The BEST Episodes of Sherlock Holmes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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Based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle: Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Not long afterward, Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another.

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The Case of the Cunningham Heritage

#1 - The Case of the Cunningham Heritage

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 1954

Dr. John Watson meets private detective Sherlock Holmes, and assists him in solving a case that has confused Inspector Lestrade.

star 7.46
28 votes
Directors: Jack Gage
Writers: Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of Harry Crocker

#2 - The Case of Harry Crocker

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 1954

Vaudeville escape artist Harry Crocker turns to Sherlock Holmes for help when he is accused of strangling a chorus girl.

star 7.38
8 votes
Writers: Harold Jack Bloom
The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

#3 - The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 8, 1954

A cowgirl from a visiting rodeo show asks Sherlock Holmes to help her when she discovers a dead man in her hotel room.

star 7.00
39 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Charles Early, Joseph Early
The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

#4 - The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 15, 1954

When Dr. Watson thinks that he has seen a ghost, it puts Sherlock Holmes on a trail that leads to a crime at an art museum.

star 6.92
39 votes
Writers: Charles Early
The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun

#5 - The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 1954

Holmes and Watson travel to Sussex to investigate the murder of Squire Douglas, who was shot to death in a sealed-up castle, with only two apparent suspects.

star 6.86
14 votes
Writers: Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of Lady Beryl

#6 - The Case of Lady Beryl

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 25, 1954

Lady Beryl confesses to a murder that was committed at her home, but Sherlock Holmes is convinced that she is innocent.

star 6.64
14 votes
Directors: Jack Gage
Writers: Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of the Red Headed League

#7 - The Case of the Red Headed League

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 27, 1954

Sherlock Holmes investigates a strange story told to him by a shopkeeper, who claims to have been a member of the 'League of Red-Headed Men' until it unexpectedly dissolved.

star 6.63
8 votes
Writers: Lou Morheim
The Case of the Vanished Detective

#8 - The Case of the Vanished Detective

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 21, 1955

When Sherlock Holmes disappears, Dr. Watson and Inspector Lestrade begin a search that leads them to a small shop.

star 6.57
7 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Charles Early, Joseph Early
The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

#9 - The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 1954

The only clue at the site of two grisly murders is a chicken's foot. Baffled, Insp. Lestrade goes to Sherlock Holmes for assistance.

star 6.50
6 votes
Writers: Lou Morheim, Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of the Laughing Mummy

#10 - The Case of the Laughing Mummy

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 7, 1955

Sherlock Holmes helps one of Dr. Watson's old friends by explaining the source of an odd noise in the man's home, but in doing so Holmes uncovers a more serious mystery.

star 6.50
10 votes
Writers: Charles Early
The Case of the Thistle Killer

#11 - The Case of the Thistle Killer

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 14, 1955

Sherlock Holmes helps Scotland Yard to track down a killer who has been leaving three thistles next to each of the women he has murdered.

star 6.50
8 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Charles Early, Joseph Early
The Case of the Perfect Husband

#12 - The Case of the Perfect Husband

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 2, 1955

Russell Partridge announces to his wife Janet one day that he is in fact a killer who has murdered his six previous wives, and notifies her that she has one day to live and get her affairs in order before he murders her, too. Janet can get no one to believe her tale, except Holmes and Watson, who must devise a plan to trap the killer before Janet's time runs out.

star 6.40
5 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Hamilton Keener
The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter

#13 - The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 7, 1955

Sherlock Holmes races against time in order to find the location of a bomb that was planted somewhere in London by an extortionist.

star 6.33
6 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Sheldon Reynolds, Sidney Morse
The Case of the Deadly Prophecy

#14 - The Case of the Deadly Prophecy

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 14, 1955

Holmes and Watson are called to a boy's school in Belgium. It seems that a young student has gotten into the habit of writing the names of faculty members on the steps of a nearby church, and shortly afterwards person whose name has been written down is found dead.

star 6.33
6 votes
Writers: George Fass, Gertrude Fass
The Case of the Greystone Inscription

#15 - The Case of the Greystone Inscription

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 31, 1955

Millicent Channing comes to consult Sherlock Holmes because her fiancé John has disappeared. John has recently been absorbed in his historical study, believing that he has made an important discovery. All that Millicent knows about it is that John was planning to see Sir Thomas Greystone. She tells Holmes about her visit to Greystone Castle, where she was received coldly by the Greystones, and was told that they had never seen John. Holmes proceeds to John's flat to look at his research papers, and he finds a copy of a historical inscription that he then takes with him to Greystone Castle.

