The Speckled Bandwidth

We don’t usually do a ton of behind the scenes stuff, but this month I was so taken with the ‘please wait’ messaging that our hosting service implemented that I had to share it – all Star Wars related!   Here’s a 1910 review caricature of Conan Doyle’s Speckled Band play from The Boston American, […]

The Speckled Blog

Most of the support material will be next month when we get to adaptations of The Speckled Band. We’ll have the usual list of ridiculous media links and even a PDF to download. But you still deserve a bit of eclectic silliness. Holmes’ minimalist packing instructions to Watcon caught my attention; “An Eley’s No. 2 […]

Ep. 10 – The Speckled Band Part 1

  The Speckled Band comes first on all sorts of Sherlockian ‘Best Of’ lists. It was Conan Doyle’s favourite Holmes story, even though, by his own admission he couldn’t always remember its name. Julia Stoner has died from something so terrifying she cannot name it, screaming only ‘It was the band, the speckled band!’ Now […]

Ep. 9 – The Blue Carbuncle

The Blue Carbuncle asks how a precious gemstone finds its way into the probably chimerical gullet cavity of a Christmas goose. And in the summary, Geordie completely forgets to explain this. The only Holmes story set at Christmas time, it is much adapted and a great favourite for underlining seasonal sentiments. That’s why we’re presenting […]

Carbuncular Adaptations (and broken glass)

First here’s a link to the Pop Sherlock event at the Toronto Central Reference library that we refer to. It’s on from August 19 – October 22, 2017 A quick view of Covent Garden market, where the goose in question was, at one point, sold. This looks a bit earlier than the 1890s, but it […]

Ep. 8 – The Man with the Twisted Lip

The Man with the Twisted Lip is Geordie’s favourite Holmes story – so here is over 2 hours of why. Was Neville St. Clair murdered in an opium den by the vile beggar Hugh Boone? How do the various TV and film versions stack up? And why does Mrs. Watson refer to her husband as […]