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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 Eddie Brittain: Hound Neve McIntosh: Miss Stapleton Danny Webb: Inspector Lestrade Malcolm Shields: Knight/Choreographer Richard Hawley: Clayton Ron Cook: Barrymore Tom Freeman: Father Christmas Paul Kynman: Seldon Ian Hart: Dr. Watson Matt Day: Sir Henry Baskerville Caspar Zafer: Warder Liza Tarbuck: Mrs. Barrymore David McNeill: Hotel Porter Richard Roxburgh: Sherlock Holmes Geraldine James: Mrs. Mortimer John Nettles: Dr. Mortimer Stephan Bessant: Warder Jim Norton: Coroner Jim Norton: Coroner 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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