star 6.29
7 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: George Fass, Gertrude Fass
The Case of the Winthrop Legend

#16 - The Case of the Winthrop Legend

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 1954

Sherlock Holmes seeks a rational explanation for the Winthrop family legend, which foretells the death of any family member who unexpectedly finds silver coins in his possession.

star 6.22
9 votes
Directors: Jack Gage
Writers: Harold Jack Bloom, Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of the Split Ticket

#17 - The Case of the Split Ticket

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 1955

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson return to their flat to find Brian O'Casey waiting for them. The over-excited O'Casey struggles to get his points across, but eventually he explains how he, his friend Albert, and a young woman whom he met in a bakery shop shared the price of a sweepstakes ticket, tearing the ticket into three pieces, one for each of them to hold. Their number won, and they each stand to win 8,000 pounds. But now Albert has disappeared, and unless the other two can find him by midnight, the ticket will expire, and then they won't be able to collect their winnings.

star 6.20
5 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Lou Morheim
The Case of the French Interpreter

#18 - The Case of the French Interpreter

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 17, 1955

Dr. Watson urgently fetches Sherlock Holmes from his club, and brings him to see a French interpreter who urgently needs the detective. The interpreter, M. Dubec, explains how his services were requested by a man named Lattimer, who then abducted him and took him to an unknown location. There Dubec was asked to persuade a Frenchman to sign some papers for Lattimer and an associate, so that they can gain control over his sister's wealth. The case becomes more urgent when the criminals find out about Dubec's meeting with Holmes, and once again take him to their hidden location.

star 6.17
6 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Lou Morheim
The Case of the Shy Ballerina

#19 - The Case of the Shy Ballerina

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 22, 1954

Dr. Watson accidentally comes home from his club with another man's coat, providing an important clue when the other man is murdered late that same night.

star 6.00
37 votes
Writers: Charles Early, Sheldon Reynolds
The Case of the Night Train Riddle

#20 - The Case of the Night Train Riddle

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 11, 1955

A young boy and his father are traveling on a train, and after they have a fight, the boy runs out of the compartment and seems to have vanished into thin air. Although his governess thinks he has simply run away, Holmes begins to suspect something a bit more serious, and his investigation leads him to a nearby circus.

star 6.00
4 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Lou Morheim
The Case of the Impostor Mystery

#21 - The Case of the Impostor Mystery

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired May 16, 1955

Holmes and Watson return from a vacation at Brighton to find an impostor has been impersonating Holmes, misadvising Lestrade to guard Hambleburg's not Carrolton's jewelry store and Sir Arthur to hide his valuables in the biscuit jar. Fighting impersonation with impersonation, Watson becomes the maharaja of Gampoor.

star 6.00
5 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Lou Morheim
The Case of the Eiffel Tower

#22 - The Case of the Eiffel Tower

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired May 23, 1955

After a famous criminal is run over and killed by a milk truck, Insp. Lestrade finds a mysterious coded note in the man's clothing. He asks Holmes to decipher it, and Holmes' subsequent investigation leads him to assume the dead gangster's identity and he follows a trail of clues to Paris.

star 6.00
5 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Roger Emerson Garris
The Case of the Haunted Gainsborough

#23 - The Case of the Haunted Gainsborough

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Jul 4, 1955

This is the story of the hunt for the MacGregor treasure -- and curse. The villain would be the castle's foreclosing mortgage holder, Archibald Ross.

star 6.00
4 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Charles Early, Joseph Early
The Case of the Exhumed Client

#24 - The Case of the Exhumed Client

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired May 30, 1955

Sir Charles Farnsworth is found dead in his mysterious Farnsworth Castle. It turns out that Farnsworth had a clause inserted in this will that his death, no matter what the apparent cause, would be investigated by Sherlock Holmes. Holmes' investigation reveals traces of arsenic in the man's body, and there seems to be no shortage of people who knew Sir Charles who wanted him dead.

star 5.80
5 votes
Directors: Steve Previn
Writers: Charles Early, Joseph Early
The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids

#25 - The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 25, 1955

A baby is left on Holmes' and Watson's doorstep. The child turns out to be the son of a missing French scientist. When Watson is later brutally attacked and the baby kidnapped, the detectives must find the baby and its father and avoid an international scandal.

star 5.75
4 votes
Writers: Joseph Victor, Sheldon Reynolds