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"not enough to hold her back"  [YELL]  

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Sherlock Holmes news item these days. Wait — perhaps that's not the best metaphor. How about "you can't turn around without seeing a Sherlock Holmes story." Much better.

We decided to pick a handful of news (and non-news) stories related to Sherlock Holmes and go to town. From Stephen Fry's recent audio recordings of the stories to using the Canon as a modern-day text for would-be Joseph Bells in training, to British shows available via a new streaming service in the US, to Sherlock Holmes as a model for writers — these stories and more make up our paean to the great detective.

We freely admit in this episode that we were unable to get Stephen Fry to join us for an interview on IHOSE. Perhaps something can be done?

Plus, Lyndsay Faye inspired our Gas-Lamp with her piece "Why We Can't Get Enough of Sherlock Holmes."

And we're beginning to feature full transcripts of each episode. You'll find the transcript for Episode 116 below.


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1:33 Welcome back!
3:28 The smellier side of Baker Street
7:04 Listener mail and how we choose our images
12:03 Wessex Press
13:38 Stephen Fry has recorded Sherlock Holmes stories on audio
18:54 An excerpt from Stephen Fry reading The Sign of Four
22:40 Actors reading the Canon
26:40 Getting Stephen Fry on IHOSE?
27:45 The case to make Sherlock Holmes required reading
29:45 Atul Gawande on Watson
31:58 BritBox: new streaming service
40:05 Baker Street Journal
41:56 Holmes and writing: choose, focus, become an idiot
46:06 Real life myths and mysteries: the Hound Tor
52:12 Peter Weller's Hunting the Hound
56:10 Gas-Lamp
1:03:07 Don't forget...


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