From the BFI: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes


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From the British Film Institute:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

4-DVD Set 


Starring Douglas Wilmer & Nigel Stock

Black & White.  Years: 1964-5. Running Time approx: 650mins.

Regarded by many to be the best incarnation of the Baker Street sleuth, Douglas Wilmer gives a career-defining performance in this celebrated series, possibly the closest to Conan Doyleís original vision there has ever been. Appearing alongside Wilmer, as Holmesí loyal companion Dr John Watson, was the great Nigel Stock. The supporting cast included Clochemerle star Peter Madden as Inspector Lestrade, TV veteran Derek Francis as Mycroft Holmes and guest stars including Peter Wyngarde (Department S, The Innocents) and Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who). Presented for the first time on UK DVD, this long-awaited release includes an array of fascinating special features, including two reconstructions of partially-surviving episodes, an alternative presentation of the Detectives pilot, an alternative title sequence, an interview with Douglas Wilmer and a number of newly-recorded audio commentaries.

Extras: Original 1964 Detectives pilot episode The Speckled Band. All surviving episodes from the 1965 series. Alternative Spanish audio presentation of The Speckled Band. Alternative title sequence for The Illustrious Client. The Abbey Grange episode reconstruction, with a newly-filmed sequence with Douglas Wilmer reading the first half of the story, followed by surviving original footage. The Bruce-Partington Plans episode reconstruction, using surviving original footage and shooting scripts. Douglas WilmerÖ on Television (2012, Simon Harries, 22 mins): the actor discusses his career in British film and television. Five audio commentaries, with contributions from Douglas Wilmer and directors Peter Cregeen and Peter Sasdy, all moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke. Fully illustrated booklet with essays and full episode credits.

Price £25.00 with free UK postage.

Additional information

Weight .505 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 3.0 cm