Sherlock at Christmas
An episode of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES broadcast live 67 years ago on Monday December 24 1945.
It’s kinda silly, but I love the immediacy of these old radio shows – the “liveness” with all the fluffs and mistakes preserved forever, and the ad hoc theatrical feeling (when some carol singers are needed in the background at one point, you can hear one of them is Nigel Bruce). And we get the Baz doin’ a bit of the ole Cockney.
It also features one of the best lines Sherlock ever had to utter – “when I shout ‘Merry Christmas’ I want you all to whip out your truncheons” –