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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Ronald Howard, who played Sherlock Holmes, was the son of the famous British actor Leslie Howard. In the 1980s British Sherlock Holmes TV series, one of the actors who played Dr. John Watson was Edward Hardwicke, the son of another well-known British actor, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. See more »

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Easy Mysteries, but good acting
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Indeed, Ronald Howard plays a great Holmes, and the portrayal of Lestrade is just Hilarious. Crawford plays one of the best Watsons I have seen yet, and the series overall, despite the simplicity of many mysteries, and the lack of any-but 1- original A.Conan Doyle mystery in the series, is fantastic. Holmes is portrayed many a times after this series with many different actors, and none of them quite amount to Howard's job done with the character. He's very believable, and there's an obvious enjoyment in his knowledge, but nothing to the degree of rubbing it in other's faces, or flaunting it. He's very personable, and a bit quirky at times. He really makes you believe he /is/ Sherlock Holmes. The fact that this series is in black and white makes it even more enjoyable in my personal opinion. To be able to watch a classic like that for me is just terrific, considering I wasn't alive during that time. The director and cast had to have done something right if my nine year old brother, who hates black and white films, and was originally set dead against watching it, was interested by the time "The Case of Harry Crocker" was finished. I currently own volume one and two on DVD from Digiview, but I highly recommend buying the 10 disc set from Amazon. There's a few episodes not in the set, but it's definitely worth it. ASIN: B0001Z3TS4


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