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28 October 2014


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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Watson (Ian Hart) and Holmes (Richard Roxburgh)

Richard Roxburgh leads a star-studded cast as Sherlock Holmes, opposite Ian Hart as Dr Watson, in an atmospheric thriller based on the timeless classic.

Dr Watson (Ian Hart)

In the most famous Sherlock Holmes story of them all, the Great Detective travels to Dartmoor to unravel murder, the mystery of a savage, spectral hound, and an evil that has haunted the Baskerville family for centuries.

Stapleton (Richard E Grant)

The Hound Of The Baskervilles portrays Holmes and Watson as young and athletic men in their mid-thirties, much closer to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original vision than the mature and paternalistic figures of previous versions of the story.

The hound itself has been produced for the first time for a 21st century audience using state-of-the-art animatronics and computer generated images. It was made by the people behind Walking With Dinosaurs and The Lost World.

Miss Stapleton (Neve McIntosh)

It's the first dramatisation to be shot at the actual location of the novel, which ranks it amongst the most faithful adaptations of one of literature's greatest gothic thrillers

Appearing alongside the lead characters, a star studded guest cast includes Richard E. Grant, John Nettles, Geraldine James and Liza Tarbuck.

Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, says: "The film is set when it was written in 1901, in a time of great flux and change. London is welcoming in a new age of electric light and the internal combustion engine, whilst the moorland of Dartmoor is like the Wild West – bleak, inhospitable and lawless."

Cast

Richard Roxburgh
Sherlock Holmes
Ian Hart
Dr Watson
Richard E Grant
Stapleton
Neve McIntosh
Miss Stapleton

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