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Sherlock Holmes 

A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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2   1  
1968   1965   1964  

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Series cast summary:
Nigel Stock ...  Dr. Watson / ... 29 episodes, 1964-1968
Peter Cushing ...  Sherlock Holmes 16 episodes, 1968
Douglas Wilmer ...  Sherlock Holmes 13 episodes, 1964-1965
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Horror | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

What was effectively the pilot episode of the series, Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band (1964), originally aired as the eighth edition of the first series of Detective (1964), an anthology of popular sleuths. Following this the BBC bought the rights for two series-worth of Holmes stories from the Doyle estate. See more »

Connections

Featured in Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Aim and Endeavour
(uncredited)
Composed by Trevor Duncan
Performed by The New Concert Orchestra
[series theme tune]
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"Occasionally engaging yet occasionally stodgy."
27 June 2004 | by jamesraeburn2003See all my reviews

The cases of the infamous Baker Street sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his loyal companion Dr Watson.

A careful and occasionally engaging series, but despite stellar casts, the acting was at times variable and the direction often tended to be stagy in a stodgy theatrical way typical of BBC programmes at that time. Peter Cushing replaced Douglas Wilmer as Holmes in 1968 and he gave a cracking performance in Hammer's "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (1959 - see my review), but occasionally his talents didn't quite shine here.

I recently picked up the BBC's three DVD set entitled "The Sherlock Holmes Collection", featuring five episodes. My favourites are "The Blue Carbunkle" and "The Boscombe Valley Mystery". It is avaliable at £19.99 in good music and video stores.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1964 (UK) See more »

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Sherlock Holmes See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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