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Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.

Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Denholm Elliott
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate after an heir claims his estate is plagued by a ghostly dog.

Director: David Attwood
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director: Brian Mills
Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Jason London
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

Director: Paul Morrissey
Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, try to solve the murder of the heir to the Baskerville fortune.

Director: Barry Crane
Stars: Stewart Granger, Bernard Fox, William Shatner
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in his country house, Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for help to save Sir Henry Baskerville, the only known heir, from the curse that haunts Baskerville family.

Director: Igor Maslennikov
Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson look into reports that a huge, vicious hound has killed Lord Charles Baskerville and that Lord Henry Baskerville is the next to be killed.

Director: Carl Lamac
Stars: Peter Voß, Friedrich Kayßler, Alice Brandt
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Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond
Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter
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 Sherlock Holmes (4 episodes, 1982)
Terence Rigby ...
 Doctor Watson (4 episodes, 1982)
Will Knightley ...
 Doctor Mortimer (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Sir Henry Baskerville (4 episodes, 1982)
Morris Perry ...
 Barrymore (3 episodes, 1982)
Gillian Martell ...
 Mrs. Barrymore (3 episodes, 1982)
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 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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This adaptation was produced by Barry Letts, who had previously cast Tom Baker in his most famous role as Doctor Who (1963). See more »

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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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