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The Hound of the Baskervilles 

Tom Baker stars for the BBC as Sherlock Holmes in this faithful classic serial adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated story.
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Series cast summary:
Tom Baker ...  Sherlock Holmes 4 episodes, 1982
Terence Rigby ...  Doctor Watson 4 episodes, 1982
Will Knightley Will Knightley ...  Doctor Mortimer 4 episodes, 1982
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Sir Henry Baskerville 4 episodes, 1982
Morris Perry ...  Barrymore 3 episodes, 1982
Gillian Martell Gillian Martell ...  Mrs. Barrymore 3 episodes, 1982
Kay Adshead ...  Beryl Stapleton 3 episodes, 1982
Christopher Ravenscroft ...  Stapleton 3 episodes, 1982
Michael Goldie Michael Goldie ...  Selden 2 episodes, 1982
Caroline John ...  Laura Lyons 2 episodes, 1982
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Tom Baker stars for the BBC as Sherlock Holmes in this faithful classic serial adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated story. Holmes investigates the suspicious death of Sir Charles Baskerville at the behest of Baskerville's friend Dr Mortimer. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 October 1982 (UK) See more »

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Der Hund von Baskerville See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Terence Rigby, who portrayed Watson in this production, later played Inspector Layton in The Sign of Four (1983) featuring Ian Richardson as Sherlock Holmes. See more »

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Bag O' Thrash
1 October 2005 | by rob-fisher6See all my reviews

We love Tom Baker, but the quality of the direction and supporting cast makes a mockery of the very concept of dramatic performance. As a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, born in the cradle of Dartmoor's misty tors, this production betrays both its fictional and historical roots, and is merely a hollow imitation of its source, which was served far more ably by the incomparable Jeremy Brett. Baker mistakes adult fiction for a serious performance and would have been better served by allowing the eccentricity of the 'doctor' to come to the fore. What this production badly needed was for someone, either in front or behind the camera, to take control and allow the multi-faceted nature of Holmes' character to drive events. A wasted opportunity that contributes nothing to the genre. It only contributed to putting the final nails in Baker's career.

Big bag o' thrash.


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