“one of the most prolific and intelligent writers in the field”
In the current edition of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London newsletter appears the review of Matthew Elliot’s collection of radio play on Sherlock Holmes.
“Sherlock Holmes first appeared on radio eighty-one years ago, and audio dramas far outnumber television plays or films. The Further Adventures on BBC Radio 4 appears to have finished, but a series of the same name continues in America. Jim French’s production The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes began syndication in 1998.
M J Elliott contributed his first script in 2003 and is now one of the most prolific and intelligent writers in the field. If you’ve ever listened to a radio play and asked yourself, ‘How did they do that?’ – or even, ‘Why did they do that?’ – you’ll love Sherlock Holmes on the Air (MX Publishing; £14.99/ $22.95/ €16.99), a satisfyingly chunky volume containing eight of Matthew Elliott’s best scripts for The Further Adventures plus ‘A Study in Scarlet’ and ‘The Empty House’ from The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the parallel series of dramatisations from the Canon, which has been Mr Elliott’s sole domain since he began it in 2005.”