The Man Behind Sherlock Holmes
The Master Scriptwriter Of The Entire Holmes Canon Divulges His Craft
What with Benedict Cumberbatch’s radical television interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and the recent big-screen Guy Ritchie / Robert Downey / Jude Law action movies, the Baker Street seven per-center is enjoying a major revival of interest.
How appropriate, then, that the master scriptwriter of the entire Holmes canon should join us for tonight’s Litopia After Dark. Bert Coules is nearly as legendary as his protagonist in Holmesian circles. He’s a man who’s had more experience of Sherlock Holmes than almost anyone else, apart from Conan Doyle. Not only was he head writer on the BBC’s project to dramatise the entire Holmes canon, but he then went on to write The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – original plots based on passing references from Conan Doyle’s oeuvre.
Bert has also adapted several Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael novels, starring Philip Madoc as Cadfael, and has dramatised works by Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Isaac Asimov and other best-selling genre authors.
Whether you’re a Holmes fan, an aspiring scriptwriter, or simply interested in great drama, you’ll love this show – pass it on to your friends!
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Gypsy violin solo by Howard Geisel