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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a TV crime drama series made by Granada Television for ITV between 1984 and 1994 and starred Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. There were nine series comprising of 41 episodes with various series titles... 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes', 'The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes' and 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes', plus 5 feature length specials.

In addition to the ITV series, there was a series of 6 episodes titled "Sherlock Holmes" (1951 BBC) starring Alan Wheatley; a series of 39 episodes titled "Sherlock Holmes" (1954 to 1955) starring Ronald Howard; a series of 13 episodes titled "Sherlock Holmes" (1965) that starred Douglas Wilmer and a second series of 16 episodes titled "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes" (1968) that starred Peter Cushing* (both produced by the BBC); a series of 24 episodes titled "Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson" (1979 - 1980) starring Geoffrey Whitehead, only ever broadcast in the US and featured some re-made episodes from the 1954 series; a four-part series titled "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1982 BBC) starring Tom Baker; an eight-part series titled "Young Sherlock : The Mystery of the Manor House" (1982 ITV) starring Guy Henry; four series titled "Sherlock" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and seven series titled "Elementary" starring Jonny Lee Miller (the latter three series are featured in their own book galleries). In 1983 there was a children's TV spin-off series titled "The Baker Street Boys" that ran for just eight episodes and featured a gang of street urchins who assisted Sherlock Holmes with some of his cases as well as some of their own - one novel was published. The same theme of a gang who helped Sherlock Holmes was the basis of a Netflix TV series called 'The Irregulars' aka The Baker Street Irregulars that ran for one season of eight episodes in 2021.

There was also a number of foreign TV series productions and a number of movies, notably the series of fourteen films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce between 1939 and 1946, "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (1976) starring Roger Moore and Patrick McNee, "Murder by Decree" (1979) starring Christopher Plummer, "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985) starring Nicholas Rowe, "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) and its sequel "Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows" (2011) both starring Robert Downey, Jr. and finally a made for DVD movie in 2010 starring Ben Snyder.

A very large number of books have been published with Jeremy Brett and other TV and film tie-in covers, including many of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original novels and several novels written by other authors. This gallery reflects just those I know about and
is still under construction.

*Peter Cushing also starred as Holmes in two movies, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959) and "The Masks of Death" (1984).

= In My Collection / = Not in My Collection

TV Tie-in Covers

Ballantine Books
Sparrow Books
Knight Books
1976

Sherlock Holmes in New York
1982

The Hound of the Baskervilles
1983

The Baker Street Boys

Harper Collins Books
Hardback

1984

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Dell Books

1985

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Penguin Books

1975

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
1987

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Grafton Books

1987

The Sign of Four
1988

The Hound of the Baskervilles
1988

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
1988

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Longman Books

1973

A Scandal in Bohemia
1987

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
1988

Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Warner Books

1993

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Heinemann Books - New Windmill Classics
Hardback

1995

The Hound of the Baskervilles
1995

Sherlock Holmes Stories

Barnes & Noble Books

1995

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Penguin Readers

1999

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories
1999

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Boscombe Pool
2000

A Scandal in Bohemia
2000

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
2000

Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2005

Three Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Oxford Bookworms Library

2007

Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son
2008

Sherlock Holmes and the Duke's Son

Jacio Publishing House (India)
English Paperbacks


2008

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2008

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
2008

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
2008

The Last Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
2008

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
2010

The Complete Long Stories of Sherlock Holmes
2010

The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Robert Hale Ltd Books
Hardback

2000

The Final Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
2007

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes
2008

The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes
2008

Sherlock Holmes in Russia
2010

Sherlock Holmes' Tibetan Adventure
2011

Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra
2013

The Annals of Sherlock Holmes

Annual

©1979

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson Annual 1980

Movie Tie-in Covers

Corgi Books
Ballantine Books
Dragon Grafton Books
1979

Murder By Decree
1979

Murder By Decree
1986

Young Sherlock Holmes

Oxford Bookworms Library

2001

Sherlock Holmes Two Plays
2003

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

Penguin Books

2001

The Adventures and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Barnes & Noble Books

2009

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2009

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Reference Books

1998

The World of Sherlock Holmes
(Carlton Books)
2002

Sherlock Holmes on Screen
(Reynolds & Hearn Ltd)

See also...

Sherlock Books Gallery / Elementary Books Gallery / Young Sherlock