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Un encuentro con Víctor Ros, el detective de la España del Siglo XIX


Víctor Ros es el detective más famoso de la convulsa pero hermosa España del Siglo XIX. Este maravilloso personaje literario ha sido creado por la mano del escritor murciano Jerónimo Tristante, profesor de  Biología y Geología de educación secundaria, muy activo en las redes sociales y siempre dispuesto a un acercamiento a sus fieles lectores. En el año 2001 publicó su primera novela, Crónica de Jufré. Sus obras han sido traducidas al italiano, al francés y al polaco.


El escritor Jerónimo Tristante

En palabras del autor, Víctor Ros es mi particular homenaje a mi personaje de ficción favorito que es Sherlock Holmes. Entiendo su admiración, ¿quién no se ha dejado cautivar alguna vez por esa pasión enfermiza por resolver crímenes, demostrando habilidades fuera de lo común que posee el Sr. Holmes? Sin embargo, el detective Ros poco tiene que ver con su colega británico. Jerónimo Tristante ha creado durante cuatro novelas (“El misterio de la Casa Aranda”, “El caso de la viuda negra”, “El enigma de la calle Calabria”, “La última noche de Víctor Ros”) a un personaje apasionado, con grandes y honestos principios morales acerca del bien y el mal, un hombre del pueblo llano, hijo de un arriero que vivió huérfano por las calles de Barcelona hasta que un policía le acoge en su casa y le encauza por el buen camino.Víctor Ros es un hombre que cree en el avance de la ciencia y resuelve sus casos con ayuda de las técnicas forenses más rompedoras, acompañado de su fiel equipo de la Brigada Metropolitana.

  “Víctor Ros es un personaje radicalmente positivo, que hace siempre lo correcto y que tiene por objetivo cambiar la sociedad”- Jerónimo Tristante

El actor Carles Francino como Victor Ros - TVE

El actor Carles Francino como Victor Ros – TVE

En este mes de Enero, TVE emite una miniserie de 6 episodios basada  en las novelas homónimas de Jerónimo Tristante, El estupendo actor Carles Francino da vida con brillantez al detective Víctor Ros. Sin duda, merece la pena seguir los pasos de este personaje ya sea a través de la literatura o, como ahora, en la pequeña pantalla.

Un placer habernos encontrado, Sr. Ros.

VICTOR ROS – TVE + MOVISTAR TV / Press Trailer producida por New Atlantis (Grupo Secuoya) para TVE y MOVISTAR TV.

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Publicado por en febrero 1, 2015 en Actors, Books, Television


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Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce on the radio

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce on the radio

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. Most episodes were written by the team of Dennis Green and Anthony Boucher.

Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. Together, they starred in 220 episodes which aired weekly on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:00pm. Bromo Quinine sponsored some of the earlier programs on the NBC Blue Network and for a period Parker Pen was the sponsor. The show first aired on the Blue Network but later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was originally broadcast from Hollywood. During World War II, the show was also broadcast overseas through the Armed Forces Radio Service. It is unknown exactly how many of the original 220 shows have survived, 53 are currently known to be in circulation.



“Radio is unquestionably a superior medium to television because it makes us use our imaginations. . . . In the days of radio, The Theatre Guild of the Air . . . was ever striving for quality, intelligence, and good taste. I have played many times for them and every time I was invited it was a worthwhile experience.”
(Basil Rathbone, In and Out of Character, page 176)



Basil Rathbone’s last episode as the famous Detective was “The Singular Affair of the Baconian Cipher.” He was eager to separate himself from the show to avoid being typecast as Sherlock Holmes, and even though the show’s sponsor Petri Wine offered him generous pay to continue, he decided to move on. Once he did, the sponsor did as well, and Tom Conway took the starring role, though Nigel Bruce got top billing and was always announced first. The new sponsor was Kreml Hair Tonic for Men, and the new series lasted only 39 episodes. Tom Conway was replaced midseason by John Stanley. The show was later sponsored by Clipper Craft menswear and broadcast from New York City.



