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Afternoon Play: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem

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This repeat broadcast of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story is a tribute to the late Michael Williams. The culmination of Holmes's life's work is at hand and he prepares to meet his fate and his greatest authority. Dramatised by Bert Coules. with Alan Barker. Terence Edmond , Norman Jones, Richard Pearce, Jane Whittenshaw and Ann Windsor. Violin Leonard Friedman Director Enyd Williams (revised repeat)
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Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams (left) as Dr Watson encounter Moriarty in a case that is far from elementary.

Sherlock Holmes - the Final Problem
2.15pm R4 To commemorate the actor Michael Williams, who died in January, Radio 4 broadcasts his favourite story, in which, as always, he plays a splendid Dr Watson. It is an atypical Conan Doyle tale, for Holmes is the potential victim and the great detective's murder the likely outcome. The encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls, which plunge into a tremendous and terrifying abyss, is genuinely awesome. Watson describes his friend after the event as "the best and wisest man whom I have ever known" and this drama is fitting tribute to one our best and finest actors.

Contributors

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Moriarty: Michael Pennington
Col Moran: Frederick Treves
Insp Patterson: Sean Arnold
[Actor]: Alan Barker
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Norman Jones
[Actor]: Richard Pearce
[Actor]: Jane Whittenshaw
[Actor]: Ann Windsor

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Afternoon Play: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem

BBC Radio 4 FM, 19 April 2001 14.15






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