These two made-for-TV-films feature the late Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as Doctor Watson, the best Holmes and Watson ever.
In The Devil's Foot, Holmes has been taken ill and travels to Cornwall with his friend to recover. However, his convalescence is violently interrupted, when two of his neighbours are driven mad, and their sister dies, from some unkown terror. Holmes and Watson put their own lives in danger in their attept to find the solution to the mystery.
This is one of the most memorable episodes in the series. Shot entirely on location in Cornwall, it was also one of the most expensive. Dramatised by Gary Hopkins.
Another expensive entry in the series was Silver Blaze, dramatised by a veteran of the series: John Hawkesworth. In this story Holmes again travels west, to Dartmoor, in search of a murderer and a missing race-horse.
This is one of Conan Doyles' most brilliant stories and it is expertly handled by Granada. Featuring Peter Barkworth in a memorable role as Colonel Ross.