Tuesday, November 26, 2013

And You Thought Holmes Was Unrivaled

Sherlock had competition, all right, as this television series proves:
Ah, the marvels of DVD! Just two years ago, 'The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes' was lost to the world, an intriguing entry on the IMDB with little information available about the production. I’d long cherished Hugh Greene’s collections of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle’s contemporaries, and was intrigued to see that some of them had been adapted for television. But I didn’t think I’d ever have the chance to see them. Today, thanks to Acorn here in the US and Network in the UK, both seasons of Thames Television’s 'The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes' are now available in their entirety–and what a discovery they are. — Tanner
Tanner on DOUBLE O SECTION has reviews here, here, and here. IMDb has more. If you're in a buying mood, you can get the series in two sets here and here, but—if you live in Australia, you lucky people—in one set here.

Category: Detective fiction

2 comments:

  1. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was a fabulous series, dating from those far-off days when British television was still watchable.

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    1. Those were the days when the Beeb seemed to be more concerned with entertaining the audience and less involved in propagandizing them.

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