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The Mazarin Stone 

Sherlock Holmes has disappeared into the Highlands, while Mycroft investigates the theft of the Mazarin diamond and Watson suspects a trap in an offer of $5 million to a former professor if he can find a third man surnamed Garrideb.

Director:

Peter Hammond

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (by) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Gary Hopkins (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jeremy Brett ... Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke ... Doctor Watson
Charles Gray ... Mycroft Holmes
Rosalie Williams ... Mrs Hudson
Phyllis Calvert ... Agnes Garrideb
Barbara Hicks ... Emily Garrideb
Jon Finch ... Count Sylvius
James Villiers ... Lord Cantlemere
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... Inspector Bradstreet
Gavan O'Herlihy ... John Garrideb / James Winter
Helen Ryan ... Princess of Wales
Richard Caldicot ... Nathan Garrideb (as Richard Caldicott)
Harry Landis ... Ikey Sanders
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ... Commissionaire Jenkins
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Storyline

With the British Prime Minister desperately seeking an absent Sherlock Holmes' assistance, the great detective's brother Mycroft steps in to solve the theft of the Mazarin Stone, a huge diamond taken in broad daylight from a museum display. The precious gem was soon to be returned to its original owners, the French, as a gesture of goodwill by Her Majesty's government. The inability to do so may now lead to a diplomatic incident. Using brother Sherlock's extensive files on society's criminal element, Mycroft soon focuses on Count Sylvius as the likely culprit. Dr. Watson has more time to spend in his surgery with his friend away but he is visited by two women with a mystery that would have been perfect for Holmes. They say their brother, who happened to be one of Watson's university professors, with a fantastic tale of a huge inheritance due them if only they can locate a third person that shares their own unique surname. As in turns out, the two cases are not unconnected. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1994 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Adapted from two Conan Doyle stories: the title story ("The Mazarin Stone") and "The Three Garridebs". See more »

Goofs

The revolver Mycroft gives Watson is once more a Webley Mk VI, first made in 1915, well after the story is set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherlock Holmes: Watson. What is the medical term for obsession? I feel, you see... that I must lay to rest a ghost, which has haunted me for some time. I shall be away for several weeks in the highlands. Meanwhile, your patients might be encouraged by seeing you more often at your consulting room.
Doctor Watson: What about Baker Street?
Sherlock Holmes: Poste restante, Diogenes Club and the irregulars. You know my methods. Oh, I shall be watching you... with my third eye.
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Connections

Version of The Stone of Mazarin (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Camptown Races
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Richard Caldicot
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The worst adaptation of them all.
23 June 2007 | by gring0See all my reviews

This was very difficult to watch, not the least of which was the piercing, at times completely inappropriate, music. This tended to make it difficult to understand what was being said and to concentrate on the action. indeed, the first scene with Holmes was already a chore to make out given Brett's illness. This required the story to be changed and replace Sherlock with his brother Mycroft. For some reason another story was added to pad this out further. The direction is abysmal here; incoherent shots were made with crazy camera angles that further made enjoying this a chore. I found this a particular crime given the fact that I am a great fan of Charles Gray, and his performance was ruined by such sabotage. www.tracesofevil.blogspot.com


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