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Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client

Holmes is commissioned by Sir James Damery who is acting on behalf of a mysterious client of great importance. Sir James is concerned about Miss Violet Merville who is besotted by the evil Austrian, Baron Gruner, who has already murdered one of his wives and abused and ill treated countless other women. His reputation as a Don Juan has preceded his arrival in London and Holmes is already familiar with his scandalous reputation.

Holmes and Watson have six weeks in which to break up Miss Merville's relationship with Baron Gruner before she takes the final fatal step and marries him. They find that they have an extremely dangerous opponent on their hands, one who will stop at nothing to add another female victim to his collection.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Airdate: Thursday March 21st, 1991

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anthony ValentineAnthony Valentine
As Baron Gruner
Kim ThomsonKim Thomson
As Kitty Winter
Abigail CruttendenAbigail Cruttenden
As Miss Violet Merville
David LangtonDavid Langton
As Sir James Damery
Rosalie WilliamsRosalie Williams
As Mrs. Hudson
Roy HolderRoy Holder
As Shinwell Johnson
John PicklesJohn Pickles
As Jarvis
Andy BradfordAndy Bradford
As First Thug
Carol NoakesCarol Noakes
As Baroness Gruner
Main Cast
Rosalie WilliamsRosalie Williams
As Mrs Hudson
Edward HardwickeEdward Hardwicke
As Dr Watson
Jeremy BrettJeremy Brett
As Sherlock Holmes
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
W.A. MozartThe Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni 

Other Episode Crew

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