Sherlock: Season 2, Episode 2

The Hounds of Baskerville (13 May 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 12,035 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 18 critic

Sherlock and John investigate the ghosts of a young man who has been seeing monstrous hounds out in the woods where his father died.


(as Paul Mcguigan)


, (created with), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
a list of 27 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 01 Dec 2013
a list of 46 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 7 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Hounds of Baskerville (13 May 2012)

The Hounds of Baskerville (13 May 2012) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sherlock.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 6 of 15 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amelia Bullmore ...
Simon Paisley Day ...
Major Barrymore
Sasha Behar ...
Will Sharpe ...
Corporal Lyons
Gordon Kennedy ...
Kevin Trainor ...


Twenty years earlier, aged seven, young Henry Knight saw his father torn to pieces by a monstrous creature at Dewer's Hollow near their Dartmoor home. Now Henry has seen the footprints of a huge beast and suspects that the nearby Baskerville government research station is breeding mutant animals. Sherlock and John travel to the moor where local lad Fletcher organizes tourist walks cashing in on the legend of Dartmoor's spectral hound. Using false I.D. the pair infiltrate Baskerville and are challenged by secretive Major Barrymore but rescued by sympathetic Dr. Frankland, a friend to Henry. After Sherlock himself sees the monstrous creature he enlists the help of geneticist Dr. Stapleton to help him solve the mystery. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

13 May 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


John tells Sherlock that he has just solved a case by "harpooning a dead pig". This is a reference to the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Adventure of Black Peter". See more »


About 90 minutes in, when John Watson is in the lab and the lights and siren have just been turned off, you can see the cameraman dimly reflected behind John's reflection in the metallic elevator door behind him. See more »


Dr. Stapleton: Oh, back again? What's on your mind this time?
Sherlock Holmes: Murder, Dr. Stapleton. Refined, cold-blooded murder.
See more »


Version of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) See more »


Opening Titles
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Barking up the wrong tree
15 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another entertaining outing for Benedict Cumberbatch as the modern incarnation of the great detective Sherlock Holmes taking on probably the most famous Conan-Doyle story of them all, "The Hound of The Bakervilles" in a tale of military skulduggery in genetics. That said, the tale did lack, for me, a little in suspense, with only a years-old death at its heart and an otherwise shortage of real drama or suspense.

The plot too seemed contrived and far-fetched and I'd go further and say that the special effects in conveying the terrifying beast were somewhat wanting in addition. There were the now obligatory jokey nods back to the source novels, in particular an amusing scene referring to the literary Holmes' cocaine addiction, with some good dialogue too, especially when Holmes has to apologise to Watson for saying he didn't have any friends.

Otherwise, the depiction of the great detective's computer-quick deduction skills was skilfully done, but on the whole this episode seemed a little underwritten with an over-emphasis on coincidence.

One neat casting touch for Robin Hood buffs was the appearance in the cast of the two most recent TV Little Johns Gordon Kennedy from the more recent Jonas Armstrong version and the older Clive Mantle from the 1980's "Robin of Sherwood".

8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Magnussen's vulnerability svnelvn
If season 4 will be delayed this much.. Regula92
Your feeling about Moriarty coming back!? coolvideept
Favorite Episode? Character? blinkandyouredead
Special takes place in Victorian London BloodMethAndTears
Discuss The Hounds of Baskerville (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: