Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner ends well, with Holmes “solving” the mystery of the haunting woman.  It’s an adventure whereby the journey is arguably better than the destination, because there isn’t really much of a mystery to solve. The story ends with a link to Holmes’ final Conan Doyle […]

The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner, cont’d

Prior to Sherlock, the BBC dabbled with producing Sherlock Holmes back in 2002 and 2004 (one every other year – so only slightly less frequently than Sherlock).  I previously reviewed their 2002 The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Richard Roxburgh and Ian Hart.  Just recently, cable channel “Drama” showed the […]

The Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

Back in 2002 and 2004, the BBC commissioned two Sherlock Holmes adventures featuring Ian Hart as Dr Watson.  The first, an adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles in 2002 starring Richard Roxburgh.  The second, The Case of the Silk Stocking in 2004 starring Rupert Everett.  I’m not sure why […]

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)

Thanks to YouTube, I’ve finally had the opportunity to see an episode of the BBC Sherlock Holmes series starring Douglas Wilmer.  Wilmer was later replaced by Peter Cushing (episodes I’ve already seen), but it has been difficult to see the Wilmer episodes.  Most of them have been lost over the […]

The Six Napoleons

I’ve just stumbled across another version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, this time starring Stewart Granger as Sherlock Holmes and Bernard Fox as Watson. Yes, it also stars William Shatner as Stapleton together with Anthony Zerbe as Mortimer. The main positive is the set design.  It’s very atmospheric and […]

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

In the early 1990s, Christopher Lee starred as Sherlock Holmes in two TV mini-series under the umbrella title “Sherlock Holmes – The Golden Years”. In these films, Holmes is on the verge of retirement and is noticeably older than the typical Sherlock Holmes that we see. It makes a refreshing […]

Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)

Sherlock Holmes in New York opens with Sherlock Holmes (Roger Moore) disguised as Colonel Moran in order to infiltrate Moriarty’s secret hideout in London.   He tells Moriarty that he’s just rounded up all of his gang and, though he can’t prove Moriarty’s involvement, his latest crime has now been foiled.   […]

Sherlock Holmes in New York

Sherlock Holmes Returns is one of those stories in which Holmes manages to bring himself into the modern age, without requiring any of the “reboot/reimaging” that tends to happen today. This wasn’t the first time this had happened.  Just six years earlier, the TVM entitled The Return of Sherlock Holmes […]

Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993)

Doing a bit of browsing last night, I discovered that someone has uploaded the Tom Baker Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Hound of The Baskervilles, to YouTube.  I’ve wanted to see Tom Baker’s take on the role for many years, so I’ve downloaded them to watch.  Although the primary note of this production is that […]

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982)

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes is based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle original story The Valley of Fear.  Filmed in 1935, this movie comes three years before the last one I watched (they’re out of sequence on the DVD) but Dr Watson is played by Ian Fleming again and […]

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)