June Whitfield

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: A BBC Radio Comedy Series
  • The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: A BBC Radio Comedy Series

    • Tony Hare

    • June Whitfield (Read by)

    • Geoffrey Whitehead (Read by)

    • Chris Emmett (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Roy Hudd (Read by)

    All six episodes of the radio series spoofing the adventures of the famous sleuth

    Deep in the bowels of the British Museum, a locked leather portmanteau is unearthed. Contained within it is a rare treasure: the hitherto unpublished journals of Dr John H Watson... Prepare to be amazed and amused as he recounts his escapades with Sherlock Holmes, England's greatest detective, master of disguise and toffee-nosed ponce.

    In The Case of the Clockwork Fiend, the duo delves into a series of bizarre deaths linked to new-fangled inventions. Their inquiries lead to Fark Hall, and the eminent explorer Orinoco Quills... The Mystery of the Obese Escapologist sees them probing the murky world of Victorian music hall when Yorkshire wag Willie Eckerslike mysteriously disappears, and in The Case of the Deranged Botanist, they head to Kew Gardens to unravel a monstrous mystery involving cross-bred plants and humans.

    Sherlock Holmes and the Glorious Doppelganger features a dastardly plot against Queen Victoria - can Holmes discover who is behind it? In Holmes Strikes a Happy Medium, the Baker Street detective has a brush with the occult when he investigates murderous goings-on at a séance, and in The Demon Cobbler of Greek Street, the game's afoot when Holmes and Watson go on the trail of a sinister shoemaker...

    A feast of risqué gags, groan-inducing puns and ribald revelry, this delightfully daft extravaganza stars Roy Hudd, Chris Emmett and June Whitfield (the dream team from The News Huddlines) as Holmes, Watson and Mrs Hudson. Jeffrey Holland plays Lestrade, with Geoffrey Whitehead as Moriarty

    Production credits
    Written by Tony Hare
    Produced by Chris Neill
    Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith

    First broadcast BBC Radio 2, 16 January-20 February 1999

    Cast
    Sherlock Holmes - Roy Hudd
    Dr Watson - Chris Emmett
    Mrs Hudson - June Whitfield
    Inspector Lestrade - Jeffrey Holland
    Moriarty - Geoffrey Whitehead
    Other parts played by June Whitfield, Jeffrey Holland and Geoffrey Whitehead

June Whitfield is one of Britain's most respected actresses. She has appeared in a raft of radio and TV shows including Take It From Here, Terry and June and Absolutely Fabulous, and she has played Miss Marple in over a dozen BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Agatha Christie's novels.

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