The Baker Street Babes
Episode 75: The Hillywood Show

From Pirates of the Caribbean to Supernatural , these ladies have wowed the internet with their incredible parodies. Join us in talking with Hilly and Hannah Hindi, the bloody awesome minds behind The Hillywood Show, in talking about their latest work The Sherlock Parody!

Direct download: BSBPodcast75-Hillywood_mixdown.mp3
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BSB Live & Local 5: New York Public Library

Welcome all to the latest edition of Baker Street Babes Live and Local: New York Public Library Edition!

This June, Babe Lyndsay was honored to be a guest panelist for a fascinating discussion of the Holmes mythos at the Mid-Manhattan Library.  Helmed by the erudite and charming hostess of the monthly ASH Wednesday meetings, noted Adventuress and Irregular Susan Rice, the panelists engaged in a rousing discussion of all things Holmes, followed by a sprightly (occasionally very sprightly) audience Q&A.

Otto Penzler is a longtime Baker Street Irregular and world-famous editor of mystery fiction.  His brick and mortar store, The Mysterious Bookshop (located in downtown Manhattan) is a Sherlockian’s Mecca, and he yearly contributes to the BSB’s Daintiest Thing Under a Bonnet Charity Ball.  He is also the editor of Lyndsay’s upcoming short story collection, The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

SJ Rozan, a former architect, is the author of fifteen crime novels and around four dozen short stories.  She is an Irregular, and has won the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus, Macavity, Nero, and Japanese Maltese Falcon Awards, to name but a few.  A tireless volunteer for Mystery Writers of American and Sisters in Crime, SJ is also the former president of the Private Eye Writers of America.

Lyndsay Faye is a Baker Street Babe and shameless nerd you can learn more about on if you’re not already all too familiar.

Hosted by the NYPL and programmed by Mystery Writers of America NY Chapter, please join us for a rollicking conversation regarding All Things Holmes!

Direct download: LL5_LiveAndLocalNYPL.mp3
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Episode 74: Behind the Canonical Screen

Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Baker Street Babes Episode #74!

Babes Ashley and Lyndsay both were honored to have presented at the Baker Street Irregulars-sponsored UCLA symposium “Sherlock Holmes: Behind the Canonical Screen” in 2012.  To boot, they were the editors of the book edition, which is now available through BSI Press.  Join them along with colleague and honorary Babe Timothy Greer as they discuss the original conference, the creation of the book, and many of the wonderful iterations of Sherlock Holmes as he has appeared on both the big and small screens.

From the press release: “This volume provides a written record of virtually all of the Conference presentations. The work of the 23 contributors, including Sherlockians, academics, and entertainment industry creative talent are all represented here. Lavishly illustrated, this oversized volume will be an essential resource for the student of Sherlockian film and its place in the history of cinema.” Featuring the Babes, Mr. Greer, Nicholas Meyer, Rob Doherty, John Landis, the creators of Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective, and much more!

Buy the book here!

To see Lyndsay and Ashley’s original presentations including our Q&A, we invite you to follow these links:

A Study in Terror vs. Murder by Decree (Ashley’s presentation)

The Women: Sex and Success in the Canon, Warner Brothers, and BBC’s Sherlock (Lyndsay’s presentation)

Joint Q&A Session

Direct download: Ep74_BehindTheCanonicalScreen.mp3
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Episode 73: Paul Cornell

BSB Amy and friend of the podcast Kate chat with author and screenwriter Paul Cornell about his new book Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? and writing for the show Elementary. Read our complete review of the book and join us for thoughts on writing diverse characters, whether or not it really is "always 1895", and why Holmes is the original superhero.

Direct download: Ep73_PaulCornell.mp3
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Special #15: 221B Con Live With David Nellist

Once again we return to 221B Con for a live podcast, this year with BBC Sherlock's David Nellist!

Join BSBs Amy, Ashley, Taylor, and Sarah as we learn more about David's way of acting, his headcanons about Stamford (is he SECRETLY MORIARTY?!), what type of dog Stamford has, as well as his favorite roles he's played and wants to play.

