The original Sherlock Holmes stories

Holmes, Watson and their world

Arthur Conan Doyle, the author

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England, the Victorian era

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Teaching Sherlock Holmes

How to write a term paper

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['Peter Cushing points the way']

Peter Cushing as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Watson appeared in 15 episodes made for BBC television in 1968. (Nine years earlier, Cushing had starred in a full-length film of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” for the horror factory Hammer Films.) Says one enthusist now: “He really captured Holmes's nervous energy (perhaps better than any other actor in my opinion) and subtle humor and playfulness. Plus he really looked like Holmes with his roman nose, gaunt cheeks, long face, and strident voice.” Of seasonal interest, Cushing's “The Blue Carbuncle” is available online.
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