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KILLING SHERLOCK: Popular historian’s new documentary filmed in Bushey

 Published on: 16th January 2024   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

Several scenes from a new documentary about the author of Sherlock Holmes were filmed in Bushey.

Popular historian Lucy Worsley OBE’s latest documentary, Killing Sherlock: Lucy Worsley on the Case of Conan Doyle, was filmed at Reveley Lodge in Bushey, a Grade II listed Victorian house and public gardens.

The house was first scouted and used as a filming location in Lucy’s 2022 documentary Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen. The crew had clearly been pleased with the location as they returned to film the newest series.

For Killing Sherlock, the house’s storeroom was transformed into a boxing ring for a dramatisation of a boxing match while a séance was filmed in the house’s drawing room.
Arthur Conan Doyle, the author who created Sherlock Holmes, was a keen spiritualist and attended many séances throughout his life.

Granville Taylor, chairman of Reveley Lodge, explains that Reveley is well-suited to filming.

He said: “We have sufficient space for catering, make-up, changing and parking and we have many of the artefacts on site for Victorian/Edwardian settings.

“We love having film crews on site. It’s hard work as the hours are very long, but it’s an interesting experience and the income helps with the very expensive maintenance of the house and garden.”

The gardens are open to the public free of charge and while the house is not open to the public, tours can be pre-booked.

Killing Sherlock is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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