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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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Nicol Williamson is Sherlock Holmes in “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” (1976) – reviewed by George

Most Holmes movies and TV shows are taken from Conan Doyle’s stories and novels, so when someone opts to do an original I’m always intrigued. This one is not a comedy, or satirical, or sarcastic; it’s a serious effort with … Continue reading

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Robert Stephens is Sherlock Holmes in “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970) – reviewed by George

What a fantastic film! The script is excellent, the performances are excellent, the direction is excellent, the score is excellent – I could go on, but I think you’ve gotten the idea. This is one of the three best SH … 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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An Animated Paper Figure is Sherlock Holmes in “The Singular Case of the Plural Green Mustache” (1965) – reviewed by George

This is a short (4:22) animated film with articulated paper figures that can be moved in stop-action technique. It is very funny. It was produced for IBM by Charles and Ray Eames, who I suspect also directed (no directing credit … 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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