Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
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The Boscombe Valley Mystery 

The much cantankerous and widely despised Bill McCarthy is found bludgeoned to death and his son, with whom he often quarreled, is the prime suspect.

Director:

Viktors Ritelis

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), Bruce Stewart (dramatisation)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Cushing ... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Stock ... Dr. Watson
John Tate John Tate ... John Turner
Nick Tate ... James McCarthy
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Moran
Michael Godfrey ... Inspector Lanner
Heather Kyd Heather Kyd ... Alice Turner
Peter Madden ... Bill McCarthy
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Cowper
Caroline Ellis ... Patience Moran
Gertan Klauber ... Fat Man
Vernon Joyner Vernon Joyner ... Matlock
Sally Sanders Sally Sanders ... Bella McCarthy

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Storyline

The dead body of grumpy Bill McCarthy is found, brained with a rock, and his son James, with whom he did not get on, is arrested. James' girl-friend approaches Holmes, who discovers that Bill's dying words were nothing to do with "a rat" but concerned with the days of the Australian Gold Rush, decades earlier. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Horror | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Although Lestrade appears in the original story, he is replaced by another policeman in this adaptation and the later Jeremy Brett remake. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] After all, the art of detection is simply seeing beyond appearances to the hidden truth.
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Incorrect credit given for actor
17 June 2018 | by brndshounSee all my reviews

In the list of characters and their actors Nick Tate is credited as playing James McCarthy however I kept saying to myself that's a James Purefoy and sure enough at the end when they rolled the credits. Sure enough the part of James McCarthy was played by James Purefoy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1968 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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