Sherlock Holmes

 (27)7.61985TV-14
Adapted from Conan Doyle's original stories and novels, Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett), one of the world's greatest and most popular fictional detectives, investigates 13 baffling cases.
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Suspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. A Scandal In Bohemia
    April 23, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Scandal threatens a foreign power, and Holmes is beaten by a woman's wit.
  2. 2. The Dancing Men
    April 30, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Holmes helps to track down the person sending frightening messages to a man's wife.
  3. 3. The Naval Treaty
    May 7, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A clerk's career looks to be in jeopardy when a secret document in his charge is stolen.
  4. 4. The Solitary Cyclist
    May 14, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Young music teacher Violet Smith tells Holmes of her concerns over a mysterious cyclist
  5. 5. A Crooked Man
    May 21, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Holmes and Watson investigate the death of a man whose wife is accused of killing him.
  6. 6. The Speckled Band
    May 28, 1984
    53min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman asks Holmes for help after her stepfather moves her into her late sister's room.
  7. 7. The Blue Carbuncle
    June 4, 1984
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Holmes investigates when a famous gem known as the Blue Carbuncle is stolen.
  8. 8. The Copper Beeches
    August 24, 1985
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman gets a job offer that requires her to cut her chestnut hair and sit by a window.
  9. 9. The Greek Interpreter
    August 31, 1985
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A young Greek man is kidnapped by a gang and forced to interpret for a them.
  10. 10. The Norwood Builder
    September 7, 1985
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Holmes investigates a death in a fire and suspects the beneficiary of the victim's will.
  11. 11. The Resident Patient
    September 14, 1985
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A doctor's concern about one of his benefactors turns out to be well-founded.
  12. 12. The Redheaded League
    September 21, 1985
    52min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    What seems to be a harmless prank played on a red-haired man is revealed to be much more.
  13. 13. The Final Problem
    September 28, 1985
    51min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Holmes follows his arch-enemy Moriarty to Switzerland.

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Season year
1985
Network
BritBox
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
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Beth and JohnReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
More true to the original stories than some others and highly entertaining if you love a well-constructed mystery!
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Brett and Burke, much more believable as Holmes and Watson than Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, although I would rate them as equally entertaining each in their own way. Rathbone's Holmes was far less believable with his many easily penetrated disguises while the bumbling Watson couldn't have been trusted to doctor a dead horse. But a lot of fun nonetheless. And, of course, Jeremy Brett and Burke are making a TV series, not a war-time set of movies which sets them apart but, in addition to making Holmes more believable and far more cerebral, they are a much more interesting team who make Holmes much more as he was in The Strand, a true mystery, not a joke.

Also, a top hat is much more believable for a Victorian gentleman than a Deer Stalker.
25 people found this helpful
KiraNyresReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Simply fantastic
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By far the best interpretation of Sherlock Holmes to ever grace the small screen. Jeremy Brett is fantastic as Sherlock, the costumes the scenery and period decor are without equal. Each story is true to Sir Arthur's original writings. After watching these on pbs for years I'm thrilled to finally have them in digital format for streaming. I highly recommend.
20 people found this helpful
LaraReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
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Brett is the one and only Holmes. David Burke and Edward Hardwicke do a wonderful job as Watson. Brilliant acting and adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's books. Just very, very true to the books. Why anyone watches anyone else portraying Holmes or the Sherlock Holmes garbage movies/tv shows with varied "interpretations" these days is beyond me.
14 people found this helpful
LynneReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Jeremy Brett is excellent as Sherlock Holmes- this series is the reason I subscribed to Britbox.
11 people found this helpful
PGallReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
video out of sync with audio
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Good show, but the video is out of sync with the audio. Not a problem with my computer, as other shows are in sync.
5 people found this helpful
Jack RiceReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jeremy Brett wins the tie breaker
As the misanthropic Edwardian eccentric, Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett both fill the role of Sherlock Holmes to perfection and are scrumptious to watch. What breaks the tie is Watson. The suits made a huge mistake of playing Nigel Bruce's Watson as a comic sidekick to Rathbone's Holmes, though Bruce was perfectly capable of playing an intelligent Watson. Edward Hardwicke got to play Watson right, so if Sherlock Holmes means Holmes and Watson, then Brett and Hardwicke are hands-down the best.
7 people found this helpful
S. WitzReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jeremy Brett is a fantastic Sherlock!
Jeremy Brett is the best Sherlock in my view, and this particular production is so well done--the scenes and other characters are excellent. I remember this well when watching it first in the 1980s and it's so much fun to watch it now these many years later. Thank you Britbox!
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K. IsaacsonReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best and most canonical presentation of the stories
I'm old enough to remember seeing old movies starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes; good, but not great. This series with Jeremy Brett (who fought to keep the series true to the stories) rings true; Brett's interpretation of Holmes brings the quirkiness of a brilliant character to life. Arthur Conan Doyle's son once said to his father that Dr. Joseph Bell was the deductive side of Holmes, and that his father was the personality behind the world's only consulting private detective...Dame Jean Conan Doyle wrote Brett a note and said he was 'the Holmes of her childhood'. Remember, too, that Doyle wrote about forensic pathology back when 'criminal detection' consisted of rounding up whoever was in the vicinity (an example being Blue Carbuncle). Very worth watching!
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