The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Season 2, Episode 1

The Master Blackmailer (6 May 1993)

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Holmes and Watson attempt to break the grip of a ruthless blackmailer of their clients.

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Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
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The master sleuth must deal with the menace of Charles Augustus Milverton, an art dealer who has a profitable sideline as a blackmailer with much of London's high society in his grip. Unfortunately, he is no amateur at his line of work and Holmes must use all his cunning and skill in some risky operations to foil this criminal. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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This story features scenes from an all-male production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. See more »

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A Scotland Yard police detective is seen picking up a discarded weapon with a handkerchief which was not a common practice in 1890, when the film was set. Fingerprint detection was not adopted in Britain until 1901, if that was his reason. Actually, the gun was covered in blood and the policeman would seem to desire keeping his hands clean of blood. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: Watson, you'll be interested to hear that I'm engaged to be married.
Doctor Watson: [absorbed in his newspaper] Hm, yeah? Jolly good.
Sherlock Holmes: To the Milvertons' housemaid.
Doctor Watson: Good heavens.
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Follows The Sign of Four (1987) See more »

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Three Little Maids From School
Words by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
From The Mikado
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23 September 2001 | by (Birkenhead, England) – See all my reviews

Jeremy Brett is simply the best Holmes ever, narrowly edging out the great Basil Rathbone of course, and this is probably the best adaptation of a Conon-Doyle short story.

A length adaptation includes some new plot strands that fit in well to the surrounding drama and heightens the hatred one feels for Milverton.

Excellent performances all round, especially from Robert Hardy, and both Brett and Hardwick fully rounded and comfortable in their roles makes this a superb piece of drama.


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