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The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV serial)

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Written by Novel:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Alexander Baron
Directed by Peter Duguid
Starring Tom Baker
Terence Rigby
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Barry Letts

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982) is a British television serial directed by Peter Duguid and starring Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes and Terence Rigby as Doctor Watson. The serial is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.


This production of Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles was the second multi-part BBC adaptation,[1] following Peter Cushing's two-part episode for the 1968 television series. The 1982 serial was part of the BBC's Sunday Classics strand of period dramas and literary adaptations.

The serial was a reunion for star Tom Baker and producer Barry Letts who had worked together on Doctor Who.[2] The film aired as a four-part serial in 1982.[2] As the Fourth Doctor, Baker had appeared in a 1977 serial entitled "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" wherein the Doctor was dressed as Sherlock Holmes complete with deerstalker.[1][2]

Terence Rigby, who portrayed Watson in this production, later played Inspector Layton in the 1983 version of The Sign of Four featuring Ian Richardson as Sherlock Holmes.

The serial was shot in the BBC's Birmingham studios with exterior shots filmed on Dartmoor for film inserts.[1]



The opinions of viewers at the time was divided[3] and it has not fared better over time.[4][5]

Baker himself came to consider his performance a failure.[1]


The serial will be Release in Australia on 20/08/2014 by Madman Entertainment. Special features is a commentary by Tom Baker. Region 4.


  1. ^ a b c d Alan Barnes (2002). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. p. 69.  
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  4. ^ "A Study In Error: The Ten Worst Sherlock Holmes". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  5. ^ Allen Eyles (1986). Sherlock Holmes: A Centenary Celebration.  

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