2 x 60 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
The Sign of the Four
A young woman comes to Holmes and Watson looking for her father. A tale of treasure and murder lurks not far behind
Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four Episode 1 of 2
When criminals become unimaginative and crimes unchallenging, the Baker Street sleuth seeks stimulation elsewhere - as a young woman arrives looking for her father...
The Great Agra Treasure
Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four Episode 2 of 2
"I wouldn't tell her too much. Women are never to be entirely trusted - not the best of them."
The great detective's latest case is proving difficult to crack- and for Watson, there are tricky matters of the heart to negotiate...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story was first published in 1890.
Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes, Michael Williams as Dr John Watson, Brian Blessed as Jonathan Small, Moir Leslie as Mary Morstan, Sion Probert as Inspector Jones, Amerjit Deu as Abdullah Khan, Anna Cropper as Mrs Hudson, Michael Kilgarriff as Major Sholto, John Moffatt as Sherman, and John Bull as Mahomet Singh, Alan Dean as Wiggins, Elizabeth Mansfield as Mrs Forrester and Vincent Brimble as Jacobson
Dramatised in two episodes by Bert Coules.
Violin: Alexander Balanescu
Director: Ian Cotterell
Producer: David Johnston
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.