Sherlock Holmes - And The Leading Lady/Incident At Victoria Falls
Running Time: 360 minutes
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 02/11/09
Content Type: TV Series
The legendary sleuth from 221B Baker Street returns with an all-star cast for another two nail-biting cases, saving the innocent, pursuing the guilty and rescuing his beloved England from the hands of unscrupulous despots. Featuring an all-star cast including Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings and Star Wars), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers), Morgan Fairchild, Jenny Seagrove (Judge John Deed), Engelbert Humperdinck and Joss Ackland.
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The movies/ mini series were made for television by an outfit called Harmony Gold, in association with a bunch of European banks and Silvio Berlusconi Communications. Harmony Gold also did an all-star adaptation of Jules Verne's Around The World In Eighty Days with Pierce Brosnan that's also fairly entertaining.
Image quality's a little on the dodgy side as these movies although shot on 35mm were postproduced on 1991 vintage NTSC video with all the video artefacts that entails (like Star Trek Next Gen).
A pleasurable way of spending six hours when there's only Strictly or X Factor on the box.
Haven't seen the third Holmes "Hound of London" with Pat Macnee in the lead. The IMDb listing makes it sound frightful. I think it might be a different production company as well. Unlike the two Lee productions, there are no "names" in the cast list other than Pat himself.
Interestingly, Patrick Macnee's IMDb entry includes another Holmes picture in 1996 - "Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Temporal Nexus". No cast details other than the lad himself, and apparently other than an airing at the 1996 Cannes Film Market it's never seen the light of day. Associated Television International production.