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Sherlock Holmes 

A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

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After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.

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Series cast summary:
Nigel Stock ...  Dr. Watson / ... 29 episodes, 1964-1968
Peter Cushing ...  Sherlock Holmes 16 episodes, 1968
Douglas Wilmer ...  Sherlock Holmes 13 episodes, 1964-1965
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Horror | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 May 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Шерлок Холмс See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

What was effectively the pilot episode of the series, Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band (1964), originally aired as the eighth edition of the first series of Detective (1964), an anthology of popular sleuths. Following this the BBC bought the rights for two series-worth of Holmes stories from the Doyle estate. See more »


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Aim and Endeavour
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Composed by Trevor Duncan
Performed by The New Concert Orchestra
[series theme tune]
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Very good adaptation by BBC with a sensational Peter Cushing and excellent Nigel Stock
30 August 2011 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Correct rendition of the most famous mystery novels written by Arthur Conan Doyle with an awesome Peter Cushing as Sherlock and fairly faithful to the source material . Holmes ( Peter Cushing )and Watson( Nigel Stock) are contracted by several customers for the investigation of mysteries , enigmas and killings . This is an excellent and thrilling series with mystery ,suspense and chilling elements in BBC style based on the splendid novels by Arthur Conan Doyle . It's a genuine ripping series with much thriller and moody intrigue . The TV series gets mystery, tension, thrills , detective action and packs an exciting deal of outstanding surprises with great lots of fun despite to be known stories . Peter Cushing had played Holmes for Hammer Production , when in 1968 replaced Douglas Wilmer in the BBC serial and produced by William Sterling . Magnificent Peter Cushing's interpretation although the best Sherlock is forever Basil Rathbone . Cushing created his own performance based on the classical personage and is praised for giving a great authenticity to famous role . Cushing plays as Holmes as an intelligent , obstinate , broody , pipesmoking sleuth , his acting is similar to Jeremy Brett for TV or Ronald Howard ( starring in TV chapters of the 50s with Howard Marion Crawford as Watson )or Nicol Williamson ( Seven-per-cent-solution) or Christopher Plummer ( Murder by decree ) . In the series appears the usual of the Arthur Conan Doyle's novels : Mycroft -Sherlock's brother-, Dr.Moriarty, Mistress Hudson , Inspector Lestrade and of course Doctor Watson. Nigel Stock plays as Watson with intelligence and joy , he's the perfect counterpoint to Holmes. The series get an evocative atmosphere ; besides the 223 Baker Street's house is well designed though is filmed in stage . The list of episodes is the following : 1.The Second Stain 2.The Dancing Men 3.A Study in Scarlet 4.The Hound of the Baskervilles: Part 1 , 5.The Hound of the Baskervilles: part 2 6.The Boscombe Valley Mystery 7.The Greek Interpreter 8.The Naval Treaty 9.Thor Bridge 10.The Musgrave Ritual 11.Black Peter 12.Wisteria Lodge 13.Shoscombe Old Place 14.The Solitary Cyclist 15.The Sign of Four 16.The Blue Carbuncle

Regarding his important role in ¨Hound of Baskerville¨ by Terence Fisher starred by Peter Cushing and Andre Morrell, in this series he also plays the same character , as this adaptation for BBC takes some elements from former film . This is an excellent and thrilling episode with horror elements in Hammer style based on the splendid novel by Arthur Conan Doyle . This episode contains a creepy atmosphere specially when is developed on Dartmoor where lives the fearful giant beast. In this rendition( Peter Cushing )and Watson( Nigel Stock) are hired by Doctor Mortimer for the investigation of killing Sr. Baskerville who is now inherited by his niece Sir Henry . Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to help protect Sir Henry Baskerville ( Gary Raymond ), who has returned to England to take his place at the family seat following the death of his uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Charles died of cardiac exhaustion and Dr. Mortimer believes he was frightened to death. There appears to be a curse on the family dating back nearly 200 years to when Sir Hugo Baskerville was supposedly killed on the moor by a huge hound. Holmes dismisses the supernatural elements of the case but there are a sufficient number of odd events to pique his interest. Holmes soon realizes that someone is making sure the legend becomes real . Watson goes to the mansion ,there are the servants and he meets Stapleton and his sister ( Gabriella Licudi ). Meanwhile an inmate has escaped and on the moor sound the barking of a savage beast.Other version about this story are the following : the best version that still can be called a classic filmed in 1939 by Sidney Landfield with Basil Rathbone , Nigel Bruce y Richard Greene ; English adaptation (1983) by Douglas Hickox with Ian Richardson as Holmes and Donald Churchill as Watson and TV rendition with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke .


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