Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.
From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.
The Fifth Of November: Holmes and Watson are off on a Guy Fawkes Day Adventure when a Mr. James Stuart comes in on November 5 and retains Holmes to protect him from his cousin, Guy Falkenberry, who Stuart says is planning to blow him up.
Originally aired November 5th,1945.