Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

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When Douglas Wilmer declined to star in the second series, the BBC asked John Neville to reprise his leading rôle from A Study in Terror (1965), with the same result. Next (and final) choice Peter Cushing had played the part in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) for Hammer, and would later reprise it in Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984). See more »

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"Occasionally engaging yet occasionally stodgy."
27 June 2004 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

The cases of the infamous Baker Street sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his loyal companion Dr Watson.

A careful and occasionally engaging series, but despite stellar casts, the acting was at times variable and the direction often tended to be stagy in a stodgy theatrical way typical of BBC programmes at that time. Peter Cushing replaced Douglas Wilmer as Holmes in 1968 and he gave a cracking performance in Hammer's "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (1959 - see my review), but occasionally his talents didn't quite shine here.

I recently picked up the BBC's three DVD set entitled "The Sherlock Holmes Collection", featuring five episodes. My favourites are "The Blue Carbunkle" and "The Boscombe Valley Mystery". It is avaliable at £19.99 in good music and video stores.


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