The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Season 1, Episode 5

The Man with the Twisted Lip (6 Aug. 1986)

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Responding to a grieving wife, Holmes investigates the apparent murder of her husband in an apartment above an opium den.

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Watson locates a husband in a London opium den and encounters a disguised Holmes there. The Great Detective is searching for another errant husband who has apparently been killed by a filthy, poetry-spouting professional beggar who lives in one of the building's upper apartments. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Guest star Clive Francis who plays Neville St. Clair, once wrote a stage adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, which has been produced and staged in repertory theatre (eg Oldham Coliseum, 2012). See more »

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In the flashback, we see Boon the beggar throwing the coat out of the window, which he explains is laden with the hundreds of coins he has collected throughout the day. However, the coat flutters down, and clearly has nothing heavy in the pockets. See more »

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Mrs Hudson: And what should I tell Mr. Holmes, should he return?
Dr. John Watson: Tell him I have disappeared without trace.
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Version of Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (1965) See more »

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Another Gem in this Series
25 May 2010 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to imagine that any other actor will ever come close to Brett's interpretation of Sherlock Holmes. More than that, the production values of this series are just fantastic.

In this episode, we are transported away to a different time and place, London 130 years ago. Obviously I wasn't there, but this, and almost all the other shows, are fantastic at creating a sense of realism and evoking a marvelous mood. I just can't praise them enough. Staging, photography, acting, all first rate.

As to this particular episode, the plot is very good, though certainly not the best of the series. The ending is a surprise (I can't imagine anyone guessing it), and the denouement wonderful. It has some of that special emotional kick that the best of these have.

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