The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


Episode Guide
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984) Poster

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.7/10
17,551

Photos

  • Jeremy Brett in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • Jeremy Brett in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • Jeremy Brett and David Burke at an event for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • Joss Ackland and Natasha Richardson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creator:

John Hawkesworth

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


12 August 2004 | grdnbryc
I'm a total convert
I must confess that until a few years ago I fully believed in the deer-stalker wearing, beak-nosed incarnation of Sherlock Holmes as seen on bill-boards and children's cartoons. Then one night my father persuaded me to watch this series on TV and after that I just had to read the stories to find out what had happened.

Ever since then I have watched every Sherlock Holmes movie that ever came on TV just so I could shout abuse at it, all except this series. Of course it has its faults as does every good thing but there can be little denying that when it came to the casting of the lead it could have not been more perfect.

Brett brings such an energy to the part that is sorely missing in other adaptations. Few other Holmes's have thrown themselves onto dusty floorboards with such gusto or made the veins stand out on their brows in anger. He is deceptively charming and at the same time faintly unsettling, not to mention immensely funny at the correct moment. With him we get a Holmes who, it can be said, is a full human being, flawed but only in the way that a diamond may be flawed, that does not mean it is not still a diamond.

The supporting cast is also excellent with David Burke and Edward Hardewick providing slightly different but equally good Watson's.

Anyone who claims to be a great fan of the stories but does not like this adaptation should look again at the narratives and hang their heads in shame.

Critic Reviews



Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See our favorite trailers in under a minute, including a first look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the newest comedy from Amy Poehler.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com