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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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1985   1984  
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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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Did You Know?

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 Granada Reports: 5 September 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

221b Baker Street
Theme tune
Composed and conducted by Patrick Gowers
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User Reviews

One of the very best television series ever made.
31 October 1999 | by TinlizzySee all my reviews

This superb series is not only the best adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories that I have ever seen (and I have seen a few), it is one of the best television series ever made, period. Some episodes are better cinema than many feature films made at the same time. It is amazing to see the way Granada and the cast and crew kept the quality consistently high in every episode of this series, as well as the second series of the ADVENTURES, the RETURN, and the adaptation of THE SIGN OF FOUR. Later shows showed some decline in the quality of the writing and direction, and the illness of star Jeremy Brett also had a deletrious effect. But there is no negating what went before. Jeremy Brett leaves all the other actors I've seen play Holmes in the shade, and both David Burke and Edward Hardwicke are marvellous as Dr. Watson. For the first time, I believed that these men were good friends. Why has it taken over a century for someone to play them in this fashion? The credit goes to the people involved in this landmark production. The biggest crime in the series: why no professional awards or nominations for such marvellous work? There is no excuse for this. Watch the shows on video, recent broadcasts butcher the life out of these wonderful treasures.


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