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1.03. Holmes and the Ripper

Holmes and the Ripper

Released April 2010

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Synopsis

The grisly serial killings of prostitutes and vulnerable women in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of 'Jack the Ripper' are the talk of London, and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is heard.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H Watson are drawn into one of the darkest plots ever to shake the foundations of England. There are freemasons, conspiracies and plots at the highest level of the establishment.

But for Holmes, there is a uniquely personal element to this new and terrifying case…

This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score.


'The real revelation is Nicholas Briggs's performance as Holmes. Confident and assured, yet understated, and shot through with just the right amount of emotion, bravado and eccentricity, Briggs has delivered one of the definitive portrayals of the character... along with Rathbone, Brett and Lewellyn.'
Mass Movement Magazine

'Holmes and the Ripper is deliriously exciting entertainment I'm delighted to know that Big Finish plans to record more Sherlock Holmes plays.'
Roger Johnson, editor of The Sherlock Holmes Journal

'Briggs, who had played Holmes on stage with style and authority, takes the lead in the rest of the Big Finish productions, with Richard Earl as his stalwart Watson.' The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany by Roger Johnson and Jean Upton.

Written By: Brian Clemens
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (Dr John H. Watson), India Fisher (Katherine Mead), Lex Shrapnel (Netley),  Samuel Clemens (The Stranger), Matt Addis (Sir William Gull), Ian Brooker (Assistant Commissioner Anderson), Beth Chalmers (Mrs Hudson), David Peart (Lord Salisbury), John Banks (Saunders).

 

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