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Sherlock Holmes (TV series 1984-1994)

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This is the complete guide to the Sherlock Holmes Granada series starring Jeremy Brett. By clicking on the title of each episode, you will find a summary of the adventure, a commentary on the episode, the full casting and a gallery with portraits of the performers and some representative scenes.

In 1981, producer Michael Cox, fervent admirer of Conan Doyle, suggested to Granada that Holmes stories be adapted from the page to the television screen. Firmly set on being scrupulously true to Conan Doyle, Michael Cox built Holmes and Watson Baker Street in Manchester with the utmost care. To embody the enigmatic, brilliant and eccentric sleuth, Cox chose Jeremy Brett who, according to him, had everything the part needed : « the voice, the presence, the energy, the bearing of a gentleman and the classical training. For the Hamlet of crime, » wrote Michael Cox in A Study in Celluloid, you need an actor who has played Hamlet.

Unfortunately, Granada and Jeremy Brett did not have time to complete the whole Canon (60 adventures). Only 41 of them have been filmed.

You will find below the English titles of the episodes and their French translation (unfortunately frequently fanciful, as usual). During the first and second seasons, the part of Watson was played by David Burke. From the third season on, he was replaced by Edward Hardwicke.



The saga of the Sherlock Holmes series


Episode list

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Saison 1 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)


Saison 2 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1985)


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Saison 3 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1987)


TV movie (1987)


Saison 4 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1988)


TV movie (1988)


The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Saison 5 : The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991)


TV movies (1992-1993)


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Saison 6 : The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)








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