Monthly Archives: June 2008

TV Update

Hello, so anyone enjoy Tin Man or the Sherlock Holmes weekend? Sadly, not Claire who looks to have been Sky-jacked or something…

For those of you that didn’t manage to watch it, or would like to know what I have been raving on about, here’s what I thought about them.

First up, Tin Man. Innovative idea, just not sure I liked it that much. I suppose I really need to watch it properly from the beginning to decide.

Then there was the Sherlock Holmes Weekend…love Holmes, sadly they didn’t show a lot of the really good stuff, but part of it was two of the more recent adaptations, which are pretty good, the first the Hound of the Baskervilles with Holmes by Richard Roxburgh (liked him) and the second the Case of the Silk Stocking (not a great story) with Rupert Everett, (didn’t like him that much) they were on Saturday, then Sunday, so I had time to watch them both.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is ones of my favourite Holmes stories, though I still miss Jeremy every time I watch something other than the series. Do yourself a favour and watch this if you haven’t already!

Oh, and if you’re a Holmes addict, have you tried the Murder Rooms? This was a mini-series made in 2000-2001 about Arthur Conan Doyle and the beginnings of the character of Holmes. They made a few of these, but then stopped sadly. If they’re not out of print there were also some very good books too.

If you want to look them up, they are in order:

  • The Murder Rooms: the Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
  • TMR: The Patient’s Eyes
  • TMR: The Photographer’s Chair
  • TMR: The Kingdom of Bones
  • TMR: The White Knight Strategem

It was actually David Pirie who wrote for the series and the books. Personally, of this series, I like the first two best. Let me know how you get on :smile:

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