Sherlock Holmes: Season 2, Episode 4

The Hound of the Baskervilles: Part One (30 Sep. 1968)

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Holmes asks Watson to protect the new Lord of Baskerville Manor whose life seems to be threatened by a legendary, almost supernatural, hound.



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Dr. Mortimer, who has a general practice on Dartmoor, consults Holmes. His friend Sir Charles Baskerville has recently died, supposedly of a heart attack but Dr.Mortimer links the death to the myth of the hound of the Baskervilles, which, centuries earlier, killed wicked Hugo Baskerville and is said to haunt each generation. Sir Charles' young heir and nephew Henry is returning from abroad and the doctor fears for his safety. Sir Henry has a boot stolen from his hotel room and is followed by a bearded man. Holmes sends Dr. Watson off to Dartmoor with Mortimer and Henry, where he meets the butterfly collector and his sister Beryl, plus the very nervous housekeeper and valet to the Baskervilles, Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore, who appear to be signalling to someone on the moor... Written by don @ minifie-1

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reasonably OK but rather flat 'Hound'
31 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perhaps because it is the most known Sherlock Holmes story, 'The Hound of the Baskerville' adaptations often suffer from bringing nothing new to the tale and therefore being pedestrian, but plain. This one really is no exception.

Peter Cushing, taking over from Douglas Wilmer, and Nigel Stock portray Holmes and Watson. Both are effective and it is certainly interesting to see Cushing out of his typecasting in horror roles. Still, they are not supported well enough by the rest of the cast and so this Hound has little tension, no surprises, and very little originality. It is a shame but perhaps the definitive version of the story has yet to be filmed.

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