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Ben Syder is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) – reviewed by George

Now this is reimagining-reinventing! Holmes is a small man and looks somewhat over thirty; Watson (Gareth David-Lloyd: Ianto Jones on  “Torchwood”) is taller, looks about twenty-nine, and is bulkier without being fat. Holmes’s brother is not Mycroft; his name is … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as John Watson in “The Sign of Four” (1987) – reviewed by George

This feature film for TV comes between the first seven episodes and the last four episodes of the series “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”. It is the sixth version of the story I have reviewed, preceded by five other Sherlocks … Continue reading

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Vasiliy Livanov is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1981) – reviewed by George

I have already reviewed six earlier versions of this story plus a cartoon that is newer than Vasiliy Livanov’s version. The Hound is definitely the most popular Holmes story to film. The seven Holmeses are: Basil Rathbone 1939, Peter Cushing … Continue reading

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Peter Cook is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978) – reviewed by George

So, how many Baskerville Hounds have we shared so far? According to my count three (Basil Rathbone in 1939, and Peter Cushing in a theatrical film in 1959 and in a 2-part TV episode in 1968), making this version # … Continue reading

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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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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1958) – reviewed by George

This Peter Cushing vehicle is the first Holmes in color, but that very thing is what makes this version somewhat disappointing. You know how I complain about underlit scenes, but this whole movie is overlit, filmed in beautiful color, with … Continue reading

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