Second Holmes.

Second Holmes

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1983. Stars Peter Egan and Jeremy Nicholas.

Second Holmes - Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Adventures

Second Holmes - Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Adventures

It is the 1980s and Stamford Holmes is still living in the shadow of his famous grandfather. Languidly living on Sherlock's fortune, he reluctantly agrees to do some work as a consulting detective - if only to provide 'Doctor' Watson with material for the Sunday papers.

Watson, on the other hand, brings all the bumbling enthusiasm he can muster to their new cases, forever aping and quoting both their grandfathers - and wielding a magnifying glass.

As they dash towards the eerie howls of a new hound of the Baskervilles, their sleuthing is interrupted by a busload of tourists and shots ring out as they approach Baskerville Hall - fired by exercising army commandos.

Such problems never plagued the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson...

Peter Egan stars as Stamford Holmes and Jeremy Nicholas as Watson in this loving parody of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters.

First released: Thursday 15th October 2020