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The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. The adventures of the detective and his steadfast companion, Dr. Watson, have been popular with generations of readers and viewers. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson and the many interpretations they've inspired on both page and screen.

Audio Excerpt: "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" By Laurie King

The Many Portrayals Of Sherlock Holmes

BBC "Sherlock Holmes" Series With Benedict Cumberbatch

"Sherlock Holmes" 2009 Feature Film With Robert Downey Jr.

"Elementary" On CBS

"Sherlock Holmes" 1939 Film Series With Basil Rathbone

"No Place Like Holmes" Web Drama-Comedy Series

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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

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