This series of Sherlock Holmes stories was first aired in 1954. Consisting of 39 episodes, it was actually filmed in France, but made use of stock footage of London.
The series was produced by Sheldon Reynolds and starred Ronald Howard, who was the son of Leslie Howard.
Most of the stories were written for the series, and were not by Sherlock Holmes's creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Season 1 Episode 1 - The Case Of The Cunningham HeritageSherlock Holmes has returned from Afghanistan and recruits Dr. Watson as his assistant. Soon they are both on the trail of a murderer, attempting to prove the innocence of the prime suspect. Originally released: 18 October 1954. Runtime: 27:05.
Season 1 Episode 2 - The Case Of Lady BerylInspector Lestrade and Dr. Watson are investigating a murder at the Beryl Residence. It seems an open and shut case, as Lady Beryl confesses. Sherlock Holmes is not convinced and recreates the crime scene. Originally released: 25 October 1954. Runtime: 26:57.
Season 1 Episode 3 - The Case Of The Pennsylvania GunSquire John Douglas has been murdered with a Pennsylvanian sawed-off Shotgun, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to Sussex to investigate. There are two suspects, but who actually committed the crime? Originally released: 1 November 1954. Runtime: 26:37.
Season 1 Episode 4 - The Case Of The Texas CowgirlBison Jack's Rodeo Show is in town and one of the performers is Minnie O'Malley. When she discovers a dead body in her hotel room, Minnie calls for help from Holmes and Watson. Originally released: 8 November 1954. Runtime: 27:05.
Season 1 Episode 5 - The Case Of The Belligerent GhostDr Watson swears that he has seen a ghost. Sherlock Holmes is skeptical. Will his investigations lead to the discovery of a real ghost or maybe a much more plausible explanation? Originally released: 15 November 1954. Runtime: 26:45.
Season 1 Episode 6 - The Case Of The Shy BallerinaBy mistake Dr. Watson leaves his club with someone else's coat. Maybe this could prove a vital clue, when the man is later that evening found murdered. Originally released: 22 November 1954. Runtime: 26:03.
Season 1 Episode 13 - The Case Of The Split TicketWhen Holmes and Watson return to their Baker Street offices, they find a very agitated Brian O'Casey. The story he tells is how he and two others bought a sweepstake ticket together, but one of them has disappeared. Originally released: 10 January 1955. Runtime: 26:37.
Season 1 Episode 17 - The Case Of The Laughing MummyIn a strange case, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson visit a country manor to investigate an Egyptian mummy that has been heard making strange laughing sounds. How can this be and who was the mummy? Originally released: 7 February 1955. Runtime: 26:44.
Season 1 Episode 21 - The Case Of The Reluctant CarpenterA blackmailer mistakes Inspector Lestrade for Sherlock Holmes. He threatens to explode a bomb unless a large ransom is paid. Maybe, he has reckoned without the intervention of the real Sherlock Holmes. Originally released: 7 March 1955. Runtime: 26:45.
Season 1 Episode 27 - The Case Of The Perfect HusbandRussell Partridge is a highly respected art collector, who threatens to kill his wife on their first wedding anniversary. Is he really serious about this? Maybe there are other secrets for Holmes to uncover. Originally released: 2 May 1955. Runtime: 26:33.
Season 1 Episode 30 - The Case Of The Eiffel TowerInspector Lestrade finds a strange note, written in code in a dead man's clothes. He calls in Holmes to see if he can decipher it and find out what message says. Originally released: 23 May 1955. Runtime: 26:21.
Season 1 Episode 34 - The Case Of The Royal MurderAs a reward for solving one of their cases, Holmes and Watson are invited for a weekend away in the Balkans. All does not go well when one of the guests, Prince Stefan, is poisoned and their host is accused of his murder. Originally released: 27 June 1955. Runtime: 26:40.
Season 1 Episode 35 - The Case Of The Haunted GainsboroughMalcolm MacGregan intends selling his family's castle, but a ghost is scaring off potential buyers. When Holmes and Watson investigate, it does indeed appear that the supernatural is at work. Originally released: 4 July 1955. Runtime: 26:39.
Season 1 Episode 36 - The Case Of The Neurotic DetectiveThese are strange times. There is a spate of thefts, with not a clue to their perpetrator. Sherlock Holmes is acting in a most peculiar manner, which does not escape Dr. Watson's attention. Originally released: 11 July 1955. Runtime: 26:47.
Season 1 The Case Of The Unlucky GamblerA young boy asks Sherlock Holmes to help find his father, who has gone missing. Holmes discovers the man's secret, which gives this episode its title, but there is more to be uncovered. Originally released: 18 July 1955. Runtime: 26:39.
Season 1 Episode 37 - The Case Of The Diamond ToothWhilst strolling along the banks of the River Thames, Dr. Watson discovers a diamond tooth. Holmes believes that this could well be a clue to a murder, that has been committed close by. Originally released: 19 September 1955. Runtime: 25:30.
Season 1 Episode 39 - The Case Of The Tyrant's DaughterA chemist is accused of murdering his fiancee's stepfather. The fact that the man opposed their marriage and the evidence, both point to an open and shut case. Sherlock Holmes is not so convinced of the man's guilt. Originally released: 17 October 1955. Runtime: 26:59.