Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a ... See full summary »
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Igor Maslennikov
Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Holmes and Dr. Watson help a young lady who is receiving anonymous letters 10 years after her father passed away under shady circumstances. They find themselves in an enigma involving a treasure, murder and a love interest for Watson.

Director: Igor Maslennikov
Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.

Stars: Peter Barkworth, Peter Vaughan, Douglas Wilmer
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
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client and a creeping man.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The sensational details of a gruesome murder in The Daily Gazette have London in a panic, as a blood-thirsty madman - more vicious than Jack the Ripper - preys upon the city. Of greater ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony D.P. Mann
Stars: Ian Brannan, Richard Cairns, Ilke Hincer
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes has retired. But when MacDonald asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire.

Director: Rodney Gibbons
Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Shawn Lawrence
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Mycroft Holmes hands Sherlock Holmes the case of the Master Blackmailer.

Director: Igor Maslennikov
Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Dr. Watson executes Sherlock Holmes' will, who faced death after exposing Moriarty and his gang in the previous episode.

Director: Igor Maslennikov
Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya
The Prince and the Pauper (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Philip Sarson, John Bowe, Peter Jeffrey
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Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a separate entity, revealing another riddle crime that quickly and reliably solve Sherlock Holmes. Have the reputation of an excellent detective Sherlock Holmes is an apartment in the house on Baker Street. He would like to take a roommate. When winter 1881. Dr. John Watson returns from the war in Afghanistan and is looking for an apartment in London, a friend advised him to Holmes took advantage of the offer. Both men quickly became friends and since Watson accompanied Holmes in his remarkable work, admiring his ability to deduction and clear facts. Full of praise for the insight and perception Holmes is also Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard. Written by Butterbaugh

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Adequate Holmes, but don't expect too much
5 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sheldon Reynolds remade his 1954 television series, this time with Polish and Italian staff behind the cameras. This series is played with less humor and more earnestness, but I find it less appealing. I generally prefer my Holmes played straight, but the earlier version with Ronald Howard grew on me. Some of the episodes in that series went over the top with the humor, but for the most part they were charming in their own way. Howard was an interesting Holmes, more personable than the character is usually played, with an impish humor. In any case, I quickly accepted and identified Howard as Holmes and his Howard Marion- Crawford as his partner Watcon. In this series, however, even though it sticks to my preferred dramatic reading, the actors just don't fill out the parts for me. Watson's role as a straight man can be filled fairly easily, but Geoffrey Whitehead just never convinces me that he's Holmes. I'm four episodes into the series, and there is still nothing to the role that sticks in my mind as Holmes. I've also listened to the BBC4 radio plays featuring Clive Merrison, and I immediately accepted Merrison's voice as Holmes. Writing these words, I barely remember what Whitehead sounds like.

To understand my disappointment with this series, I would recommend watching the original 1954 version of The Case of Harry Crooker and this version. In the original, the escape artist is a whirlwind of anarchic amusement. In the 1980 version, which is a direct copy, not so much. The copy seems bloodless in comparison.

For all my disappointment with the series, I still am watching the episodes. mediocre Holmes is better than no Holmes at all. So if you love Holmes, look for these on Youtube.


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