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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)

The Hound of the Baskervilles





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David Attwood directs this BBC-produced TV movie version of the oft-filmed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The story concerns a young Sir Henry Baskerville (Matt Day), who is heir to an estate and threatened by an ancient family curse. Shot on-location at the Isle of Man, the eerie Baskerville Hall seems to be haunted by the ghost of a dog. Richard Roxburgh plays Sherlock Holmes, Ian Hart plays Dr. John Watson, and Richard E. Grant plays Stapleton.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Aug 19, 2008
WGBH Boston


Richard Roxburgh
as Sherlock Holmes
Ian Hart
as Dr. John Watson
Richard E. Grant
as Jack Stapleton
John Nettles
as Dr. James Mortimer
Matt Day
as Sir Henry Baskervill...
Neve McIntosh
as Beryl Stapleton
Geraldine James
as Mrs. Mortimer
Ron Cook
as Barrymore
Liza Tarbuck
as Mrs. Barrymore
Peter Roberts
as Sir Charles Baskervi...
Danny Webb
as Inspector Lestrade
Daniel Webb
as Insp. Lestrade
Jim Norton
as Coroner
Tom Freeman
as Father Christmas
Malcolm Shields
as Christmas Pageant Kn...
Eddie Brittain
as Christmas Pageant Ho...
Jeremy Brett
as Sherlock Holmes
Donald Bisset
as Manservant
Neil Duncan
as Dr. Mortimer
James Faulkner
as Stapleton
Fiona Gillies
as Beryl Stapleton
Edward Hardwicke
as Dr. John Watson
Don McKillop
as Vicar of Grimpen
Ronald Pickup
as Barrymore
Kristoffer Tabori
as Sir Henry Baskervill...
Myrtle Devenish
as Postmistress
Rosemary McHale
as Mrs. Barrymore
Elizabeth Spender
as Laura Lyons
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Critic Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles

All Critics (1)

A respectful, interesting, and worthwhile adaptation

Full Review… | October 23, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles


An excellent reworking of this Sherlock Holmes story. Ian Hart's Watson is a strong, capable and intelligent character and Holmes is a walking computer and virtual emotional cripple. Richard E Grant is an excellent foil to Richard Roxburgh's Holmes. Great attention is paid to getting the Moor, The Mire and the Hound eerily right - not since the 1939 Rathbone version has this been achieved to such CRUCIAL effect. My only complaint is the nudge, nudge; wink, wink credit the production gives to the modern myth of homosexual undertones which was never even suggested in Conan Doyles original work.

The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer

Decent acting. Another drug addicted Holmes, and beautiful locations. Gave it an extra half star for having a nice DVD home menu.

Julie Gray

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