- DURATION 60 mins
The story of how Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson became two of the best-loved characters in fiction is also the story of their creator Arthur Conan Doyle. From unknown GP to knighted celebrity, Doyle's life was transformed by what was originally the work he did in his spare time - his writing. This talk looks at the exciting times in the 1880's and 1890's when the public first followed the adventures of the Great Detective, and explores how the character developed from a one-off experiment to a household name.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Richard
Richard combines acting, writing and lecturing. He has lectured in many venues including the National Army Museum and the Museum of London, presents virtual lectures online, and has guided for many years for London Walks. He has written for The Journal of Popular Film and Television, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, and the P G Wodehouse journal Wooster Sauce. A specialist in voice work, he has narrated numerous documentaries and 150 audiobooks.
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