The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982)

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Tom Baker stars for the BBC as Sherlock Holmes in this faithful classic serial adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated story. Holmes investigates the suspicious death of Sir ... See full summary »

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 Sherlock Holmes (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Doctor Mortimer (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Sir Henry Baskerville (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Barrymore (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mrs. Barrymore (3 episodes, 1982)
Kay Adshead ...
 Beryl Stapleton (3 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Ravenscroft ...
 Stapleton (3 episodes, 1982)
Michael Goldie ...
 Selden (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Laura Lyons (2 episodes, 1982)
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Tom Baker stars for the BBC as Sherlock Holmes in this faithful classic serial adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated story. Holmes investigates the suspicious death of Sir Charles Baskerville at the behest of Baskerville's friend Dr Mortimer. Written by Anonymous

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Not quite a 'classic' classic!
10 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember this adaptation, made for the BBC's Sunday Classic Serial slot. Tom Baker had just left 'Doctor Who' where he was 'fantastic' (of course!) I think this was the first time he had played the sleuth (he starred as Holmes on stage in 'The Mask of Moriarty' in 1985) but do not remember his performance here! I do remember Terence Rigby as Watson turned in another in a long line of Nigel Bruce impressions.

Thank goodness we soon had David Burke to set a new example for Edward Hardwicke and Ian Hart! What I do remember favourably is Carl Davis' haunting theme music and the animated titles. The music was very much in the vein of Davis' sombre theme for 'Winston Churchill - The Wilderness Years.' The animated titles (following the Hound's shadow from rock to rock over a bleak, dark-skied Dartmoor) would have served well as a storyboard for part of the never yet correctly filmed 'legend of the Hound!' Oh well - we can dream!


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