Sherlock Holmes (1984)

Sherlock Holmes (1984)

This is Granada Television's definitive Sherlock Holmes, starring the late Jeremy Brett. We are calling this show Sherlock Holmes (1984), but the episodes were made between 1984 and 1994 and were first broadcast under the various titles of Conan Doyle's collections of Holmes stories:

Series 1 & 2: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Series 3 & 4: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Series 5 & 6: The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes
Series 7: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Two specials, lasting two hours each and based on Doyle's two full-length Holmes books, The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles, were included in The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

David Burke played Holmes's literary side-kick, Dr John Watson, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, while Edward Hardwicke (pictured, right, on this page, with Brett as Holmes) took on the role for all other seasons.

Episode Info

Final: 7x06 -- The Cardboard Box (Apr/11/1994)

A lady receives an appalling shock when a cardboard box containing two severed human ears is delivered to her one day. She promptly consults Sherlock Holmes who investigates with Dr. Watson's help.
Despite the police believing that it is a sick practical joke, Holmes takes the matter very seriously and eventually uncovers a violent crime which is the result of sibling rivalry, hatred and intense jealousy.
Available Episodes

The Blue Carbuncle
Jun 05, 1984
Season 1 episode 7

The Speckled Band
May 29, 1984
Season 1 episode 6

The Crooked Man
May 22, 1984
Season 1 episode 5

The Solitary Cyclist
May 15, 1984
Season 1 episode 4

The Naval Treaty
May 08, 1984
Season 1 episode 3

The Dancing Men
May 01, 1984
Season 1 episode 2

A Scandal in Bohemia
Apr 24, 1984
Season 1 episode 1

Charles Gray (1)Charles Gray (1)
As Mycroft Holmes
Colin JeavonsColin Jeavons
As Inspector Lestrade
David Burke (2)David Burke (2)
As Dr Watson (Seasons 1 and 2)
Edward HardwickeEdward Hardwicke
As Dr Watson (S03 onwards)
Jeremy BrettJeremy Brett
As Sherlock Holmes
Rosalie WilliamsRosalie Williams
As Mrs Hudson


Reviews: 1
The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesRating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes

This show was for many fans of Sherlock Holmes the finest adaption of the famous detectives adventures,brilliantly portrayed by Jeremy Brett in the title role with David Burke as his faithful companion Dr Watson. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, November 4th 2008 at 11:47 am

1 review available
7x6: The Cardboard Box recap: Watson is residing at 221B Baker Street.. read more.

7x1: The Three Gables recap: Mary Maberly is the elderly mother of Douglas Maberly, a young man who died in Rome several months earlier. When Mrs. Maberly is approached by a man who wants to buy not only her house but also its entire contents, including her personal belongings, Mary Maberly becomes suspicious and consults Sherlock Holmes... read more.

2x1: The Copper Beeches recap:
The Copper Beeches
.. read more.

1x7: The Blue Carbuncle recap:
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.. read more.

1x4: The Solitary Cyclist recap:
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
.. read more.

Producer: Michael Cox
Based On The Works Of: Arthur Conan Doyle
Series Director: Peter Hammond
Writer: T.R. Bowen

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Recurring Guests

Charles Gray (1) as Mycroft Holmes (4 eps)
Denis Lill as Inspector Bradstreet (3 eps)
Eric Porter as Professor Moriarty (3 eps)
Tom Chadbon as Inspector Hawkins (2 eps)
John Labanowski as Inspector Morton (2 eps)
Freddie Jones (1) as Inspector Baynes (2 eps)
Colin Jeavons as Inspector Lestrade (2 eps)
John Gill as Driver (2 eps)
Michael Wynne as Commissionaire Jenkins (2 eps)
Helen Ryan as Princess of Wales (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Literature | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 24, 1984
Ended: April 11, 1994
Main Theme to Sherlock Holmes by Patrick Gower  
Closing credits to The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Patrick Gower  
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• The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984-1985)
• The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1990-1993)
• The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
• The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1988)
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