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The Blue Carbuncle 

When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue carbuncle is stolen, a reformed thief is charged with the crime.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sherlock Holmes
... Dr Watson
Rosalind Knight ... Countess of Morcar
Ros Simmons ... Catherine Cusack
Ken Campbell ... James Ryder
Desmond McNamara ... John Horner
Amelda Brown ... Jennie Horner
Brian Miller ... Inspector Bradstreet
... Mrs Hudson
... Peterson
... Henry Baker
Don McCorkindale ... Windigate
Eric Allan ... Breckendridge
Maggie Jones ... Mrs Oakshott
Ricki Scott ... Hotel Attendant
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On Christmas Eve, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to determine how a fabulous blue carbuncle found its way down the gullet of a goose. It all starts that morning when the Commissioner who lives across the way asks Holmes' advice. On his way home, he came across a group of ruffians taking advantage of an elderly gentleman. His uniform scared them all off with the elderly gentleman leaving behind the goose. Holmes suggests that he simply keep it but he is soon back with the precious stone. Newspaper reports have reported the theft of the unique blue stone from a local hotel, but Holmes can't resist solving the mystery of how it got to its final destination. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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5 June 1984 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Frank Middlemass, who plays Baker, played Peterson in the 1968 adaptation of the story for the "Sherlock Holmes" series. See more »

Goofs

When Holmes is awakened by Mrs. Hudson, a modern-day filter-tipped cigarette butt can be seen in the ashtray beside the bed; filter-tip cigarettes were not widely available in England until the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Catherine Cusack: [answering phone] Countess of Morcar.
Catherine Cusack: Thanks.
[hangs up]
Catherine Cusack: My God! She's back. She's getting out of the carriage. Come on, Ryder, get a move on!
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Version of Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle (1968) See more »

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Silent Night
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Written by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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Even Holmes appears to be in the holiday spirit.
14 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

It is always nice to have seasonal themes and in this episode Christmas is alive and well in the streets of very late 19th century London. And at 221 1/2 Baker Street, Holmes is investigating, rather coyly, why a value gem has appeared in the guts of a Christmas goose.

The gem has been stolen from a wealthy widow and it is believed that a local plumber is the bandit. He has already been arrested and placed in jail. But with the stolen gem turning up in such as odd place, Holmes will investigate this case leaving no goose uncooked.

The story is wonderfully written and takes us, as viewers, into many different places as we track the goose's previous path along with Holmes and Dr Watson. But it will be an advertisement that will close this mystery and set the holiday season back into motion. Another fine episode as we close out the first season. Good watch.


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