Category Archives: TV

Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Master Blackmailer” or “The King of Blackmail” (1980) – reviewed by George

The first two episodes of this series were independent of each other under the umbrella title of “Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson”.  This episode and the next two, under the umbrella title of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One, Part 2 (1964-1965) – reviewed by George

Episode 11: The Neptune Affair The Russian wheat harvest is being sabotaged by a fungus discovered by an American, and the fungus is being delivered by American missiles. Solo has three days to find the discoverer of the fungus, Dr. … Continue reading

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Poldark (1995) – reviewed by George

I remember seeing the miniseries “Poldark” in the 70’s. It starred Robin Ellis as Poldark, Angharad Rees as Demelza, the woman he fell in love with, and Clive Francis as the son of George Warleggan. In this TV movie George … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Bloody Inscription” (1979) – reviewed by George

At the beginning this bit of conversation: Holmes (Vasiliy Livanov): (displeased at the recent failures of the criminal class) “They can no longer accomplish even the simplest things. No, the criminal world is definitely degenerating.” Watson (Vitaly Solomin): “One can … Continue reading

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Commentary by Anita: 2018 I’m Analog TV

Hello!  Welcome 2018! As I’m sure you folks noticed I’ve been off the grid for a couple of months.  It is great to be back.  I’m looking forward to reading your take on what you (or we) have been watching.  … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Acquaintance” (1979) – reviewed by George

When I set up the list of Holmes movies and TV shows I wanted to review, I was as inclusive as I could be. The only consciously omitted group was anything in a foreign language. However a short while ago … Continue reading

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Lady Audley’s Secret (2000) – reviewed by George

Lady Audley’s secret – but which one? She has an out-of-wedlock child, she murders, perhaps accidentally, the child’s father, she sets fire to another character’s bedroom curtains and locks the bedroom door as she leaves, the bedroom being in an … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “Valley of Fear” (1984) – reviewed by George

Once again the balance of sound elements is bad, but here it is the worst of this short series of four cartoons. The music actually came within a hair of drowning out the dialogue completely on several occasions. Holmes receives … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One, Part 1 (1964) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: The Vulcan Affair This is excellent: a 51-minute black-&-white Bond movie! It stars Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo, David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin, and Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly. The Guest Stars here are Patricia Crowley (superlative!), … Continue reading

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Christmas Encore (2017) – reviewed by George

Charlotte Lacy (Maggie Lawson) is struggling – attending auditions by day, working in a restaurant each evening. She tries out for a big commercial, and there’s always hope, but people keep reminding her that she was up for the lead … Continue reading

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