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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

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John Hawkesworth
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeremy Brett ...  Sherlock Holmes 13 episodes, 1984-1985
David Burke ...  Dr Watson / ... 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Rosalie Williams ...  Mrs Hudson / ... 8 episodes, 1984-1985
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Storyline

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a scandal in Bohemia involving Irene Adler, chalk drawings of dancing men, the identity of a crooked man, a missing naval treaty, a solitary cyclist's mysterious follower, the dangers of a speckled band, and a blue carbuncle found in the crop of a goose. Written by PompeyV

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock Holmes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This show was very much correct on Victorian fashion and Sidney Paget's illustrations on Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. Therefore, Sherlock Holmes is only wearing the trademark deerstalker on several occasions while visiting the countryside, and not even all of them. In episodes set in London, Holmes is more often seen wearing a top hat, although a few episodes show him with a bowler or a homburg. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sherlock Holmes (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

221b Baker Street
Theme tune
Composed and conducted by Patrick Gowers
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A masterpiece of television!
28 February 2004 | by javvieSee all my reviews

This is a Sherlock Holmes series that is absolutely faithful to the original stories. The excellent cast with Jeremy Brett in the lead leaves no wishes open. Many roles were given to icons of British drama and cinema, such as Charles Gray, Eric Porter, John Castle, Joss Ackland and Eric Sykes. Others went to upcoming stars of the late 80s such as Marina Sirtis and Natasha Richardson. The mise-en-scene was certainly not only developed true to the books, but it was also inspired by Sidney Paget's drawings, which were published together with the early stories in the "Strand Magazine" from the beginning of the 1890s onwards. Compare, for example, the King of Bohemia, who faces Holmes as a masked stranger, or the struggle of Holmes and Moriarty at the Reichenbach falls in Switzerland.

This series is a true masterpiece of television.


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