This story, The Master of Blackstone Grange, recorded in September 2017, marks my 100th audio drama with director Ken Bentley. It was released at the end of March as part of a box set, along with The Adventure of the Fleet Street Transparency, both written by Jonathan Barnes.
"The arrival at Baker Street of a client who, unusually, seeks advice
from both men brings to their attention the existence of an isolated
manor house in the east of England known as Blackstone Grange. The
place, for so long the locus of wild rumours of witchcraft and sorcery,
has acquired a very modern new master – a charismatic socialite named
‘Honest’ Jim Sheedy, a man of boundless ambition whose influence over
British society appears, inexplicably, to be growing.
The detective learns that Colonel Sebastian Moran, released early from
prison, travels to meet with Sheedy on the very day of his freedom. But
curiosity curdles into obsession when Mycroft warns his brother, in the
strictest possible terms, against investigating any further."
Nicholas Briggs (Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (Dr John Watson), Harry Peacock (‘Honest’ Jim Sheedy), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Genevieve Dumont), Tim Bentinck (Mycroft Holmes / Apothecary), John Banks (Colonel Sebastian Moran), Eve Webster (Grace / Ettie), Nigel Hastings (Horace Grigg), David Birrell (Inspector Felix Abell / Lord Arthur Perowne), Tomm Coles (Ferndown / Chilcott), Blake Ritson (Dr Kemp), Anjella Mackintosh (Lydia Rangeley / Sally), Leighton Pugh (Hubert Rangeley / Clark / Mr Blythe / Impressario). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Written by Jonathan Barnes & Directed by Ken Bentley
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The last few weeks have been occupied with some interesting and diverse audio projects - details to follow - and lots of preparation for a very busy phase of recording to come over the next few weeks. Certainly, the time between now and the middle of May is going to be a bit crazy; a drama and a book to record next week alone! I'll let you know how I get on!
...all for now, more just as soon as it happens!