Welcome to my fansite, a homàge to Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson in both film and radio.

Speaking for myself, Rathbone & Bruce are the quintessential Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Many others have played the roles admirably, and Bruce is often criticised for his bumbling Dr. Watson. However it's their off-screen friendship and the chemistry of Rathbone & Bruce that seeps through the celluloid and adds real flesh to the characters. Their partnership still remains of the most recognisable double acts in cinema history.

There are fourteen films in all; the first two are set in the late 19th century, whereas the other twelve are updated to the 1940s with three of those set during World War II. During a three year break between the films, Rathbone & Bruce continued in their roles as Holmes and Watson in the hugely popular Old-time Radio series “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”. The Old-time Radio pages include many, many episodes available for free download or to listen to, as well as other information and trivia about this very popular and highly enjoyable series.

As with the films, this site is best viewed with the lights turned down. Please mouse over cast Names for more images, and click to listen to audio clips:

This is an unabashed tribute so there's not much critique, I'll leave that to others. I hope you enjoy looking at this website as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection, nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Nigel Bruce as Dr Watson Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson