Rent Sherlock Holmes (1968)

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10h 50min
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Regarded by many to be the best incarnation of the Baker Street sleuth, Douglas Wilmer gives a career-defining performance in this celebrated BBC series. The first story, 'The Speckled Band', was originally produced as part of the BBC drama strand Detective, but an entire series based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle soon followed. Holmes' loyal companion, Dr John Watson, is brilliantly played by the great Nigel Stock, while guest stars include the likes of Peter Wyngarde (Department S, The Innocents) and PatrickTroughton (Doctor Who).
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David Goddard, William Sterling
Alexander Baron, Arthur Conan Doyle, Giles Cooper, John Gould, Michael Hardwick, Mollie Hardwick, Richard Harris, Hugh Leonard, Stanley Miller, Harry Moore, Nicholas Palmer, Anthony Read, Jan Read, Bruce Stewart, Jennifer Stuart, Vincent Tilsley, Donald Tosh, Clifford Witting
BFI Video
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
Release Date:
Run Time:
650 minutes
English, Spanish
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Original 1964 Detective 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, featuring a newly filmed sequence of Douglas Wilmer reading the first half of the story, followed by all surviving original footage
  • The Bruce-Partington Plans episode reconstruction, using all surviving original footage and original shooting scripts
  • Douglas Wilmer... on Television (2012, Simon Harries, 22 mins): the iconic actor discusses his career in British film and television
  • Five audio commentaries, including contributions from Douglas Wilmer and celebrated directors Peter Cregeen and Peter Sasdy, all moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- The Speckled Band
- The Illustrious Client
- The Devil's Foot
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- The Copper Beeches
- The Red-Headed League
- The Abbey Grange
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- The Six Napoleons
- The Man with the Twisted Lip
- The Beryl Coronet
- The Bruce-Partington Plans
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Charles Augustus Milverton
- The Retired Colourman
- The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

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