Samuelson Productions film The Valley of Fear. Unfortunately this is a lost film. Cullin played opposite H.A. … Continue reading

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The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes – Gerard Kelly

The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes is a pleasant collection of tales of our two favorite characters. Someone said it is a “Baker’s Street Dozen” (the book cover) and they are correct. It is a series of 13 short stories … Continue reading

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