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Title The rivals of Sherlock Holmes. Set 1 [(DVD) videorecording] / Freemantle Media Enterprises ; a Thames Television production ; produced by Robert Love and Jonathan Alwyn ; stories by R. Austin Freeman, Ernest Bramah, Arthur Morrison, Guy Boothby, William Hope Hodgson, L.T. Meade, Robert Eustace, Baroness Orczy, Clifford Ashdown, Max Pemberton ; dramatized by Philip Mackie, Julian Bond, Anthony Stevens, Stuart Hood, Alan Cooke, Bill Craig, Anthony Skene ; directed by James Goddard, Jonathan Alwyn, Kim Mills, Alan Cooke, Mike Vardy, Piers Haggard, Bill Bain.

Publication Info. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2009]
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Description 4 videodiscs (approximately 654 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast John Neville, Robert Stephens, Peter Vaughan, Roy Dotrice, Donald Pleasence, John Fraser, Ronald Hines, Elvi Hale, Peter Barkworth, Donald Sinden, Robert Lang, Jeremy Irons.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Dr. Thorndyke is an early proponent of forensic investigation; and there is the blind gumshoe Mac Carrados; and gentleman thief Simon Carne; and Mr. Carnacki who is a detective of the occult. These men pit their wits against the best that London's underworld has to offer. Victorian London was a boon for crooks and a bane to Scotland Yard, whose job it was to keep the city safe from criminals.
Contents Vol. one. Episode 1: A message from the deep sea -- Episode 2: The missing witness sensation -- Episode 3: The affair of the Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co. Ltd. -- Episode 4: The Duchess of Wiltshire's diamonds.
Vol. two. Episode 5: The horse of the invisible -- Episode 6: The case of the mirror of Portugal -- Episode 7: Madame Sara.
Vol. three. Episode 8: The case of the Dixon Torpedo -- Episode 9: The woman in the big hat -- Episode 10: The affair of the tortoise.
Vol. four. Episode 11: The Assyrian rejuvenator -- Episode 12: The ripening rubies -- Episode 13: The case of Laker, absconded.
Note Special features: Volume one: Profiles of Dr. Thorndyke, Max Carrados, Horace Dorrington, and Simon Carne. Vol. two: Profiles of Carnacki and Dixon Druce. Vol. three: Profiles of Martin Hewitt/Jonathan Pryde and Lady Molly. Vol. four: Profiles of Romney Pringle and Bernard Sutton.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Thorndyke, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Private investigators -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminal investigation -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminal behavior -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminals -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Detective and mystery television programs.
Television crime shows.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television series.
Added Author Love, Robert.
Alwyn, Jonathan.
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943.
Bramah, Ernest, 1869?-1942.
Morrison, Arthur, 1863-1945.
Boothby, Guy, 1867-1905.
Hodgson, William Hope, 1877-1918.
Meade, L. T.
Eustace, Robert.
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947.
Ashdown, Clifford.
Pemberton, Max, 1863-1950.
Mackie, Philip.
Bond, Julian, 1930-
Steven, Anthony.
Hood, Stuart.
Cooke, Alan.
Craig, Bill.
Skene, Anthony, 1924-2000.
Goddard, Jim.
Mills, Kim.
Vardy, Mike.
Haggard, Piers, 1939-
Bain, Bill.
Neville, John, 1925-2011.
Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995.
Vaughan, Peter, 1923-
Dotrice, Roy, 1925-
Pleasence, Donald.
Fraser, John, 1931-
Hines, Ronald.
Hale, Elvi.
Barkworth, Peter.
Sinden, Donald.
Lang, Robert, 1934-2004.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
Freemantle Home Entertainment (Firm)
Thames Television, ltd.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Added Title Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (Television program)
Standard No. 054961828197
Music No. AMP-8281 Acorn Media
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