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-'''Harry Alan Towers''' ([[October 19]], [[1920]] - [[July 31]], [[2009]]) was a London born [[radio]] and [[film producer]] and [[screenwriter]], who produced over a hundred feature films and who continued to write and produce well into his eighties. 
-He sometimes used the [[pseudonym]] '''Peter Welbeck'''. The son of a theatrical agent he became a child actor, then became a prolific radio writer while serving in the [[Royal Air Force]] during World War II. In 1946 he and his mother Margaret Miller Towers started a company called Towers of London that sold various syndicated radio shows around the world, including ''[[The Lives of Harry Lime]]'' and ''[[The Black Museum]]'' with [[Orson Welles]], ''The Secrets of Scotland Yard'' with [[Clive Brook]], ''Horatio Hornblower'' in which [[Michael Redgrave]] played the famous [[Horatio Hornblower|character]] created by [[C.S. Forester]], and a series based on the [[Sherlock Holmes]] stories, featuring [[Sir John Gielgud]] as Holmes, [[Sir Ralph Richardson]] as [[Dr. Watson|Watson]], and Orson Welles as [[Professor Moriarty]]. Sir John's brother, [[Val Gielgud]], directed several episodes. Many of these were sold to and played by [[Radio Luxembourg]].+'''Dr. John H. Watson''' is a [[fictional character]], the friend, confidant and biographer of [[Sherlock Holmes]], the fictional 19th-century [[Detective fiction|detective]] created by [[Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]]. Various (extra-[[Canon (fiction)|canon]]ical) sources give Watson's birth date as August 25, 1852 and his full name as '''Dr. John Hamish Watson'''. In the stories, Watson shared lodgings with Holmes in large parts of the last two decades of the 1800s and soon emerged as the assistant and biographer of the great detective. In all of his appearances, he is a major [[protagonist]].
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 +Watson's is the voice of all four novels and fifty-two of the fifty-six original short-stories in the series; of the remaining four, two are narrated by Holmes, and two are in the third person. Only in those narrated by Holmes does Watson fail to appear, though he is mentioned in both.
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 +The original stories provide no details about Watson's life after 1914 (when he assisted Holmes one last time in the story "[[His Last Bow (story)|His Last Bow]]"). Holmes' untiring biographer was apparently still alive in 1927, when the last story ("[[The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place]]") appeared. In [[Nicholas Meyer]]'s [[Fictional revisionism|revisionist]] novel ''[[The Seven-Per-Cent Solution]]'', Watson was portrayed as still around in 1939, but apparently died that year or shortly afterwards.
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Dr. John H. Watson is a fictional character, the friend, confidant and biographer of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Various (extra-canonical) sources give Watson's birth date as August 25, 1852 and his full name as Dr. John Hamish Watson. In the stories, Watson shared lodgings with Holmes in large parts of the last two decades of the 1800s and soon emerged as the assistant and biographer of the great detective. In all of his appearances, he is a major protagonist.

Watson's is the voice of all four novels and fifty-two of the fifty-six original short-stories in the series; of the remaining four, two are narrated by Holmes, and two are in the third person. Only in those narrated by Holmes does Watson fail to appear, though he is mentioned in both.

The original stories provide no details about Watson's life after 1914 (when he assisted Holmes one last time in the story "His Last Bow"). Holmes' untiring biographer was apparently still alive in 1927, when the last story ("The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place") appeared. In Nicholas Meyer's revisionist novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Watson was portrayed as still around in 1939, but apparently died that year or shortly afterwards.



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