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DVD-Review: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

With the most famous detective of them all getting quite popular again in the last years, I think it’s time to have a look back at Sherlock Holmes’ most faithful incarnation in the form of the brilliant Jeremy Brett. The first thirteen episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were first broadcast in 1984 not by the BBC, who had no interest in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories anymore, but by ITV. Their production company Granada had put together a first class team of writers, directors and actors to bring the master detective to life in a way nobody had attempted before. Today’s article is a translated and expanded version of an earlier German review about the DVDs released by Koch Media in 2005, but it also is an introduction to Granada’s Sherlock Holmes and its history, which will soon continue in more articles about the further episodes and movies of the series.

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