Tag Archives: Nigel Stock

Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 28, “The Blue Carbuncle” – reviewed by George

This is the last episode of this TV series, whether you are counting the shows in the total series, or only the shows that survive. So how great that it’s the very best of the survivors! Dramatised by Stanle Miller … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 27, “The Sign of Four” – reviewed by George

Holmes and Watson (Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock) are relaxing with their pipes, and Holmes is reading the mail. A note from a Miss Mary Morstan (Ann Bell) asks for help, and they leave for an interview at her place … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 18, “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” – reviewed by George

In a farming community in the Boscombe Valley a young man has been accused of killing his father by striking him squarely in the forehead with the butt of his rifle, but Sherlock, reading the newspapers, sees only circumstantial evidence. … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episodes 16 & 17, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – reviewed by George

I’ve reviewed this title 2 times already: with Basil Rathbone (1939), and Peter Cushing (1959), and there are many more versions coming up. It is the most popular, most filmed title in the canon. That said, this is a very … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 15, “A Study in Scarlet”- reviewed by George

In 1964-1965 the BBC broadcast a Sherlock Holmes series consisting of 13 30-minute black-and-white episodes starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock. The surviving 11 episodes have been reviewed on bickeringcritics and can be read in the July 2017 collection of … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 9-11 – reviewed by George

9. Charles Augustus Milverton A tale of blackmail with a particularly unappealing little blackmailer, snide, disgustingly confident, unfeeling, and prissy. That is C. A. Milverton (Barry Jones). He blackmails the wife of a government official, Lady Farningham (Stephanie Bidmead – … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 5-8 – reviewed by George

5. The Red-Headed League Jabez Wilson (Toke Townley) has fiery red hair. He also has a new assistant, Vincent Spaulding (David Andrews) in his shop. Vincent tells him about the Red-Headed League and how he would be foolish not to … Continue reading

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Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1964-1965): Episodes 1-4 – reviewed by George

This second TV series of Holmes ran for 13 episodes, all based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and all still in existence. The series was produced by the BBC, and starred Douglas Wilmer, who would later play Diogenes Gent … Continue reading

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