Sherlock Holmes (1965)

Season 1 Episode 10

Charles Augustus Milverton

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Aired Saturday 8:35 PM Apr 24, 1965 on BBC
8.0
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Charles Augustus Milverton
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Lady Eva Blackwell asks Holmes to retrieve some compromising correspondence from Charles Augustus Milverton, who is blackmailing her ahead of her planned wedding.

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  • Holmes tackles a blackmailer, but he is not the only one who wants to stop him.

    8.0
    This was a most satisfactory episode of this now-dated but quite enjoyable series. It's the softly insinuating, dentist's-drill voice of Barry Jones as the blackmailer Milverton which lends such a chilling aspect to his performance. Piercing eyes behind large-lens glasses belie his Pickwickian appearance, and we believe absolutely that this human reptile might be capable of anything. Jones, then well into his seventies and nearing retirement, was an outstanding character actor who had had a few years in Hollywood in the 1950s; films often saw him playing rather dubious fellows, such as the scientist who threatens to blow up London in "Seven Days To Noon". The episode wisely doesn't try to expand on Conan Doyle's story, a mistake made by the later version (retitled "The Master Blackmailer") in the more renowned ITV series starring Jeremy Brett.moreless
Barry Jones (I)

Barry Jones (I)

Charles Augustus Milverton

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Stephanie Bidmead

Stephanie Bidmead

Lady Farningham

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Tony Steedman

Tony Steedman

Lord Farningham

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Peter Madden

Peter Madden

Inspector Lestrade

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