BRETTCON

Brettcon!

Here is everything you need to know about Brettcon.
*Updated 02.23.2024*

Saturday, May 25th, 2024
The Mayhew Theatre at the Guildford County School
Guildford, Surrey, England

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The 40th anniversary of the Granada Sherlock Holmes series is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with your friends at the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast!  We are planning something special and in the latest episode we briefly discuss our plans and ideas for celebration (which we have affectionately named BRETTCON) including a gathering of cast and crew members,  podcast listeners, a special screening of The Blue Carbuncle with director David Carson, actress Ros Simmons and more to be announced! 

In what is unquestionably considered the greatest love story in all of the Granada series, at least by Gus and Luke’s standards, The Abbey Grange introduced us to a dark and brooding hero in the form of Captain Croker, portrayed very handily by Oliver Tobias. “This fellow rings true every time.” Mr. Tobias displayed deep longing, intense passion, and a sense of true justice rarely seen on the television screen. It will be a joy to hear him share his stories with all of us. 

Actor Jack Klaff, known for his appearances in Star Wars, For Your Eyes Only and King David will be familiar to Sherlock fans for his portrayal of the mysterious Honorable Philip Green in The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax.

As Miss Annie Harrison in The Naval Treaty, Alison Skilbeck portrayed perhaps the most patient character in all of the Granada series, acting as both fiancé and nurse to Percy “Tadpole” Phelps for nine agonizing weeks at his sick bed whilst also aiding Holmes in solving the mystery of the missing paper. Ms Skilbeck is known for the many one-woman stage shows she’s penned and performed as well as her appearances on The Crown, Miss Marple and various other TV and movies. We’re thrilled to say she will be joining us at Brettcon as one of our original “Adventures” series alums! 

Attendees of Brettcon will be joined by the bachelor, solicitor, freemason and asthmatic known as the Unhappy John Hector McFarlane. Viewers of the series were introduced to a fresh faced young actor by the name of Matthew Solon as the intended victim of one of the more heinous crimes of the series in The Norwood Builder. With memorable acting credits in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Jeeves and Wooster, and Miss Marple, as well as being another “Adventures” series alum, we’re very happy to welcome Matthew to Brettcon!

Costume designers Esther Dean and Kayt Turner will be part of a Granada production panel, discussing their work on the wardrobe throughout the series. Both women will be bringing a selection of their favorite pieces of the original, screen-worn wardrobe to exhibit and discuss, including Jeremy’s favorite “Penguin” costume and top hat, John Thaw’s wooden leg, a selection of sketches and more!

We will add all updates to this page as we release them.

Have a listen and let us know your thoughts on celebrating the 40th!  We hope to see you there!

Venue Info:

We’ve taken over the Mayhew Theatre inside the Guildford County School, which is a specialist music college in the heart of Guildford in Surrey.

Address
Mayhew Theatre
Guildford County School
Farnham Road
Guildford
GU2 4LU

Also, a meal will be included with all ticket types. We will be contacting ticket holders about dietary requirements in due course. Details to be announced soon

How to get here:

By Car: The school is situated just outside the Guildford city centre, and is best accessed via the A3(M). Using sat navs, the above address should take you straight to the site. There is a limited amount of parking on site, about 37 spaces, but there is on road parking in the roads surrounding the school, as well as local car parks in the centre of Guildford which is a small walk away.

By Train: Guildford train station is approximately a 10 minute walk away, and can be reached via twice hourly trains from Waterloo station if coming from London.By Train: Guildford train station is approximately a 10 minute walk away, and can be reached via twice hourly trains from Waterloo station if coming from London.

By Bus: The Farnham Road Hospital stop is situated metres from the main reception as is serviced by number 8, 18, 46 and 65 bus.By Bus: The Farnham Road Hospital stop is situated metres from the main reception as is serviced by number 8, 18, 46 and 65 bus.

By Bike: Whether you’ve got Palmer tyres with longitudinal stripes or Dunlop’s with a patch on the outer cover, just follow to the cattle tracks across the moors.By Bike: Whether you’ve got Palmer tyres with longitudinal stripes or Dunlop’s with a patch on the outer cover, just follow to the cattle tracks across the moors.

By Handsome Cab: Unfortunately, these stopped running early last century and will be unable to be accessed. Please look for an alternative mode of transport.By Handsome Cab: Unfortunately, these stopped running early last century and will be unable to be accessed. Please look for an alternative mode of transport.

Official Brettcon and podcast merch:

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