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Amusing send up of Conan Doyle’s detective fiction which lovingly deconstructs the flaws in Holmes stories (last minute revelations withheld from the reader, coincidence, absurd plots). Dr Watson (Thomas Parker) attempts to rescue Holmes (Jasmine Atkins-Smart) from his drug induced ennui by concocting an elaborate case for the detective to solve. Problems arise though when Holmes inadvertently kills the client with a 3-iron golf club and so begins an anarchic farce involving a deer stalker hat wearing Australian and an opium-addicted Queen. It’s slightly chaotic but held together by Parker’s charming comic performance as a Nigel Bruce type bumbling Dr Watson.

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