We are very pleased to announce that a third series of Sherlock Holmes Big Finish audios has been confirmed. Nick Briggs will once again play Holmes, aided by his trusty Watson, Richard Earl.
'While participating in the online Great Sherlock Holmes Debate, I was summarizing the challenges for the future of Sherlock Holmes, so I thought it only fair to mention that we were planning to do a new series,' explains Nick. 'It's early days and we haven't set recording or release dates yet, but the plan is to do four brand new Holmes adventures and some enhanced, multi-voice dramatic readings of a whole batch of brilliant Conan Doyle originals. Please stay tuned for further exciting announcements.
'But I just wanted to thank all those listeners who've written in asking for more Holmes from Big Finish. The enthusiasm of the response to this series has been quite overwhelming and we've had nothing but great reviews! So how could we resist doing more?'
Nick will once again be producing along with David Richardson. 'We hope to be working with a great line-up of directors, but I can assure everyone that the near-legendary Ken Bentley will return!'
Next month sees the release of our Sherlock Holmes Titanic special The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner by acclaimed author Jonathan Barnes.
Big Finish has released two series of Sherlock Holmes so far, all of which are still available on CD or to download. Series one features The Last Act, The Death and Life (both starring Roger Llewellyn and written by David Stuart Davies) and Holmes and the Ripper (by Brian Clemens and starring Nick Briggs). Series two (starring Nick Briggs and Richard Earl throughout) features The Final Problem and The Empty House, The Reification of Hans Gerber (by George Mann), The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Tangled Skein (by David Stuart Davies).
As part of our 15 Days of Big Finish, celebrating 15 years of Doctor Who audio adventures, Nick Briggs, Sue Cowley and Ian Atkins are chatting to writer Rob Shearman.