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Hands of a Murderer

Hands of a Murderer
Directed by Stuart Orme
Written by Charles Edward Pogue
Starring Edward Woodward
John Hillerman
Music by Colin Towns
Cinematography Ken Westbury
Release dates
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time 90 minutes
Language English

Hands of a Murderer (1990) is a British television film directed by Stuart Orme, starring Edward Woodward as Sherlock Holmes and John Hillerman as Dr. John H. Watson.


  • Production 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Filmed in England in association with Yorkshire Television,[1] the film premiered on CBS on May 16, 1990.[1]

The screenplay was written by Charles Edward Pogue who had penned the earlier Ian Richardson Sherlock Holmes films, The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles.



Reviews for the film were decidedly mixed. People gave the film a B review in its "picks and pans" column.[2] Matthew E. Bunson in his Encyclopedia Sherlockiana opined "this is a surprisingly disappointing production despire the best efforts of all concerned and lavish attention to detail."[3] Alan Barnes in Sherlock Holmes on Screen wrote that the film "is no more than a number of high-concept set-pieces linked by the flimsiest of stories."[1]


  1. ^ a b c Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. pp. 57–58.  
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Hands of a Murderer".  
  3. ^ Matthew E. Bunson (1997). Encyclopedia Sherlockiana. Macmillan. p. 100.  

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