Baker Street Irregulars discussion

81 views

Comments Showing 1-11 of 11 (11 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Joanna (last edited Nov 03, 2011 09:30AM) (new)

Joanna (foxwrapped) | 353 comments Jeremy Brett would have turned 78 today! He was born on November 3, 1933.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

The Brettish Empire's FAQ on Jeremy.

Calabash Press is selling a 2010 edition of Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies. I had previously seen an earlier edition for this on amazon for a lot of money! Like $300 a lot.


message 2: by Fla Fla (new)

Fla Fla (flafla) | 5 comments I am sorry to be late in saying this, but I mean with all my heart, Happy Birthday, you are greatly missed Jeremy! By far the best Holmes in my opinion.


message 3: by Matt (new)

Matt (always1895) | 41 comments I strongly second Joanna's suggestion that anyone interested in JB pick up Bending the Willow - totally essential.

Here's my JB birthday post.


message 4: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) | 153 comments I bought "Bending the Willow" when it first came out but I wouldn't sell it even if I thought I could get $300 for it!


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah B (skauthen) | 50 comments Hello all, I was wondering what some of your favourite Granada SH episodes are. I've found a few lists online but they don't feature my personal favourites. I remember liking:

The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Copper Beeches
The Devil's Foot
The Master Blackmailer

Scandal in Bohemia would be one of my favourites if I could imagine that actress as Irene Adler but I just can't.


message 6: by Sarah (last edited Mar 20, 2015 08:04AM) (new)

Sarah B (skauthen) | 50 comments And I cannot resist:




message 7: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) | 153 comments Sarah wrote: "Hello all, I was wondering what some of your favourite Granada SH episodes are. I've found a few lists online but they don't feature my personal favourites. I remember liking:

The Dancing Men
The ..."


Late to replying, but "The Blue Carbuncle" is annual Christmas viewing for us. We consider it a Christmas classic.


message 8: by Liawèn (new)

Liawèn | 6 comments I love 'The empty House' and 'the Spangled band'
Just got my boyfriend hooked and we watch it together now^^


message 9: by Sarah (last edited Sep 01, 2017 06:52AM) (new)

Sarah B (skauthen) | 50 comments I fear I'm becoming soft as I grow older, but I think my favourite JB episode is "The Master Blackmailer" when he becomes engaged to a housemaid in order to gain information and is confronted both with a critical moral dilemma and some uncommonly strong emotions. That scene under the trees - tchk tchk - was a very near run thing!

https://youtu.be/kM9Q0YNbOYM

Sarah - LOVE that gif! He was always a too-good-looking Holmes as an older man but he was a bloody Adonis in My Fair Lady.


message 10: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) | 153 comments One thing that's problematic in the Milverton story is the "engagement." In Holmes' day - which his knowledge of British law would tell him - is that an engagement - that is, an offer of marriage and an acceptance of the offer - was a contract. Holmes is gambling on the fact that Aggie's rival will persuade her to break her engagement to "Escott" - if a man broke an engagement, he could wind up in court, sued for breach. In this case, compounded by fraud. Unlikely that it would involve jail time, but there would be money damages, as well as the injury to Holmes' reputation.
One interesting note - Charles Augustus Milverton was based on an actual fellow, Charles Augustus Howell, a rascal, cheat and "fixer" well known in the latter 19th century art community.


message 11: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 136 comments I watched a few episodes this week of the Granada series - the last one, which was The Cardboard Box - very good and Brett looked a little better than he did in some of the previous episodes.
My favorites are probably The Copper Beeches, The Red Headed League, The Blue Carbuncle.


back to top