Sherlock Holmes: The Prophet in the Rain
Released August 2016
(This episode opens the August 2016 release The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes and was first offered here as an exclusive to subscribers of the Big Finish newsletter, accessed with a code presented in each update sent in August)
After the Judgement… Sacrifice must be made
On a cold, wet, unforgiving day in the November of 1921, London is under attack.
Drawn from retirement to combat the menace, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are forced, without warning, to confront old enemies and new threats - and an evil which has been waiting for decades to exact its revenge…
The Prophet in the Rain
It begins with the sound of rain upon the windowpane, with a woman who claims to speak to the dead, with an enemy stepping out into the storm and with the unfolding of a savage and merciless scheme to bring London to its knees. Only our elderly detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, seems to sense upon the wind the scent of approaching disaster...
Written By: Jonathan Barnes
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (Dr John Watson), Tracey Childs (Mrs Edgar Curbishley), Jeremy Clyde (Lord Felix Happerton/Rackham), Jamie Hinde (Colonel Giles Stoddart), Joe Jameson (Alistair Baxter/Midshipman Boyle), Alan Cox (Agamemnon), Frances Marshall (Mrs Jemima Blake), Jamie Newall (William Tallow/Sir James Burton), Elizabeth Rider (Mrs Eleanor Watson), Christopher Naylor (Alfie Carnehan/Captain Richard Avary), Natalie Burt (Miss Vivienne Scott). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer Nicholas Briggs,
Line Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs