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Jan 25, 2024

“You’ll be interested to hear that I am engaged.” [CHAS]  

The name of this show was inspired in part by William Hyder, BSI ("A Most Valuable Institution"), who includes a half sheet of a trifling matter in the dinner packet of the Baker Street Irregulars each year. And as has become our tradition, each...

Jan 18, 2024

“There was no other boarder” [VALL]  

The third episode of every month in Season 8 finds us revisiting familiar ground: episodes under the "Mr. Sherlock Holmes the Theorist" category, as we revisit old Sherlockian scholarship.
This episode brings us to an overlooked chapter of a familiar book. It's James...

Jan 10, 2024

“We traveled by the Underground” [REDH]  

We're kicking off a new monthly series for Season 8: travel. Highly appropriate, as we travel to New York for the Baker Street Irregulars Weekend.
In this case, our travel is local within London. That is, the Underground. For as much as we associate Sherlock...

Jan 4, 2024

“I have myself found it a very soothing atmosphere” [GREE]  

It's easy to think of Sherlock Holmes as an automaton — Watson himself called Holmes that exact word, remarking “There is something positively inhuman in you at times.”
And yet, if we consider the detective's demeanor with clients and the...