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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 

Adaptations of mystery stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre.
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1973   1971  
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Series cast summary:
Peter Barkworth ...  Martin Hewitt 2 episodes, 1971
Peter Vaughan ...  Dorrington 2 episodes, 1971
Douglas Wilmer ...  Prof. Van Dusen 2 episodes, 1973
Ronald Hines ...  Jonathan Pryde 2 episodes, 1971
Cyd Hayman ...  Laura Stanley / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Derek Smith Derek Smith ...  Henry Jacobs / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Kenneth Colley ...  Farrish 2 episodes, 1971
Petronella Barker Petronella Barker ...  Miss Parrot 2 episodes, 1971
John Nettleton ...  Admiral Christador / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ...  Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
James Cairncross James Cairncross ...  Briggs / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ...  Fat man / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Robert Hartley Robert Hartley ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Edward Dentith ...  Sir Edward Markham / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ...  Dr. Ewing / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Michael Cashman ...  Asst. Purser Robbins / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
John Dawson John Dawson ...  Inspector Fullalove / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
John Gatrell ...  Jeweller / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Barry Ashton Barry Ashton ...  Buller's Bank Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Joe Dunlop Joe Dunlop ...  P.C. Oates / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Susanna East ...  Girl 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Maurice Quick Maurice Quick ...  Magistrate / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
Robert Webber Robert Webber ...  Clergyman / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
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A series comprised of mysteries written by Conan Doyle's contemporaries. Many of these authors were virtually unknown to modern audiences, although all of the detectives portrayed had appeared in popular on-going series of short stories or novels. "Rivals" featured the only dramatizations to date of such period characters as Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine" and W. H. Hodgson's "Carnacki The Ghost Finder". Written by Doug Ferrar <dferrar@earthlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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This series was largely adapted from a collection of then obscure, but genuine Victorian short stories collated and edited by Hugh Greene, who is also credited as the series creator. He was a retired Director General of the BBC and the brother of Graham Greene. See more »

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Quite good but so very ancient by today's standards.
24 July 2019 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

These are very interesting stories, told in a very literate manner. Most are understandable, others are very obtusely written. The acting is very good but more suited for British theater rather than TV. The production standards are very dated, and the heavy use of "greasepaint" type makeup is distracting, especially in the harsh lighting. However, since the episodes are not connected, it's a good series to insert in your streaming queue and pull out an episode when your own queue is thin on the ground, and you need something to watch.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Соперники Шерлока Холмса See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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