Riel Theatre Presents: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

Tonight Riel The­atre presents Sher­lock Holmes vs. Drac­u­la by Loren D. Estle­man. Adapt­ed for radio and direct­ed by Glyn Dear­man.

The year is 1890. A ship is dis­cov­ered adrift off the Eng­lish coast, its crew miss­ing, its mur­dered cap­tain lashed to the wheel, and its only pas­sanger is a sin­is­ter black dog. This impen­e­tra­ble mys­tery is clear­ly a case for the inim­itable Sher­lock Holmes, but for the first time in his illus­tri­ous career the great detec­tive is baf­fled. Clear­ly the crew have been mur­dered and dumped over­board, but what can account for the cap­tain’s expres­sion of impon­der­able ter­ror and his acute loss of blood, or the ship’s strange car­go — fifty box­es of earth? The game is afoot, and Sher­lock Holmes, aid­ed as ever by the faith­ful Dr. Wat­son, finds him­self on the trail of no mor­tal ene­my, but the arch-vam­pire him­self — Count Drac­u­la…

Sher­lock Holmes.….……John Mof­fatt
Doc­tor John Watson.….…Timothy West
Count Dracula.….….…..David March
Pro­fes­sor Van Helsing.….Aubrey Woods
Thomas Parker.….…..Michael Mal­oney
Mr. Caffyn.….….….…Noël Howlett
Mary Watson.….…Theresa Streat­feild
Vampire.….….….….Frances Jeater
Inspec­tor Lestrade…Nicholas Court­ney
Mrs. Barton.….….….Katherine Parr
Red Bridger.….….….…John Hol­lis

First broad­cast by BBC Radio 4 on Decem­ber 19th, 1981.

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