Audible UK have dropped a surprise podcast today, a full-cast adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hounds of the Baskervilles, adapted for audio by myself and George Mann.
Starring Colin Salmon as the Great Detective and Stephen Fry as the redoubtable John Watson, our new version of the classic tale is produced and directed by David Beck for Wireless Theatre and was recorded in June this year at Soundhouse Studios in London.
In adapting the story, we tried our hardest to remain true to the original novel, while adding a little sprinkle of folk horror along the way, including the introduction of a new character, Old Mother Greep played with relish by Meera Syal.
Split over six episodes, The Hound of the Baskervilles is available to download now, exclusively for Audible subscribers and I’m so excited for you to hear it.
Here’s the official blurb and full cast list:
Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry star in this brand new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, reinterpreted as a dark folk horror by best-selling authors George Mann and Cavan Scott.
An ancient curse has awoken on Dartmoor, the members of the Baskerville family hunted by a spectral hound of Hell. With Sherlock Holmes busy in London, Doctor John Watson is sent to protect the new lord of the manor as fear and superstition run wild in the ancient countryside. Can Watson overcome his own terror to discover the truth behind the legend before the hound strikes again?
Stephen Fry as Doctor John Watson
Colin Salmon as Sherlock Holmes
Meera Syal as Mother Greep
Zahra Ahmadi as Laura
David Annen as Perkins
Joseph Balderrama as Williams
Timothy Bentinck as Sir Charles
Laurence Bouvard as Beryl
Claire-Louise Cordwell as Lady Mary
Stephen Critchlow as Desmond
Philip Desmeules as Henry
Laura Doddington as Mrs Cartwright
Matt Gavan as Sir Hugo
Fred Fergus as Mortimer
Felix Hayes as Penwarden
David Holt as the Hotel Manager
Roger May as Selden
Gerard McDermott as Goodridge
James Parkes as Freddie
Richard Reed as Graves
Julian Sims as Barrymore
Sharon Small as Mrs Barrymore
Abra Thompson as Alice
Lizzie Waterworth Santo as Eddie
Timothy Watson as Frankland
Rene Zagger as Stapleton
Vocal edit and Sound design by Joe Richardson
Original music by Francesco Quadaruopolo
Script editor – Matthew Campbell
Image of Saddletor: Herbyhyme, adapted for use under an Attribution-ShareAlike licence