The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 3

Shoscombe Old Place (7 Mar. 1991)

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A debt-ridden aristocrat may be having a mental breakdown, and his servants are concerned.

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Sherlock Holmes is approached by John Mason, a horse trainer who is worried about his employer's recent strange behavior. Sir Robert Norberton and his sister Lady Beatrice Falder live on their estate, Shoscombe Hall. Sir Robert is a keen horseman with stables known locally as Shoscombe Old Place. He has been under a great deal of pressure lately owing primarily to his financial situation. A moneylender, Samuel Brewer, has already visited the manor house once demanding payment but has now disappeared. Other bits of odd behavior have also been apparent. Sir Robert recently gave away his sister's beloved dog and Lady Falder is now only seen once a day when she goes for her carriage ride with her companion. Holmes and Watson are soon on site but it is apparent that Sir Robert is hiding something. Written by garykmcd

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[first lines]
John Mason: And this is where The Prince is stab... Oh, Sir Robert. Sorry to disturb you. This is Joe Barnes. Uh, Josiah's boy.
Sir Robert Norberton: I know who he is, Mason. What's he doing here?
John Mason: He's keen to race horses.
Joe Barnes: I can ride, Sir Robert. I'd like to be a jockey.
Sir Robert Norberton: Would you?
Joe Barnes: More than anything in the world.
Sir Robert Norberton: Well, that's good, very good, but what has it got to do with me?
Joe Barnes: I thought I could work for you.
Sir Robert Norberton: I have all the jockeys I need.
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A young Jude Law
10 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great seeing a young Jude Law. I don't really follow him but something seemed familiar so watched the credits attentively. Thought he did quite well.

Story was better than most. Great production as usual and all the acting is top notch. Edward Hardwicke is my favourite Dr. Watson but they all do a good job. Sad to read he passed away in May.

Love the locations and the production that goes into the series, especially all the horses and various hansom cabs and carriages. And the attention to detail of the period - can really lose oneself in the picture. Much better than merely reading it on the page.


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