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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Season 1
(4)8.11988Suitable with Parental Guidance

Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.

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1. The Empty House

Believed dead after his fatal encounter with Professor Moriarity three years earlier, Sherlock Holmes returns to England to foil a plot to murder him by a former Moriarity gang member.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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2. The Priory School

The headmaster of a prep school asks Holmes for help in investigating the disappearance of the only son of his patron, a rich and powerful duke who seems more worried about staying out of the public eye than finding his son.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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3. The Second Stain

Holmes is asked by the country's Prime Minister to aid in the recovery of a stolen diplomatic letter, which, if published, might lead England into war.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 50 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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4. The Musgrave Ritual

An obscure family document containing an enigmatic ritual holds the key to a hidden treasure if Holmes can decipher the mystery.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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5. The Abbey Grange

Holmes is called to a manor house to investigate the brutal murder of a country lord with a fireplace poker and reconcile the story of his bruised and battered wife with the facts.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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6. The Man with the Twisted Lip

Responding to a grieving wife, Holmes investigates the apparent murder of her husband in an apartment above an opium den.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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7. The Six Napoleons

Inspector Lastrade is baffled by senseless thefts in which a small bust of Napoleon is the only thing taken which is then broken into pieces by the thief. Holmes sees a sinister purpose that is confirmed when an Italian immigrant with Mafia connections is found with his throat cut at the latest robbery.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 1 January 1986
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8. Sign of Four

Mary Morstan asks Holmes for help regarding her sea captain father who disappeared 10 years ago. Since then she receives a valuable pearl by post from an unknown person every year. Holmes and Watson become embroiled in a complex case involving a lost treasure belonging to four convicts.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes Release date: 1 January 1987
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9. The Devil's Foot

Suffering from depression Holmes is resting in Cornwall with Watson. He becomes interested in the case of a women who dies from apoplexy while dementia hits her two brothers. Holmes investigates those involved: an estranged third brother, the local vicar and an African explorer.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 1 January 1988
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10. Silver Blaze

Colonel Ross asks Holmes to investigate the disappearance of his racehorse Silver Blaze. His stable was visited by a gambler wanting info on a race but is turned away by the groom. He's drugged, the horse disappears and the trainer bludgeoned on a moor. Suspicion falls on the gambler. But where's the horse?

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: 1 January 1988
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11. Wisteria Lodge

Holmes agrees to investigate the story of an amateur cartographer who was staying with a Spanish map enthusiast but woke to find his host and servants missing. When the Spaniard is found bludgeoned to death, his servant is suspected by police but Holmes has other ideas.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 1 January 1988
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12. Bruce Partington Plan

After a civil servant at the Naval Patent Office is found with his head crushed, Holmes' brother Mycroft enlists his help. The man has stolen 10 top secret plans for a state of the art submarine but only seven are found on his body. Holmes must find the three critically important missing blueprints.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 1 January 1988

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13. The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the fog-bound moor under mysterious circumstances and rumour abound about a demonic house. When the American heir arrives to take possession, a family friend calls in our sleuthing duo to find out why the dog didn't bark.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes Release date: 1 January 1988
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Cast and Crew

Jeremy Brett

Edward Hardwicke

Eric Porter


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