Sherlock Holmes is the greatest of all fictional detectives, as famous for his deerstalker pipe, as his legendary powers of observation and deduction. He is an aloof and private man driven by a fierce intellect that gives him astounding brilliance and unfathomable eccentricity in equal measure. Jeremy Brett, the definitive Holmes, stars in two beautiful adaptations taken from the classic ITV series.
The Three Gables Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Watson (Edward Hardwicke) are called upon to investigate a strange attempt to purchase an old lady's house and possessions, Holmes however becomes more interested in the recent death of her beloved grandson. The victim's former lover, a notorious social beauty is betrothed to a young Duke (Ben Pullen). Holmes concludes that the victim was murdered by thugs hired by the Duke, and has to use all his powers of detection and persuasion to avert disaster.
The Dying Detective A prominent banker dies suddenly from a rare tropical disease leaving his estate to his cousin Culverton Smith (Jonathan Hyde), and leaving his widow and four children homeless. Holmes' suspicions are aroused when a poisonous pack of tobacco from Culverton Smith arrives at Baker Street. Feigning death the great detective summons Smith to his bedside whereupon the suspect makes no attempt to deny Savage's murder.