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The Return of Sherlock Holmes 

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

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1988   1986  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeremy Brett ...  Sherlock Holmes 11 episodes, 1986-1988
Edward Hardwicke ...  Dr. Watson / ... 11 episodes, 1986-1988
Rosalie Williams ...  Mrs Hudson 6 episodes, 1986-1988
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Storyline

Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte. Written by Kathy Li

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Wiederkehr von Sherlock Holmes See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

With this series Edward Hardwicke took over the role of Dr. Watson in the various Jeremy Brett "Sherlock Holmes" TV series and films following the departure of David Burke, who played the Watson role in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). See more »

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Referenced in Cluedo: Countdown (1990) See more »

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30 March 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Thank goodness for the wonderful folks at Granada Television. In the mid 1980s, they created the absolute best Sherlock Holmes ever to make it to the big or small screen. Unlike all the previous versions, which LIBERALLY deviated from the Conan Doyle stories, the Granada films tried to be perfect in every detail.

Unlike the caricature of Holmes that you see in previous films where he wears a deerstalker hat, smokes a curved pipe and spouts "elementary, my dear Watson", this Holmes is true to the original character. Additionally, Dr. Watson is not the bumbling idiot as portrayed by Nigel Bruce (Bruce should burn in Hell for how he ruined this character).

The first mini-series by Granada was exceptional and Jeremy Brett was the greatest Holmes ever. Oddly, they did switch actors who played Watson, but the series went on otherwise as before--exceptional and wonderful in every way. One person commented on the bland dialog, but it was very true to the stories--I am GLAD they didn't "spice it up" but chose to remain true to Conan Doyle's vision.

Intelligently written and wonderful throughout.


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