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Masterpiece Episode: "Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silk Stocking"

Season 35, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: “Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silk Stocking.” The cerebral sleuth (Rupert Everett) stalks an eerily foggy Edwardian London on the trail of a killer targeting aristocratic young women. The fiend's calling card: he dresses his victims in his previous victim's clothes after strangling them and stuffing silk stockings into their throats. He also admires their feet. Watson: Ian Hart. Pentney: Jonathan Hyde. Mary Pentney: Eleanor David. Lestrade: Neil Dudgeon. Mrs. Vandeleur: Helen McCrory.
Original Air Date: Oct 23, 2005
Guest Cast Eleanor David: Mary Pentney Roger Monk: Workman Jonathan Emmett: Policeman Jonathan Hyde: George Pentney Guy Henry: Mr. Bilney Rupert Everett: Sherlock Holmes Neil Dudgeon: Lestrade Tamsin Egerton: Miranda Helhoughton Michael Fassbender: Charles Allen Christine Kavanagh: Lady Helhoughton Perdita Weeks: Roberta Massingham Ian Hart: Dr. Watson Helen McCrory: Mrs. Vandeleur Max Harvey: Master of Ceremonies Gina Beck: Maid Julian Wadham: Hugo Massingham Andy Wisher: Constable Stewart Bevan: Proprietor Jennifer Moule: Georgina Massingham Penny Downie: Judith Massingham Anthony Cozens: Young Constable Nicholas Palliser: Dr. Dunwoody Rachel Hurd-Wood: Imogen Helhoughton Anne Carroll: Mrs. Hudson John Cunningham: Bates

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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