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Masterpiece Episode: "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

Season 32, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Richard Roxburgh trades Sherlock Holmes' traditional deerstalker for a top hat as he stalks a Devonshire moor in “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Arthur Conan Doyle's 1901 who(or what)dunit. If it's a what, it's the deadly ghost of the hound that killed Sir Hugo Baskerville in the 17th century. And as this mystery opens, Sir Hugo's descendant, Charles, is literally scared to death by the sight of it. Charles' heir, Sir Henry (Matt Day), doesn't know what to think as he arrives at Baskerville Hall. But Holmes suspects that the spectral hound isn't all that's lurking on the moor. Watson: Ian Hart.
Original Air Date: Jan 19, 2003
Guest Cast Ron Cook: Barrymore Matt Day: Sir Henry Baskerville Jim Norton: Coroner Jim Norton: Coroner Eddie Brittain: Hound Ian Hart: Dr. Watson Liza Tarbuck: Mrs. Barrymore Tom Freeman: Father Christmas Geraldine James: Mrs. Mortimer Richard Hawley: Clayton Paul Kynman: Seldon David McNeill: Hotel Porter Caspar Zafer: Warder Richard Roxburgh: Sherlock Holmes Stephan Bessant: Warder Neve McIntosh: Miss Stapleton John Nettles: Dr. Mortimer Danny Webb: Inspector Lestrade Malcolm Shields: Knight/Choreographer Richard E. Grant: Sir Henry Stapleton

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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