Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen
"The Speckled Band" is an exceptional episode of the television series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, an excellent adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories, produced in Britain for Granada TV. In this episode directed by John Bruce, Jeremy Brett portrays the famed detective aided by his companion Dr. Watson (David Burke). Holmes solves a mysterious murder evidenced only by a series of marks on the body of the deceased. This episode, written by Jeremy Paul is one of the most famous, enjoyable, and suspenseful of the Holmes stories and is faithful to the original story first published in the Strand Magazine in the late 19th century. This series was followed by several sequels, as well as several TV movie adaptations.