Bert Coules

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • A gripping collection of fifteen BBC Radio full-cast dramas written by Bert Coules, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories.

    In the fifty-six short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, how many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with references to cases which were never written about in full? These original adventures flesh out those unrecorded cases to wonderful effect.

    Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth hiimself, with Andrew Sachs in the role of Doctor Watson. The star casts include Tom Baker, Jane Asher, Tim West, Toyah Willcox, Lindsay Duncan and Mark Gatiss.

    The stories in this collection are:

    The Madness of Colonel Warburton
    The Star of the Adelphi
    The Saviour of Cripplegate Square
    The Singular Inheritance of Miss Gloria Watson
    The Abergavenny Murder
    The Shameful Betrayal of Miss Emily Smith
    The Tragedy of Hanbury Street
    The Determined Client
    The Striking Success of Miss Franny Blossom
    Thirteen Watches
    Peculiar Persecution of Mr John Vincent Harden
    The Ferrers Documents
    The Remarkable Performance of Mr Frederick Merridew
    The Eyes of Horus
    The Marlbourne Point Mystery

    'A joy from beginning to end ... ingenious extensions of the Conan Doyle originals' - Daily Telegraph

Bert Coules was the head writer on the BBC's unique project to dramatise all sixty of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories with the same two actors, Clive Merrison and Michael Williams, in the leading roles. He also wrote four series of entirely new Holmes mysteries. Among his other radio credits are several dramatisations of Ian Rankin's 'Rebus' novels; The Thirty-Nine Steps (based on the John Buchan novel) and two further adventures featuring Richard Hannay, The Three Hostages and Mr Standfast.