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Sherlock Holmes (TV series 1984-1994)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

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Music intro of the TV series by Patrick Gowers


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 typical scenes.

In 1981, producer Michael Cox, fervent admirer of Arthur Conan Doyle, suggested to Granada that the original Sherlock Holmes stories should be adapted to the television for the first time in color. 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 62 Sherlock Holmes stories written by Conan Doyle. Only 41 of them have been filmed. During the first and second seasons, the part of Watson was played by David Burke. From the third season and until the end, he was replaced by Edward Hardwicke.



The saga of the Sherlock Holmes series


Episode list

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Season 1 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)


Season 2 : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1985)


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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


TV movie (1987)


Season 4 : The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1988)


TV movie (1988)


The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Season 5 : The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991)


TV movies (1992-1993)


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Season 6 : The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)








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