The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London.
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Ronald Howard ...
 Sherlock Holmes (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
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 Dr. John H. Watson (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
Archie Duncan ...
 Inspector Lestrade / ... (31 episodes, 1954-1955)
Richard Larke ...
 Sgt. Wilkins / ... (16 episodes, 1954-1955)
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Based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle: Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Not long afterward, Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another. Written by Snow Leopard

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18 October 1954 (USA)  »

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Produced in Paris and, despite the all-British cast, not shown in Britain until 2006, when it appeared on the satellite/cable channel Bonanza. See more »

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Spoofed in Deduce, You Say (1956) See more »

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Former Die-Hard Rathbone Fan Now Converted :-)
30 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a nutshell, I grew up with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, yet I do recall seeing the Ronald Howard episodes on TV in the late 50's. Only after I picked up a dollar DVD at Walmart featuring Ronald Howard did I realize what a totally charming performance he gave as the super-sleuth. H. Marion Crawford is equally charming as Dr. Watson, and the pair interact and play off each other in a manner much different than the Rathbone/Bruce pairing. Howard portrays Sherlock as a much more human and compassionate character and is a joy to watch. There are many nuances in his words and actions which one does not immediately observe on the first viewing which help enhance his portrayal. If you are a Sherlock fan, you must sample this delightful series. Kudos also for photography and editing, at least in the limited number of chapters I have been able to view thus far. As some have mentioned, the plot lines are somewhat shallow-- you will watch these less for the intrigue of the mystery and more for Howard's acting and the wonderful chemistry between Howard and Crawford.


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