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The Last Vampyre 

Sherlock Holmes investigates strange and tragic happenings in a village that appear linked to a man who seems to be like a vampire.

Director:

Tim Sullivan

Writers:

Jeremy Paul (screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle (segment) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Brett ... Sherlock Holmes
Edward Hardwicke ... Doctor Watson
Roy Marsden ... John Stockton
Keith Barron ... Rob Ferguson
Yolanda Vazquez Yolanda Vazquez ... Carlotta (as Yolanda Vasquey)
Maurice Denham ... Reverend Merridew
Richard Dempsey ... Jack
Juliet Aubrey ... Dolores
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... Michael
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Mrs Mason
Peter Geddis Peter Geddis ... Mr Gresty
Kate Lansbury ... Mrs Gresty
Maria Redmond Maria Redmond ... Vera Gresty
Freddie Jones ... Pedlar
Hilary Mason ... Miss Ruddock
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Storyline

Sherlock Holmes agrees to investigate suspected murders in a village whose ancestors had killed a prominent family a century ago that they thought were vampires. These deaths appear to be linked to a descendant of that family, a man who seems to have something malevolently supernatural about him, much like a vampire itself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The building on fire at the start of the episode is Guys Cliffe House in Warwick. Unfortunately the pyrotechnics were too powerful and gutted the famous landmar. See more »

Goofs

There was no Sherlock Holmes story called 'the last vampire' there was one called the 'Sussex vampire' which this story is loosely based, See more »

Quotes

Doctor Watson: I'm sorry if I've caused you pain.
Carlotta: Why not? You're a doctor.
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Soundtracks

Ring a Ring o' Roses
or "Ring Around the Rosie" (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung to Jack by Children on the Street
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What Was Wrong With the Story?
17 February 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I guess the powers that be behind the Granada Holmes series didn't have enough of a story to tie up two hours when adapting the Sussex Vampire from the original canon. It sort of pulls the characters from the story and some of the basic plot, but beyond that, it is an entirely new plot. It's also exceedingly dumb. At least it banks on a group of characters who live by all sorts of foolish bits of knowledge, it drags Peru into the mix again, and proves that Holmes still rejects the supernatural as an explanation for murderous intent. I could see that the the series was coming to an end when the producers decided Conan-Doyle just wasn't up to the task.


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