For the first time in over fifty years, the estate of Dame Jean Conan Doyle has authorized new Sherlock Holmes stories to be written and aired on American radio! Jim French has been given the privilege of writing new radio dramas using the classic characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. To bring them to life, French studied the masters original stories and delved into Victorian history.
Sherlock, played by John Gilbert and later by John Patrick Lowrie, is depicted faithfully as to age and disposition. And Dr. John H. Watson, played by Lawrence Albert isnt the Hollywood version of a bumbling old fogey here; hes a brave and devoted friend whose help Holmes couldnt do without. And while Frenchs scripts are pastiches, they contain the flavor of the Doyle canon, brought to life with loving care in acting and production values. The BBC saw fit to broadcast part of one of Frenchs episodes, exclaiming their surprise to find that the actors were all Americans! And the stories were all new! The BBC host called the show,