Sherlock Holmes : The Norwood Builder (1985)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen

In "The Norwood Builder," an episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (an excellent adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and produced in Britain for Granada), Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) reprises his excellent portrayal of the famed detective aided by his companion Dr. Watson (David Burke). In this episode, Holmes aids John Hector McFarland (Matthew Solon) who is accused of the murder of rich, eccentric Jonas Oldacre (Jonathan Adams) and helps him clear his name. This historically accurate series recreates the adventures of Conan Doyle's Victorian detective with impeccable faithfulness to the original story, sometimes to the extent of recreating the illustrations which accompanied the original story publication in Strand magazine during the late 19th century. Thirteen of the Holmes short stories were adapted in this series, which was followed by the sequels The Return of Sherlock Holmes and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, as well as several feature-length TV movie adaptations.



detective, false-accusation, investigator, killing, lawyer