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Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place

Holmes is consulted by Mason, head trainer at the racing stables owned by Sir Robert Norberton and his sister Lady Beatrice Falder. Mason is very concerned about his employer's behaviour towards his sister. He has taken her pet spaniel away from her and has taken to visiting a ruined crypt of a night time. Human bones have also been found in the furnace at Shoscombe and Mason is worried about changes in Lady Beatrice's behaviour. Mason suspects that the brother and sister have had a major falling out.

Holmes and Watson visit Shoscombe under the guise of anglers and discover that Lady Beatrice's spaniel Jasper has been given to the owner of the local inn. Holmes takes Jasper for a walk and when Lady Beatrice appears in her carriage he releases the dog who is at first enthusiastic to see his beloved mistress, but then retreats in confusion.

Ultimately Holmes solves the case - and justice is again tempered with mercy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Thursday March 07th, 1991

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Michael Wynne
As Josiah Barnes
Alan Pattison
As Harvey
Denise Black
As Carrie Evans
Elizabeth Weaver
As Lady Beatrice Falder
Frank Grimes
As John Mason
James Coyle
As Samuel Brewer
Jude Law
As Joe Barnes
Martin Stone
As Sandy Bain
Michael Bilton
As Stephens
Robin Ellis
As Sir Robert Norberton
Main Cast
Rosalie Williams
As Mrs Hudson
Edward Hardwicke
As Dr Watson
Jeremy Brett
As Sherlock Holmes
Episode Quotes
(There is a knock at the door)
Holmes: Yes? (Mrs. Hudson appears)
Holmes: (peremptory) My eggs were hard boiled.
Mrs. Hudson: (glaring at him) There's a Mr. Mason to see you, sir.
Holmes: Thank you, Mrs. Hudson. Show him in.

Holmes: There's nothing we can do until Lady Beatrice takes her drive again tomorrow.
Watson: (glaring) You still haven't explained why I risked my life this afternoon.
Holmes: To test a theory.
Watson: (snappish) You must be very disappointed I was almost killed instead!!
Holmes: (smug) On the contrary, I think my little experiment was quite successful.
Watson: I fail to see how.
Holmes: The dog, Watson - the dog.... Did that suggest nothing to you?

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Based On The Works OfArthur Conan Doyle
Warning: Sherlock Holmes season 5 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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