Howard and Dan recently found themselves frantically trying to put together a production of a new play - a ghost story called The Dead, Live - and so (a) had to rush-record an 'Extra' with which to kick off February, and (b) then couldn't even find the time to upload it. But one week later (now that the debut performances of the said play have been got out of the way - there's a link to a review of the play below) here it is. By way of a lead-in to the next full episode, in which we discuss Hammer's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Howard and Dan sit down in the cafe at the People's History Museum in Manchester to chat about the several other Sherlock Holmes-related productions with which Cushing and Lee were involved. There's also time to chat about a recently-departed, much-loved actor. Unfortunately, the cafe gets increasingly noisy during the discussion which, coupled with the fact that the recording was done on Dan's new phone, means that the sound quality may leave a little something to be desired. So please consider this 'Extra' an experiment, and let us know your thoughts on whether or not it worked.
Suite from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) by Miklos Rozsa