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Episode 23: The Abbey Grange

The game is afoot! In this episode, Holmes and Watson sojourn to the Abbey Grange to investigate a grisly murder, we are introduced to enigmatic director Peter Hammond, and we receive a very special letter from someone responsible for many of our favorite moments in the series. Also, Gus and Luke discuss wax blood, an abundance of reflections, the beauty of red, and their shared love of this classically romantic episode of the show. Plus, listener telegrams!

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6 thoughts on “Episode 23: The Abbey Grange

  1. What?! Another perfect episode of The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast!?
    HUZZAH, Gus & Luke — thank you both!! : D

  2. Great – love this format and concept. Am listening to these 1×1 as a review of the series, so great in-depth way to remember the shows.

    BTW – grizzly (as in grizzled hair) is not the same as grisly (as in gruesome)! So a “grizzly murder” is either the killing of a famous North American bear, or being killed by the same.

  3. It always makes my day to see a new episode of this podcast, Gus and Luke!

    I guess I fit the stereotype of people who adore this episode, since I’m really into Jane Austen, the Brontes, and romantic literature. I think the acting in the supporting roles, however, is some of the strongest and most subtle of the entire second series. Don’t get me wrong, I love the occasional melodramatic turn, but the lack of sentimentality in Mary and her captain’s portrayal of their affection is incredibly moving. And Teresa! What a beautifully understated performance. For these reasons, I find the story genuinely romantic rather than treacly, which sometimes romance can seem in mystery shows (because it’s not fully fleshed out).

    I think the letter read on air was spot-on, in terms of the appeal for women of the canon. Even when women are in trouble, they reveal themselves to be far more capable than society believes them to be, based on their gender. And Holmes never patronizes an intelligent woman. Doyle didn’t support women’s suffrage, alas, but his father was mentally ill, and his mother suffered terribly because of it. That compassion is seen in this show. It’s clear that the villain was the victim.

  4. Dear Luke and Gus, it is obvious that you two are incredibly smart, talented and thoughtful people but now I am awestruck at your being asked to work with the great Werner Herzog. Maybe you can spend a few minutes next podcast talking about your experiences with him?
    Ted’s delivery of the line “Why do you not write them yourself?” also seemed a little flat to me when I first saw this episode. In the book Watson says he replied “with some bitterness.” But then Jeremy’s reply “I will, my dear Watson, in my declining years!” is more amusingly snarky than described in the book, which makes the exchange less acrimonious and more like playful bickering. They are an old married couple 🙂

  5. Hi guys we just caught up with you. My wife and I have been binging all your wonderful episodes alternating with each TV show. Your work adds so much to the show. Truly a Holmes Appreciation 101 course, and even more. We just wanted to say thank you for what you are doing. I am a freelance sci-fi writer and I know your podcast is influencing my work in a positive way. Thanks again and congrats on the Hertzog gig. His Fitzcarraldo film is in my top five. Cheers!

    p.s. if you ever need anything made for your films I’m a professional blacksmith and may work at cost for screen credit. I made the hinges for Twelve years a slave 🙂

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