The Case of the Mirror of Portugal

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
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The Case of the Mirror of Portugal

The Case of the Mirror of Portugal is the 6th episode in season 1 of the BBC TV series: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Aired on 25 october 1971. 50 min.

Horace Dorrington is a fictionnal character created by Arthur Morrison in 1897.

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Plot summary

When a priceless gem comes within grasp, detective Horace Dorrington cuts more than a few corners to get his hands on it. But he battles a surprisingly worthy adversary from an unexpected quarter, one as ruthless and determined as himself.


  • Horace Dorrington : Peter Vaughan
  • Farrish : Kenneth Colley
  • Miss Parrot : Petronella Barker
  • Hamer : Paul Eddington
  • Maria Hamer : Ingrid Hafner
  • Léon Bouvier : Oscar Quitak
  • Jacques Bouvier : Michael Forrest
  • Madame Bouvier : Nancy Nevinson
  • Solomons : Arnold Diamond
  • Inspector Brent : Lloyd Lamble
  • Harkness : Michael Nightingale
  • Nephew George : Jeremy Irons
  • Young Man : Jeremy Mason
  • Boy : Michael Burroughs
  • Maid : Alison Hughes


  • Director : Mike Vardy
  • Screenplay : Julian Bond
  • Producers : Robert Love, Lloyd Shirley
  • Music : Robert Sharples