"The original and immortal stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…"
Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them…as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty.
The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples -- taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.
Come hear tales of mystery and murder, espionage and intrigue, revenge and resolution in the gas-lit London of Queen Victoria, hansom cabs, and one brilliant Baker Street detective.
Includes a Program Guide by radio historian and Baker Street Irregular William Nadel.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Dr. Watson Meets Sherlock Holmes (a.k.a. The Blackmailer) 0l-02-55; A Scandal in Bohemia 01-09-55; The Red-Headed League 01-16-55; A Case of Identity (a.k.a. The Tragedy of the Gasfitter's Ball) 01-23-55; The Second Stain 01-30-55; The Bruce-Partington Plans [Papers] (a.k.a. The Traitor) 02-06-55; The Dying Detective (a.k.a. Rare Disease) 02-13-55; The Norwood Builder 02-20-55; The Solitary Cyclist [Bicyclist] 02-27-55; The Six Napoleons 03-06-55; The Blue Carbuncle 03-13-55; The Speckled Band 03-20-55; Silver Blaze (a.k.a. The Clue of the Ivory Thread) 03-27-55; The Golden Pince-Nez (a.k.a. The Yoxley [Yatsley] Case) 04-10-55; The Final Problem 04-17-55; The Empty House 04-24-55