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The sleuth probes the violent death of a sadistic husband. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle thriller with Norman Shelley. From August 1962.

The great detective painfully recollects shrugging his shoulders upon the case of the violent death of a sadistic husband.

How could he have overlooked the significance of some wine glasses?

Starring Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes. The actor played the Baker Street sleuth in 80 radio dramas between 1952 and 1969.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale was first published in The Return of Sherlock Holmes in 1904. Adapted by Michael Hardwick.

With Norman Shelley as Dr John H Watson, Hugh Dickson as Hopkins, Josephine Price as Lady Brackenstall, Coral Fairweather as Theresa, Peter Claughton as Croker and Douglas Storm as the Manager.

Producer: Robin Midgley

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1962.

30 minutes


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