Sir Arthur Conran Doyle's Legendary hero, Sherlock Holmes faces the beast of Dartmoor in his most chilling thriller. Approached to secure the safety of Sir Charles Baskerville's young heir, the great detective sends his friend Dr Watson to commence the investigation. As the howls of the terrifying beast echo across the windswept, fog-bound expanse of moor and marsh, he struggles to unveil the mysterious knot of myth, deceit, menace and terror which has cursed the Baskerville family for so long. It is not until some time later that he discovers that Holmes has secretly been out on the moor too....
Footsteps of a Gigantic Hound.
- The Hound of the Baskervilles review by Steve Mason
The sort of made for tv production created for the Christmas schedules,which may well be the best version of this old favourite.
The plot moves forward at a good pace, cheerfully waving past any inconsistencies. All performances are likable, with Richard E Grant a stand out. The Cornish setting is used well, with good period detail.
And there is some genuine suspense and a few thrills.
A must for Holmes enthusiasts, a well crafted and enjoyable diversion for others.