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Episode Two

The Misadventure of the Substitute Secretary

Written by Vince Stadon

Christmas, 1894: As Dr Watson is feeling lovelorn and melancholy, Mr Sherlock Holmes is conducting bloody forensic experiments.  How does this connect to a surprise visitor, a brutal murder, and the reappearance of an infamous spectral hound?


 Major References  

“The Hound of the Baskervilles”


This Misadventure takes place on December 24/25 1894.  In “the Canon”, this places it between “The Norwood Builder” and “Wisteria Lodge”-- if agreement can be reached as to where WIST is placed, which, frankly, is unlikely.

 Of  Singular Interest?

*How many wives did Watson have?

*Why were so many of Holmes’s young and attractive female clients named “Violet”?

*Why was Holmes absent for most of “The Hound of the Baskervilles”?

*How do you pronounce “Lestrade”?

If you have observed any capital mistakes about this episode, or, indeed, in the series, email the writer at and he’ll immediately head for the Reichenbach Falls to meet his doom.


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Jeff Niles

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Dr John Watson

Elie Hirschman

Miss Violet Spedding

Dani Cutler

Mrs Hudson

Lisanne Heyward

Theme Music

Alain Morin

Incidental Music

Alain Morin

Additional Music

First Com

Sound Design

Dream Realm Enterprises

Executive Producer

Jonithan Patrick Russell