The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

ITV (ended 1994)



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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

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Welcome to the Sherlock Holmes guide at This listing takes in several series (all made by Granada, between 1984 and 1994) in which the late Jeremy Brett played the great detective :- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, together with a number of specials. Granada Television had set themselves the task of filming every one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. A number of the mysteries were still waiting to be filmed at Jeremy Brett's death in 1995, but Granada decided not to continue without him.

Jeremy Brett

Jeremy Brett

Sherlock Holmes

Edward Hardwicke

Edward Hardwicke

Dr John Watson [ 1986 - 1994 ]

David Burke (I)

David Burke (I)

Dr John Watson [ 1984 - 1985 ]

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  • definition of sherlock holmes

    if someone says to you, sherlock holmes, then they mean this show. not a modern retooling but the very image that is conjured in your mind about the great detective
  • This one is a true classic and absolutely fabolous.

    To me Jeremy Brett is the one and only Sherlock Holmes. He is the guy I have in my head as I read the books. I was a bit miffed when Watson was changed after the Final problem, but it didn't really matter. Holmes and Watson are a pair that will live on no matter what. There are some hilarious moments in the show and my personal favorite is in 'The Solitary Cycklist' when Brett as Holmes fought with the moustahe guy. I like the CSI shows and Sherlock Started it all - Sherlock Holmes was the first CSI. Once again this is a show worth of your time.moreless
  • Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes. If there is such a thing as an episode having a weak story line, Jeremy more than makes up for it with his portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth.moreless

    Over the years, Sherlock Holmes has been played by many actors but Jeremy Brett didn't need to act the part, he was Sherlock. He was magnificent in the part but there was also a tragic side. Regular viewers could see Sherlock the character deteriorate mentally and physically right before their eyes. The sad part (and unknown to viewers of the show)was that Jeremy suffered the same deterioration in his personal life that he portrayed in his role as Sherlock. In his personal life, he struggled with depression which only deepened with the death of his second wife. Watching the episodes today, I enjoy a greater level of appreciation and understanding watching Sherlock/Jeremy battle personal demons. He played the part with such intensity and feeling that it will be hard to ever watch someone else act the part of Sherlock Holmes. We lost a wonderfully talented actor when Jeremy Brett passed away and for me, the role of Sherlock Holmes died with him.moreless
  • I began watching Sherlock Holmes when it aired on PBS. (PBS Mystery) Although I very much liked Basil Rathbone's portrayal of the famous detective; I soon began to admire Jeremy Brett's talented portrayal of my most favorite detective. I miss Mr Brett.moreless

    I believe I admire Sherlock Holmes because of his attention to details. Details that most people would overlook and may even think were unimportant. He had the most unique ability to solve every crime with very little fanfare. I also think that Sherlock Holmes' "detective style" can be seen in Detective Robert Goren. That's why I'm also a fan of Det. Goren as well. He researches and relies on facts and not too much on hunches. I regret very much that Mr. Jeremy Brett is no longer with us. But I never miss an episode of his broadcast on Sundays

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  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - closer to was Doyle wrote.

    This is one of my favorite shows. I really enjoyed Jeremy Brett's performance as Sherlock Holmes (though I wish they did make him a little closer to age as in the stories).

    The writing of the show is what makes it stand out it is closer to the original Sherlock Holmes tales and you even get to see Mycroft Holmes, who is rarely even talked about in most series. Charles Gray makes a very good Mycroft (even if he should of been a little more standoffish). I also love how they bring habits of Holmes into life, his early drug issues, he's a slob, grumpy and a lousy morning person but he can be very personable and even charming.moreless

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