John Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are both gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of long buried secrets, betrayal and death. There is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider’s web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a long game and Holmes and Watson must face their greatest ever challenge. But as Watson unravels the story, is the game really over?
Bert Coules (do you really need reminding?) created the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the complete Holmes canon, starring Clive Merrison & Michael Williams.
He went on to write four series of The Further Adventures of SherlockHolmes for Clive Merrison & Andrew Sachs. Watson – The Final Problem was written in collaboration with Tim Marriott, who plays Dr Watson.
The play was enthusiastically reviewed by Heather Owen in the Summer issue of The Sherlock Holmes Journal!