Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen
"The Solitary Cyclist" is an episode of the television series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, an excellent series of adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories, produced in Britain for Granada TV. In this episode, directed by Paul Annett, the renowned Jeremy Brett portrays the famed detective aided by his companion Dr. Watson (David Burke). Here, Holmes aids Violet Smith (Barbara Wilshere) in discovering the identity and intentions of a curious follower. This episode, written by Alan Plater, is one of the most enjoyable of the Holmes stories and is faithful to the original story first published in the Strand Magazine during the late 19th century is exceptional. This series was followed by several sequels, as well as some feature-length TV movie adaptations.