The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes (radio 1980)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes is a radio program produced by BBC, written and presented by Michael Hardwick, aired on 22 june 1980 on BBC Radio 4 for the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, starring Frank Finlay as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Denys Hawthorne as Sherlock Holmes. 43 minutes.


The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes



BBC presentation

Written and presented by Michael Hardwick with Sherlock Holmes dies at Reichenbach Falls - the news sent the British nation into mourning. City gents went about wearing black arm bands. A campaign was launched to bring the famous detective back. How could this fictitious character move a staid, unemotional race to such passion? And what sort of man created him? This programme, to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's death, attempts to answer these questions.