The Assyrian Rejuvenator

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The Assyrian Rejuvenator

The Assyrian Rejuvenator is the 11th episode in season 1 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 29 november 1971. 50 min.

Romney Pringle is a fictional character created by R. Austin Freeman (aka Clifford Ashdown) in 1902.

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Plot summary

Inflated claims about the powers of an expensive elixir put private investigator Romney Pringle in pursuit of a ruthless con man. The trckster has reason to believe that his customers won't complain, but Pingle sets out to destroy the crooked business.


  • Romney Pringle : Donald Sinden
  • Colonel Sandstream : Michael Bates
  • Suzie Sheperd : Jo Rowbottom
  • Henry Jacobs : Derek Smith
  • Doris Pratt : Alethea Charlton
  • Sergeant Hawkins : Victor Platt
  • Mr. Roberts : Frank Williams
  • Photographer : John Evitts
  • Stage doorkeeper : Leslie Bryant
  • Dresser : Betty Cardno

  • Director : Jonathan Alwyn
  • Screenplay : Julian Bond
  • Producers : Robert Love, Lloyd Shirley
  • Music : Robert Sharples