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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

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John Hawkesworth
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1985   1984  
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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Brett ...  Sherlock Holmes 13 episodes, 1984-1985
David Burke ...  Dr Watson / ... 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Rosalie Williams ...  Mrs Hudson / ... 8 episodes, 1984-1985
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate a scandal in Bohemia involving Irene Adler, chalk drawings of dancing men, the identity of a crooked man, a missing naval treaty, a solitary cyclist's mysterious follower, the dangers of a speckled band, and a blue carbuncle found in the crop of a goose. Written by PompeyV

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

17 June 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

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Sherlock Holmes See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Closing credits show some of Sidney Paget's illustrations for the stories originally published in the Strand Magazine. See more »


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221b Baker Street
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Composed and conducted by Patrick Gowers
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truly definitive
11 April 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

These comments apply to all series and full-length Holmes episodes filmed by Granada between 1984 and 1994 and starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes, and David Burke (later Edward Hardwicke) as Watson. In my opinion, Brett was totally spot-on for the role. Never has Holmes in all his complexities been laid before us. Brett's Holmes is tragic, infuriating, funny, smart, human. He has his weaknesses to offset his sharp mind and encyclopedic knowledge of low-lifes, drugs, and cigar ash. Stand-out episodes include The Devil's Foot, The Speckled Band, The Master Blackmailer, The Eligible Batchelor, The Copper Beeches, The Empty House, The Six Napoleons ... as for the Watsons, David Burke was more amused than amusing, quietly tolerating his friend's unusual personality traits. Hardwicke was a comedy character, not in the vein of Nigel Bruce in the old movies, but a buffoon with a heart and a mind who could be relied on in a crisis, but often showed his irritation at being woken up in the middle of the night or missing his lunch! For a whole decade British TV was the better for this long-running series.


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