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The Hounds of Baskerville 

Sherlock and John investigate the ghosts of a young man who has been seeing monstrous hounds out in the woods where his father died.


Paul McGuigan (as Paul Mcguigan)


Mark Gatiss, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Russell Tovey ... Henry Knight
Amelia Bullmore ... Dr. Stapleton
Clive Mantle ... Dr. Frankland
Simon Paisley Day ... Major Barrymore
Sasha Behar Sasha Behar ... Dr. Mortimer
Will Sharpe ... Corporal Lyons
Stephen Wight ... Fletcher
Gordon Kennedy ... Gary
Kevin Trainor ... Billy


Twenty years earlier, aged seven, young Henry Knight saw his father torn to pieces by a monstrous creature at Dewer's Hollow near their Dartmoor home. Now Henry has seen the footprints of a huge beast and suspects that the nearby Baskerville government research station is breeding mutant animals. Sherlock and John travel to the moor where local lad Fletcher organizes tourist walks cashing in on the legend of Dartmoor's spectral hound. Using false I.D. the pair infiltrate Baskerville and are challenged by secretive Major Barrymore but rescued by sympathetic Dr. Frankland, a friend to Henry. After Sherlock himself sees the monstrous creature he enlists the help of geneticist Dr. Stapleton to help him solve the mystery. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

13 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The dog in Hounds of Baskerville was named Whiskey after Mark Gatiss' own childhood dog. Kirstie's pet was an homage to Mark's husband Ian's childhood pet, a rabbit named Bluebell. See more »


Dr Watson should not have returned Corporal Lyons' salute. As a Captain in the British Army he would know that you never salute or return a salute when not in uniform. British and Commonwealth service personnel would just salute. They do not need to hold a salute while waiting for return salute as is the case with US personnel. See more »


Dr. John Watson: Nothing on the website?
Sherlock Holmes: [hands John his laptop] "Dear Mr. Sherlock Holmes, I can't find Bluebell anywhere. Please, please, please, can you help?"
Dr. John Watson: Bluebell?
Sherlock Holmes: A rabbit, John!
Dr. John Watson: Oh.
Sherlock Holmes: Ah, but there's more! Before Bluebell disappeared, it turned luminous. "Like a fairy," according to little Kirsty. Then the next morning, Bluebell was gone! Hutch still locked, no sign of a forced entry. What am I saying? This is brilliant. Phone Lestrade, tell him there's an escaped rabbit.
Dr. John Watson: You serious?
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Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
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Better to say the least !
9 January 2012 | by mobin-07See all my reviews

I was thoroughly disappointed to see " A Scandal in Belgravia". I did't get the intent of the story, what was the writer/director really planned to do by a disjoint and see-saw storyline and putting up some unnecessary humors/love elements. In that sense The Hounds of Baskerville is better to say the least. Though the ending seemed to be a bit poor. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it; though the timing might have played a part; you know you are not supposed to see mysterious or horror shows in day time. I appreciate the picking up of a atypical story in compare to the previous ones. Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are getting better as the episodes are progressing. Good job folks. You two get along great !

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