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"The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" The Last Vampyre (1993)

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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Season 3: Episode 1 -- John Stockton arrives in the village of Lamberley and when bad things begin to happen, the local residents hold the newcomer responsible. Soon, the gossipy town folk find out that Stockton is a direct resident of the Sinclair family, burned as suspected vampyres 100 years before. After the mysterious death of Bob Ferguson's baby son, a killing that has all the hallmarks of a vampyre, Holmes and Watson are called in to investigate before the residents take matters into their own hands.


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Jeremy Paul (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
27 January 1993 (Season 3, Episode 1)
Sherlock Holmes investigates strange and tragic happenings in a village that appear linked to a man who seems to be like a vampire. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeremy Brett ... Sherlock Holmes

Edward Hardwicke ... Doctor Watson
Roy Marsden ... John Stockton
Keith Barron ... Rob Ferguson
Yolanda Vazquez ... Carlotta (as Yolanda Vasquey)
Maurice Denham ... Reverend Merridew

Richard Dempsey ... Jack

Juliet Aubrey ... Dolores
Jason Hetherington ... Michael

Elizabeth Spriggs ... Mrs Mason
Peter Geddis ... Mr Gresty
Kate Lansbury ... Mrs Gresty
Maria Redmond ... Vera Gresty

Freddie Jones ... Pedlar
Hilary Mason ... Miss Ruddock
Stephen Tomlin ... PC Ware
Eileen O'Brien ... Mrs Carter
Andrew Abrahams ... Mr Carter (as Andy Abrahams)

Marcello Walton ... Tom Carter (as Marcello Marascalchi)
Paul Parris ... Albert, The Pageboy
Anthony Price ... Ricardo, The Baby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andrea Hessayon ... Villager (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tim Sullivan 
Writing credits
Jeremy Paul (screenplay)

Arthur Conan Doyle (segment "The Sussex Vampire") (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Arthur Conan Doyle  short story "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" (uncredited)

Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer
June Wyndham-Davies .... producer (as June Wyndham Davies)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Patrick Gowers 
Cinematography by
David Odd (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kim Horton 
Casting by
Carolyn Bartlett 
Production Design by
Christopher J. Bradshaw  (as Christopher J Bradshaw)
Art Direction by
Colin Pocock 
Costume Design by
Esther Dean 
Makeup Department
Sue Milton .... makeup designer
Ivana Primorac .... make-up assistant
Production Management
Roy Jackson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Bodger .... second assistant
Peter Shaw .... first assistant
Art Department
Keith Aldred .... graphic designer
Anthony Birch .... chargehand asm (as Tony Birch)
David Livesey .... production buyer (as David Livsey)
Sound Department
Ian Hills .... boom operator
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor
Philip Taylor .... sound recordist (as Phil Taylor)
John Thomas .... dubbing editor
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer
Simon Crane .... stunt coordinator
Simon Crane .... stunt performer
Steve Dent .... stunt performer (as Stephen Dent)
Billy Horrigan .... stunt performer
Vincent Keane .... stunt performer
Sean McCabe .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller
Mike Fisher .... camera grips
Andy Stephen .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Pipping .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Craig Dickson .... script editor
Joan Lally .... continuity
Joan Lally .... production assistant

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Additional Details

102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
This production neither bites nor sucks, 25 October 2011
Author: TigerShark 90 from United States

This fourth Sherlock Holmes film from Granada is a loose adaptation of the short story titled "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire." Although the plot seems erratic at times and is difficult to follow, it still manages to hold your attention. In this story, Conan Doyle reveals his fascination with the occult as well a social commentary on how public and mass hysteria can create the illusion of something supernatural, when in fact it is something normal and natural - and easily explained. The production values are first class and the music by Patrick Gowers is dark and beautiful. The supporting cast is strong with Roy Marsden as Stockton. Jeremy Brett is still solid as Sherlock Holmes (even with his ongoing illness) and Edward Hardwicke makes an equally solid Watson. The film is overwrought but not the worst in the series either.

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