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Sherlock Holmes

First appeared in 1887, Sherlock Holmes was the creation of the Scottish-born novelist and physician Arthur Conan Doyle. In the U. S., the radio version of Sherlock Holmes was aired in 1930 on NBC and later on various networks until 1956. The radio show was created and excellently written by Edith Meiser, a long time and dedicated fan of Sherlock Holmes. Many outstanding actors portrayed Holmes, most notably Basil Rathbone, John Stanley, Tom Conway and Sir John Gielgud. For many, the duo of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were the quintessential Holmes and Watson.

Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the best known mystery detective ever existed. He's beloved for his intellect and known for his astute observation and deductive genius in getting to the bottom of thorny cases.

Holmes' friendship with Watson is undoubtedly a significant part of the story. The role of Dr. Watson serves two purposes in Holmes's life. First, Watson provides Holmes with practical assistance when Holmes conducts his investigation. Dr. Watson is essentially the detective's right-hand man. Secondly, Watson is Holmes' chronicler. Mostly structured in frame narratives, Sherlock Holmes stories are written from Watson's point of view chronicling Holmes' most intriguing and challenging cases.

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