The foot is a-game! No, wait, that’s not right, is it?
The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes, Big Finish’s latest adventure for Nick Briggs’ Great Detective is out now; Briggs is joined once again by Richard Earl as Dr. Watson across four episodes written by Jonathan Barnes:
After the Judgement… Sacrifice must be made
On a cold, wet, unforgiving day in the November of 1921, London is under attack.
Drawn from retirement to combat the menace, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are forced, without warning, to confront old enemies and new threats – and an evil which has been waiting for decades to exact its revenge…
1. The Prophet in the Rain
It begins with the sound of rain upon the windowpane, with a woman who claims to speak to the dead, with an enemy stepping out into the storm and with the unfolding of a savage and merciless scheme to bring London to its knees. Only our elderly detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, seems to sense upon the wind the scent of approaching disaster…
2. The Body in the Garret
The attack upon the city is escalating. The death toll is rising. And the agents of the Society are everywhere, even in the unlikeliest of places. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson – outflanked by events and outfoxed by their opponents – are forced to confront the limitations of their abilities in this strange new era as, all around them, the fire continues to spread.
3. The Beast in the Darkness
With Dr Watson held captive by the enemy, a badly wounded Holmes races against the clock to confront the mastermind behind the brutal tragedies of the day. But will the Council of Priam help or hinder him in his attempt to stem the rising tide of madness?
4. The Shadow in the Water
At last all of the players are brought together for a final confrontation. The warrior. The psychic. The detective. The doctor. And something else – something which has, for decades, been waiting in the darkness and biding its time, waiting for Sherlock Holmes’ last stand…
Directed by Ken Bentley, the cast further includes Tracey Childs as Mrs Edgar Curbishley, Jeremy Clyde as Lord Felix Happerton/Rackham, Jamie Hinde as Colonel Giles Stoddart, Joe Jameson as Alistair Baxter/Midshipman Boyle, Alan Cox as Agamemnon, Frances Marshall as Mrs Jemima Blake, Jamie Newall as William Tallow/Sir James Burton, Elizabeth Rider as Mrs Eleanor Watson, Christopher Naylor as Alfie Carnehan/Captain Richard Avary, and Natalie Burt as Miss Vivienne Scott.
This is the first story featuring this version of Sherlock since May 2015’s The Worlds of Big Finish (alongside a number of their other big franchises like Graceless, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, and Professor Bernice Summerfield), and before that, December 2014’s The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes.
The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes is out now from Big Finish, priced £25 on CD or £20 as a download; it goes on general sale on 30th September.