The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Series
Genre: Crime
Premiere: 1971
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Sessons: 2
Full Episodes: 26
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Full Show Summary

This British TV series, shot almost entirely on videotape, dramatized short mystery fiction by authors who were contemporaries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many of these authors were virtually unknown to modern audiences, although all of the detectives portrayed had appeared in popular ongoing series of short stories or novels. "Rivals" featured the only dramatizations to date of such period characters as Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine" and W. H. Hodgson's "Carnacki The Ghost Finder". Production values were high, although the limitations of early '70's video technology are painfully obvious. The casts included the cream of British television's character actors, featuring a few faces that will be recognizable to American audiences.
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Date Aired The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Episodes
Season 1
20 September 1971 Season 1, Episode 1: A Message from the Deep Sea
27 September 1971 Season 1, Episode 2: The Missing Witness Sensation
04 October 1971 Season 1, Episode 3: The Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle and Tire Co.
11 October 1971 Season 1, Episode 4: The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds
18 October 1971 Season 1, Episode 5: The Horse of the Invisible
25 October 1971 Season 1, Episode 6: The Case of the Mirror of Portugal
01 November 1971 Season 1, Episode 7: Madame Sara
08 November 1971 Season 1, Episode 8: The Case of the Dixon Torpedo
15 November 1971 Season 1, Episode 9: The Woman in the Big Hat
22 November 1971 Season 1, Episode 10: The Affair of the Tortoise
29 November 1971 Season 1, Episode 11: The Assyrian Rejuvenator
02 December 1971 Season 1, Episode 12: The Ripening Rubies
09 December 1971 Season 1, Episode 13: The Case of Laker, Absconded
Season 2
29 January 1973 Season 2, Episode 1: The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway
05 February 1973 Season 2, Episode 2: Five Hundred Carats
12 February 1973 Season 2, Episode 3: Cell 13
19 February 1973 Season 2, Episode 4: The Secret of the Manifique
26 February 1973 Season 2, Episode 5: The Absent-Minded Coterie
04 March 1973 Season 2, Episode 6: The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst
11 March 1973 Season 2, Episode 7: The Superfluous Finger
18 March 1973 Season 2, Episode 8: Anonymous Letters
26 March 1973 Season 2, Episode 9: The Moabite Cypher
02 April 1973 Season 2, Episode 10: The Secret of the Foxhunter
09 April 1973 Season 2, Episode 11: The Missing Q.C.s
16 April 1973 Season 2, Episode 12: The Looting of the Species Room
23 April 1973 Season 2, Episode 13: The Mystery of the Amber Beads