The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes

Production details

  • Format
  • 4 × 60 min audio plays
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Soundhouse
  • Dates recorded
  • 8, 9, 10, 11 Mar 2016
  • Date released
  • August 2016
  • Written by
  • Jonathan Barnes
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design
  • Steve Foxon
  • Music
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Producer
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Script editor
  • Ken Bentley
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb


  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Dr John Watson
  • Richard Earl
  • Mrs Edgar Curbishley
  • Tracey Childs
  • Agamemnon
  • Alan Cox
  • Mrs Jemima Blake
  • Frances Marshall
  • Mrs Eleanor Watson
  • Elizabeth Rider
  • Miss Vivienne Scott
  • Natalie Burt
  • Colonel Giles Stoddart
  • Jamie Hinde
  • Lord Felix Happerton
  • Rackham
  • Jeremy Clyde
  • William Tallow
  • Sir James Burton
  • Jamie Newall
  • Alistair Baxter
  • Midshipman Boyle
  • Joe Jameson
  • Alfie Carnehan
  • Captain Richard Avary
  • Christopher Naylor


The third in an epic trilogy of adventures featuring the great detective.

On a cold, wet, unforgiving day in the November of 1921, London is under attack. Drawn from retirement to combat the menace, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are forced, without warning, to confront old enemies and new threats – and an evil which has been waiting for decades to exact its revenge.

Richard Earl, Frances Marshall, Nicholas Briggs. Photograph: Ken Bentley

Part One: The Prophet in the Rain

It begins with the sound of rain upon the windowpane, with a woman who claims to speak to the dead, with an enemy stepping out into the storm and with the unfolding of a savage and merciless scheme to bring London to its knees. Only our elderly detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, seems to sense upon the wind the scent of approaching disaster.

Part Two: The Body in the Garret

The attack upon the city is escalating. The death toll is rising. And the agents of the Society are everywhere, even in the unlikeliest of places. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson – outflanked by events and outfoxed by their opponents – are forced to confront the limitations of their abilities in this strange new era as, all around them, the fire continues to spread.

Part Three: The Beast in the Darkness

With Dr Watson held captive by the enemy, a badly wounded Holmes races against the clock to confront the mastermind behind the brutal tragedies of the day. But will the Council of Priam help or hinder him in his attempt to stem the rising tide of madness?

Part Four: The Shadow in the Water

At last all of the players are brought together for a final confrontation. The warrior. The psychic. The detective. The doctor. And something else – something which has, for decades, been waiting in the darkness and biding its time, waiting for Sherlock Holmes’ last stand.


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