Sherlock Holmes investigates strange and tragic happenings in a village that appear linked to a man who seems to be like a vampire.

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Roy Marsden ...
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Rob Ferguson
Yolanda Vazquez ...
Carlotta (as Yolanda Vasquey)
Maurice Denham ...
Reverend Merridew
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Jack
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Dolores
Jason Hetherington ...
Michael
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Mrs Mason
Peter Geddis ...
Mr Gresty
Kate Lansbury ...
Mrs Gresty
Maria Redmond ...
Vera Gresty
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Pedlar
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Miss Ruddock
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Storyline

Sherlock Holmes agrees to investigate suspected murders in a village whose ancestors had killed a prominent family a century ago that they thought were vampires. These deaths appear to be linked to a descendant of that family, a man who seems to have something malevolently supernatural about him, much like a vampire itself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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vampire | death | infant | blacksmith | mob | See All (46) »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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27 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The building on fire at the start of the episode is Guys Cliffe House in Warwick. Unfortunately the pyrotechnics were too powerful and gutted the famous landmar. See more »

Quotes

Villagers: Get thee to Hell. Burn forever and a day. May thy foul carcass be food for jackals and thy blood drink for pariah dogs.
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Soundtracks

Ring a Ring o' Roses
or "Ring Around the Rosie" (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung to Jack by Children on the Street
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A truly horrible screen write of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, really really bad.
5 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong; Jeremy Brett and David Burke do their normal first rate acting jobs, the horribly written screenplay and plot give them a poor vehicle for their skills.

Most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories in the Granada series hold true to the original. Sure maybe some of the dramatizations are over the top, still they stick to Sir Doyle's original story and allow Brett and Burke to give flesh to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Unfortunately the last vampyre (left lower case on purpose) was written so poorly with TV type scenes and situations that even Basil Rathbone would have been embarrassed to play Sherlock in. He__, even Huckleberry Hound would have been embarrassed.

Preserve the image of Brett and Burke doing an incredible job of bringing Holmes and Watson to life; do not watch this episode.


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