The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Season 2, Episode 3

Wisteria Lodge (20 Apr. 1988)

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A bored Holmes eagerly accepts a case involving the disappearance of an amateur Spanish cartographer as well as his servants from his rented country lodge.

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Kika Markham ...
Miss Burnet
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Basil Hoskins ...
Henderson
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Lucas
Arturo Venegas ...
Garcia
Guido Adorni ...
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Without a case to occupy his restive mind, Holmes breaks his ennui by agreeing to investigate the story of an amateur cartographer who stayed overnight at the rented lodge of another map enthusiast but awoke in the morning to find his host and servants mysteriously missing. Holmes finds he has a rival in the ambitious and publicity conscious Inspector Barnes, who sees himself as The Great Detective's peer and is reluctant to share information with him. When the Spaniard is found bludgeoned to death, Barnes suspects his mulatto servant, but Holmes directs his efforts in a different direction. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Donald Churchill who plays Scott Eccles here had played Dr. Watson in the 1983 TV adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles." See more »

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[first lines]
Garcia: Mr Scott Eccles.
Scott Eccles: Oh, ah-ha, Mr Garcia.
Garcia: I'm sorry, I did not recognize you at once.
Scott Eccles: Oh, ah.
Garcia: Please, allow me to carry your case.
Scott Eccles: That's very civil of you. Thank you very much.
Garcia: I'm sorry the weather has been unkind for your visit.
Scott Eccles: Ah, well, unkind for you, perhaps, but, hah, we British, you know, we're hardy souls, hah-hah.
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One of the weakest in the series
11 February 2012 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

This is in my mind this is one of my least favorite of Granada's adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories featuring Jeremy Brett. It starts out as a murder case but delves deep into Latin American politics. It's story is unremarkable with no special twists or turns. Even the atmosphere is murky with irritating direction and poorly lit photography. Not to mention that the pacing is slow. Only redeeming qualities include Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke as the duo of Holmes and Watson (even though this is a given), Freddy Jones performance as the quirky Inspector Baynes, and the evocative music by Patrick Gowers. A poor entry in an otherwise excellent series.


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