Jeremy Paul – RIP

We are sorry to learn of the death of Jeremy Paul on the 3rd May. David Stuart Davies reports: “He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer but it was hoped that he had a few more months left. It was not to be. Sad news about a charming man.”

Jeremy will be best known to most of us as one of the principal writers for Granada TV’s “Sherlock Holmes” series and as author of the play “The Secret of Sherlock Holmes”

Jeremy will be best known to most of us as one of the principal writers for Granada TV’s “Sherlock Holmes” series and as author of the play “The Secret of Sherlock Holmes”, written at the request of Jeremy Brett. Michael Cox, originator and producer of the television series, said: “He wrote more scripts than any other contributor, so I got to know him quite well and he was a very good friend.” His script for “The Musgrave Ritual” deservedly won him an Edgar Allen Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Bert Coules notes that “his TV credits go back to pioneering shows like ‘No Hiding Place’ and much-loved favourites like ‘Danger UXB’, ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’, ‘Out of the Unknown’, ‘Lovejoy’, ‘The Duchess of Duke Street’, ‘Midsomer Murders and the two Dominick Hyde science fiction plays.”

Jeremy was a keen cricketer, and we had hoped that he might one day be able to attend our annual Victorian Cricket Match. Perhaps a toast to his memory would be appropriate at the next match, on the 19th June.

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