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|April 17, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
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The series is called "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes." It was first seen in this country over 30 years ago and now it is returning in a four-disc set that will go on sale Sept. 1.
As the title implies, it deals with detectives who tried to imitate Holmes and sometimes did a good job of it.
Its current package includes 13 of their stories and Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokosky says they have arrived at the right time, especially now that TV and movie screens seem to be offering anything that will fill space until the new season arrives.
Sokolsky singles out the adaptation of R. Austin Freeman's "Message from the Deep Sea" for special praise. It's lead character is true Holmes clone, he says. But he is so well played by John Neville that he brings the role across.
Sokolsky also points to such other highlights as the versions of William Hope Hodgson's "The Horse of the Invisible" and Arthur Morrison's "The Case of the Dixon Torpedo."
Episode Date: August 21, 2009