The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982) Tom Baker
A 4-Part BBC Production.
Note: never released on dvd.
Peter Duguid can be proud of the efforts he made in adapting this classic to the small screen.
Tom Baker and Terrence Rigby are outstanding as Holmes and Watson, and for once Watson is not the buffoon as portrayed by Nigel Bruce. Baker gives a down to earth portrayal of the great detective, he comes across keen and intelligent, but not so dismissive and patronizing as Jeremy Brett often was in the same role for television.
Woodeson is fine as Sir Henry and Ravenscroft is perfect as the conniving and murderous Stapleton. The doctor, who is a part time archaeologist and collector of skulls, is ably portrayed by Knightley. His apparent willingness to believe in the supernatural dog is offset by his own keen observation and grasp of human nature.
Format: NTSC on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free) Plays worldwide.
Source: tv recording to vhs then later transferred to dvd.
Quality: 7/10 (video quality)
Runtime: 30 minutes x 4 = 120 minutes (approx)
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio:1.33 : 1
Presentation: full size dvd case with case cover.