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The Hounds of Baskerville 

Sherlock and John investigate the ghosts of a young man who has been seeing monstrous hounds out in the woods where his father died.

Director:

Paul McGuigan (as Paul Mcguigan)

Writers:

Mark Gatiss, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Russell Tovey ... Henry Knight
Amelia Bullmore ... Dr. Stapleton
Clive Mantle ... Dr. Frankland
Simon Paisley Day ... Major Barrymore
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ... Dr. Mortimer
Will Sharpe ... Corporal Lyons
Stephen Wight ... Fletcher
Gordon Kennedy ... Gary
Kevin Trainor ... Billy
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Storyline

Twenty years earlier, aged seven, young Henry Knight saw his father torn to pieces by a monstrous creature at Dewer's Hollow near their Dartmoor home. Now Henry has seen the footprints of a huge beast and suspects that the nearby Baskerville government research station is breeding mutant animals. Sherlock and John travel to the moor where local lad Fletcher organizes tourist walks cashing in on the legend of Dartmoor's spectral hound. Using false I.D. the pair infiltrate Baskerville and are challenged by secretive Major Barrymore but rescued by sympathetic Dr. Frankland, a friend to Henry. After Sherlock himself sees the monstrous creature he enlists the help of geneticist Dr. Stapleton to help him solve the mystery. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Young Dr. Franklyn in the picture Sherlock finds is actually Michael Price, one of the series' soundtrack composers. See more »

Goofs

When Sherlock and John arrive on Dartmoor, the sun rises up and to the left. Since the scene was actually shot in Dartmoor, and not in the southern hemisphere, this footage must be of a sunset played in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Watson: Oh, please. C-can we not do this, this time?
Sherlock Holmes: Do what?
Dr. John Watson: You, being all, uh, mysterious with your... cheekbones, and turning your coat collar up so you look cool.
Sherlock Holmes: I don't do that.
Dr. John Watson: Yeah, you do.
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Connections

Version of Der Hund von Baskerville, 4. Teil (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

Liberty Bell March
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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An interesting new addition, for all fans of Sherlock Holmes, old and new.
9 January 2012 | by t-rowlaSee all my reviews

Not nearly as ingenious as "A scandal in Belgravia", but nevertheless a refreshing adaptation of Conan Doyle's "The hound of the Baskervilles". The episode kicked off with its usual degree of intrigue and tension, maintained over the majority of the episode. Cumberbatch's portrayal of the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes was excellent as always, sharp but quirky. Moffat's storyline was a little overboard but he still managed to maintain its intoxicating appeal and keep it beyond the realms of impossibility.

However, the director appeared to have gotten a bit too carried away with his attempts at building suspense while the story conclusion left me feeling a bit cheated. No spoilers, to me, the episode was a solid 8-9 out of 10.


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