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The rivals of Sherlock Holmes. / Set 1

Author: Robert LoveJonathan AlwynR Austin FreemanErnest BramahArthur MorrisonAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery television programs
Television crime shows
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television series
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Love; Jonathan Alwyn; R Austin Freeman; Ernest Bramah; Arthur Morrison; Guy Boothby; William Hope Hodgson; L T Meade; Robert Eustace; Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness; Clifford Ashdown; Max Pemberton; Philip Mackie; Julian Bond; Anthony Steven; Stuart Hood; Alan Cooke; Bill Craig; Anthony Skene; Jim Goddard; Kim Mills; Mike Vardy; Piers Haggard; Bill Bain; John Neville; Robert Stephens; Peter Vaughan; Roy Dotrice; Donald Pleasence; John Fraser; Ronald Hines; Elvi Hale; Peter Barkworth; Donald Sinden; Robert Lang; Jeremy Irons; Freemantle Home Entertainment (Firm); Thames Television, ltd.; Acorn Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 432341631
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Contains 13 episodes from the series.
Originally broadcast on Thames Television in 1971.
Special features: Vol. 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.
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.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 654 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital.
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.
Responsibility: 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.

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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.

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