42 Word Retrospective: Sherlock Holmes (BBC, 1968)

Sherlock Holmes

BBC, 1968

Sherlock Holmes (1968)

Peter Cushing rises above the BBC’s stinginess and inept adaptations to embody a Sherlock Holmes at once cerebral yet exuberant, aloof but socially aware. Nigel Stock’s Watson is something of a retired teddy bear and only six of sixteen episodes survive un-junked.

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