David Nellist will be best known to Sherlock Holmes fans as portraying Stamford in BBC's Sherlock.  He trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and has since taken on a number of acting roles both on and off screen. Stage credits include War Horse, Billy Elliot, Nicholas Nickleby, Taming of the Shrew, and Cherry Orchard. Other television credits are 55 Degrees North, The Bill, and Breeze Block, and he's been in the films My Boy Lollipop, Bad Dads, and Leda. You can find him on twitter @nellidge.

Direct download: Special15_221BCon_DavidNellist.mp3
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Episode 72: A Study in Pink

It's the episode that started it all and launched a fandom and took over Tumblr. BBC Sherlock's A Study in Pink is more that the beginning of the modern journey of Sherlock and John, it was what brought many people into the Sherlock Holmes world.

Join BSBs Maria, Amy, Sora, Tiffany, and Tamar for an in-depth discussion on BBC Sherlock's very first aired episode. It's a bit longer than our typical episodes, even our reaction ones, but there's just so much to say about A Study in Pink and the sheer effect it had on not only a lot of us, but on the Sherlock Holmes community as a whole.

We talk about the first episode's relation to the series as a whole, so if you haven't watched it all, there will be spoilers, sorry!

Direct download: Episode_72-A_Study_In_Pink.mp3
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Episode 71: Bert Coules

Live from BSI Weekend! BSBs Curly, Lyndsay, and Maria got to sit down and chat with Bert Coules, head writer and creator of the BBC Sherlock Holmes radio series starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams. This radio adaptation of the canon was the first to present all 60 stories (plus more!), and for many is the truest “Victorian” adaptation.

We learn how the series came to be, how it kept expanding, and some fun tales from the recording studio. 


Bert Coules’ Website:

About Bert, his other work, and future projects.

BBC Production Website:

Background, behind the scenes, and where to buy the original radio production starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams.

221BBC Book

221 BBC - Writing for the World's Only Complete Dramatised Canon and Beyond (with Some Observations upon Previous Radio Appearances of Mr. Sherlock Holmes & Dr. John Watson) by Bert Coules

Direct download: Episode_71-Bert_Coules.mp3
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Episode 70: The Abominable Bride


If you have not seen the Sherlock special The Abominable Bride, do not read or listen because there is no saving you from all the spoilers. This is your final warning! We mean it!

The Abominable Bride is here and she's taking no prisoners. We're transported back to Victorian London, Holmes' actual home, on a whirlwind journey through the life and misadventures of one great detective and his stalwart friend, Dr. Watson. From their first meeting to crimes both dangerous and grim ("the dog one!"), we're shuttled through a flurry of the short stories and novels until we come to The Bride.

We expected, perhaps, an homage to the Victorian canon and instead got something unexpected and wonderful: a psychological look at Sherlock himself. We see how he perceives himself, others around him, and the mysteries he and John solve as a swirl of mysterious fog laden adventures under the gaslight streets of late 19th century London.

While we have lots of praise, there's critique as well, and plenty of discussion about what The Abominable Bride means in the grander scheme of Series 3. It's wonderful.

Direct download: Episode_70-The_Abominable_Bride.mp3
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BSB Live & Local 4: No Place Like Holmes

BSBs Ardy and Maria sit down with Ross K Foad, creator and star of the web series No Place Like Holmes. No Place Like Holmes was founded by Ross K Foad in 2009 and hosts a multitude of video goodness for Sherlock Holmes fans in the form of its episodic Web Drama Comedy Series NPLH. Featuring the excellent time traveling adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, No Place Like Holmes is currently airing Series 5.

NPLH It also features video reviews of Sherlock Holmes books, documentaries, interviews, and essays of a Holmesian nature.

Direct download: BSB_LAL_4_NoPlaceLikeHolmes.mp3
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Episode 69: Ken Ludwig & Baskerville

BSBs Lyndsay and Ashley chat on the phone with legendary playwright Ken Ludwig about the hilariously ridiculous and exhilarating Baskerville, currently playing in Philadelphia at the Suzanne Roberts Theater.

Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

From how the show came to be to magnetic flowers shooting down from the ceiling to why having a younger Holmes & Watson is the cool thing to do, Ken brings us into his delightful world.

Direct download: Episode_69-Ken_Ludwig.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm UTC