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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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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The titular hound is completely CGI - the greatest use of effects used in any other episode in "Sherlock". 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

Sherlock Holmes: I never did ask, Dr. Frankland. What exactly is it that you do here?
Dr. Frankland: Ah, Mr. Holmes, I would *love* to tell you, but then, of course, I'd have to kill you.
[laughs]
Sherlock Holmes: That would be tremendously ambitious of you.
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Connections

Features The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) See more »

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Liberty Bell March
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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Wonderful
9 January 2012 | by vogonifySee all my reviews

The first season tapered off after a great beginning. Any doubts about this season disappointing after the superb Scandal in Belgravia is dispelled with an even better Hound of Baskerville. Holmes and Watson go out in search of a mysterious animal which has tormented a man since his childhood. Like all episodes in this franchise, there is plenty of humour, suspense and intelligence, but this one also manages to be a little scary. It is indeed great to see two wonderful stories this season, which leads us to the final one, where Holmes battles the original you-know-who. How exciting is it for Sherlock Holmes fans to get a fun movie and this series almost back-to-back. Great stuff.


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