Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes

The Baskerville family is cursed.
Is a demonic force responsible?
 In the 1600's Sir Hugo Baskerville murdered a peasant girl who refused his advances. Shortly thereafter, Sir Hugo was found dead on the moor, viciously murdered by a terrifying hound from hell. Since that fateful night, every Baskerville heir has suffered the same grisly fate, with the most recent victim being Sir Charles Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are engaged to see that the same thing does not happen to latest Baskerville, Sir Henry. Thrown into a case full of local superstition, Holmes steers his way through a maze of ancient lore and innocent blood. Can Holmes protect Sir Henry and in the process break the howling curse that is The Hound of the Baskervilles?

copyright 1988
Granada Television Limited

Written by 
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle

Jeremy Brett (1933-1995) as Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke (1932-2011) as Dr Watson
Raymond Adamson (1920-2002) as Sir Charles Baskerville
Alastair Duncan (1958- ) as Dr. Mortimer
Fiona Gillies as Beryl Stapleton

Directed by Brian Mills (1933-2006)


  1. Scott - To me, Jeremy Brett was Sherlock Holmes.

  2. Same for me. Back in the day I would look forward to catching each episode on PBS.

  3. Scott, I have never seen any Sherlock Holmes stories with Jeremy Brett. They came out at a time that we were not watching television at all. We will try to remedy that. (I have not read any Sherlock Holmes either but I also plan to change that.)