The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • TV-PG
  • 1960
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.7  (24,236)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a British television series that was aired on American Pop Classics from 1984 to 1985. This series is based on the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, and each episode revolves around the brilliant detective's efforts to solve complex crimes and bring criminals to justice, along with his partner Dr. John Watson.

David Burke played the role of Dr. Watson in the series, accompanied by an outstanding portrayal of the legendary detective character by Jeremy Brett. Brett's portrayal of the character of Sherlock Holmes truly captivates the audience, and his attention to detail regarding every aspect of Sherlock's character, from his mannerisms to his speech, is commendable. His performance is the heart of the show and brings the character to life in a manner that has captivated audiences for decades.

Rosalie Williams played the role of Mrs. Hudson, the housekeeper at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock and Dr. Watson live. Edward Hardwicke joined the cast in the later seasons and played the role of Dr. Watson alongside Brett. Colin Jeavons played the role of Inspector Lestrade, a character who frequently makes appearances in the stories, often seeking out Sherlock's assistance in solving complex crimes.

The episodes were carefully chosen and crafted from the vast array of stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and each episode is an exceptional piece of storytelling. The themes and stories found within these episodes are timeless, with pertinent issues such as love, greed, power, revenge, and societal tensions at their core, making them relatable to audiences from all walks of life.

The show employs excellent cinematography and sound, with brilliant scenery and sets that provide a rich backdrop to the stories. The locations, costumes, and time-specific props used in the series give the show an air of authenticity, making the viewer feel as if they were watching a historical drama. The attention to detail in each and every aspect of the production is remarkable and adds to the show's charm.

Another standout aspect of the show is the guest cast. Featuring some of the most talented actors of the time, each episode included a slew of impressive performances, often from actors who would later become well-known names in the industry. The strength of the performances, both from the regular cast and the guest cast, elevates each episode to new heights.

The show also features some of the most iconic villains in fiction. From the ruthless and cunning Professor Moriarty to the devious and twisted Baron Gruner, played with relish by the legendary actor Charles Gray, each villain presents a new and unique challenge for the detective to overcome.

In conclusion, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a true masterpiece of television, blending excellent storytelling with impeccable acting, stunning visuals, and overall production quality. The show remains highly popular today and remains a favorite amongst fans of the detective genre. With its timeless themes, captivating characters, and exceptional production quality, it is no wonder that the show has stood the test of time and continues to be a beloved classic.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (82 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 1960.

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The Cardbox Box
6. The Cardbox Box
April 11, 1994
Mary Cushing enlists Sherlock Holmes in investigating the disappearance of her sister, Susan. With her marriage to Jim no more, Mary finds love in Alec Fairburn, but with tragic consequences. Both Alec and Mary are murdered, their ears removed and bodies disposed of in a lake. With a friend of Mary's being framed for the killings, only Holmes knows who the real murderer is!
The Mazarin Stone
5. The Mazarin Stone
April 4, 1994
Sherlock Holmes is in the Highlands and Mycroft is called in to recover the Mazarin stone - a diamond due to be returned to France and which has been stolen by Count Sylvius from the Whitehall Museum. Watson investigates an American trying to remove Nathan Garrideb from his room with the promise of a vast inheritance. It transpires the cellar below is equipped for cutting diamonds. Will Sylvius get away with it and what of the diamond?
The Red Circle
4. The Red Circle
March 28, 1994
Signor Zamba is murdered by a member of 'The Red Circle'. Emilia and Gennaro escape from Gorgiano, the leader on a liner and in love with Emilia. Back in England, Gorgiano murders Enrico Firmani in his pursuit of the two runaways but his luck seems almost up. Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate Mrs Warren's strange lodger, 'Emilia', which paints the picture of this strange case. Has Gorgiano's luck really run out?
The Golden Pince-Nez
3. The Golden Pince-Nez
March 21, 1994
The Russian Revolution and Inspector Hopkins asks Holmes to investigate when Willoughby Smith, secretary to Professor Coram is found dead clutching a pince-nez. Coram's wife Anna is the main suspect - it transpires that she was trying to save her brother held in a Siberian prison and that the death was an accident. With Coram the next murder victim, what will become of Anna?
The Dying Detective
2. The Dying Detective
March 14, 1994
Sherlock Holmes gets a visit from Adelaide Savage who is worried about her husband Victor's increasing habit of smoking opium to heighten his powers for writing poetry. After a dinner date resulting in Victor's demise, all fingers point towards opium abuse. But with Holmes on the case, it seems that it was murder - and a very deceptive one at that!
The Three Gables
1. The Three Gables
March 7, 1994
Isadora rejects her diplomat lover, Douglas Maberley, in favour of the young Duke of Lomond. With his life shattered, Douglas completes the manuscript of his life story and then dies in mysterious circumstances. Mary Maberley is offered a large sum of money for her house and contents and calls in Sherlock Holmes to investigate. With the theft of the manuscript, Holmes threatens to expose Isadora - but what of her engagement?
Where to Watch The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is available for streaming on the American Pop Classics website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 1960
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (24,236)