“On one occasion Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce appeared as guests on a comedy radio show and swapped their regular parts, with Rathbone as a bumbling Watson and Bruce as a sharp decisive Holmes. It is reported that Rathbone’s imitation of Nigel Bruce stopped the show. But then Rathbone was such a talented actor that he could deal with that sort of situation with ease.”
(Michael Pointer, The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes, p. 89)


With Rathbone and Bruce, the show exhibited an interesting introduction. The sponsor’s spokesman, usually Harry Bartell, or, during the show’s initial season and again in the final season, Joseph Bell, would show up weekly at Dr. Watson’s house (then retired and living in California), and share a story about Holmes and his adventures over a glass of Petri wine. This offered them the chance to sometimes bring in other characters to contribute to the story, and also gave Watson a chance to summarize or add additional titbits at the end. Another interesting thing about this radio show’s introductions was Dr. Watson’s anecdotes and comments about his dogs usually referred to as the “Puppies.”

Sherlock Holmes 1945-10-29 Murder By Moonlight

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Publicado por en abril 6, 2014 en Actors, Radio


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Sidney Paget: The illustrator of Sherlock Holmes

Sidney Paget: The illustrator of Sherlock Holmes

Sidney Paget is the most famous of all illustrators of the Canon. He illustrated The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes for the Strand Magazine. The art editor of the Strand wanted Paget’s younger brother Walter to do the artwork, but the commission was sent in error to Sidney, who used Walter as a model for Sherlock Holmes.

Here are some of them:


 A Scandal In Bohemia

A Scandal In Bohemia

The aventure of the final problem

The aventure of the final problem

The Adventure of the Empty House

The Adventure of the Empty House

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles



















You can find the rest of illustrations in this link:

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Publicado por en enero 22, 2014 en Ilustration


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Please talk Mr. Holmes…

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

“I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.” Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem

Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing




“A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.” Sherlock Holmes

The Five Orange Pips

Benedict Cumberbatch




“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?’ Sherlock Holmes

The Sign of Four

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.” Sherlock Holmes

A Study in Scarlet

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Publicado por en julio 29, 2013 en Actors, Books, Citas


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Peter Cushing: The gentleman of Hammer Films and much more.

Peter Cushing: The gentleman of Hammer Films and much more.

Peter Cushing, 26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor,  known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the distinguished-looking but sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, his most famous roles outside of “Hammer Horror” include his many appearances as Sherlock Holmes, as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and as the mysterious Doctor in Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. in 1965 and 1966, two cinema films based on the television series Doctor Who.

This little biography dosen’t reflects the greatness of this man as an actor and wonderful person. I said I could not resist the temptation of naming him back into my blog and here it is because Mr. Peter Cushing was an unique and irrepetible actor of extraordinary talent, able to perform with absolute mastery to the dark sinister Doctor Frankenstein, an ingenious and enigmatic Professor Van Helsing, or the most famous detective Sherlock Holmes.



In real life proved to be a big romantic, if we can so define of this way his unconditional love for his lovely wife Helen. In one occasion, he said of his beloved wife: “I always said I was born in 1913, began to live in 1941 when I met Helen, and died in 1971 when she passed away.”

Peter Cushing-Complete-Memoirs

Peter Cushing-Complete-Memoirs

 In 1989 he was named Officer of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the profession in the UK and worldwide. He was a great lover of painting and before dying he wrote a two-volume autobiography to raise funds for cancer research, a disease that took him away a sad August 11, 1994 in Canterbury, at age 81.

About Peter Cushing

I don`t want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again“. — Christopher Lee



The UK Postal Service has announced that this year Great Britons special stamp issue will comprise of ten 1st. Class values commemorating photographer Norman Parkinson, when you can find one dedicated to Peter Cushing.

I have not much to add about Peter Cushing except to express my deep admiration for the wonderful and endearing human and artistic legacy he left us. Sitting in an outdoor café, somewhere in England and keep a nice chat with this gentleman would have been a dream come true.

Thank you, my dearest Peter Cushing.



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Publicado por en junio 12, 2013 en Actors, Movies


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