The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (23)

  • Holmes: What one man can invent, another can discover.

  • Watson: Elementary, my dear Holmes.

  • Watson: You evidently saw more in those rooms than was visible to me, Holmes.
    Holmes: No… but I probably deduced a little more.

  • Holmes: I'm very sorry, Watson, but it seems to be the common lot this morning.
    Watson: What?
    Sherlock: Mrs. Hudson has been roused. She retorted on me, and I on you.
    Watson: But it's only a quarter past seven! What is it? A fire?
    Holmes: No, no. A client.

  • Helen Stoner:

    "It is not cold which makes me shiver, Mr Holmes, it is terror."

  • Holmes: My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know.

  • Holmes: Your goose came here. It laid an egg - after it was dead! It was the bonniest, brightest little blue egg you have ever seen. I have it - the game's up!

  • Sherlock: Gentlemen: would you please join me in the call of "fire"? One, two, three: fire!
    Constables: (Halfheartedly) Fire.
    Sherlock: We can do better than that. Full voice. And together. All: Fire!

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Notes (78)

  • This episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story A Scandal in Bohemia which first appeared in The Strand magazine in July, 1891.

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  • This episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story The Adventure of the Dancing Men which first appeared in The Strand magazine in December, 1903.

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  • This episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story The Naval Treaty which first appeared in The Strand magazine in two parts in October and November, 1893.

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  • This episode is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, which first appeared in Colliers magazine in December, 1903.

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Trivia (14)

  • In a change from the usual format, this episode's end titles play as the camera pans away from the Cubitt house, as the characters depart.

  • The end credits for this episode begin with a shot of Henry Wood sitting by a fire and finish with a montage of drawings showing the events of the story.

  • The end credits for this episode appear over a reprise of Holmes attacking Roylott's swamp-adder.

  • This episode features the first of four appearances by Charles Gray as Holmes' brother Mycroft.

  • The end credits for this episode begin over a view of Holmes walking away down a misty railway platform.

  • First appearance of Colin Jeavons as Inspector Lestrade.

  • The end credits for this episode appear initially over a scene as John Hector McFarlane returns to his family home.

  • The end credits for this episode play across a scene where Doctor Watson is deciding what title to give to the latest case.

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Allusions (1)

  • ccomley writes - George Costigan's performance would appear to have been heavily influenced by the great Peter Lorre.