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The Hound of the Baskervilles
('Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic')
In this classic tale of mystery and terror, the notorious sleuthing duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the disappearance of a young lady, and its connection to the legend of a ghostly hound said to haunt the moors surrounding the Baskerville estate.
Air Dates:
First Run - March 1, 1977
Repeat - July 2, 1977
Repeat - June 24, 1979
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7 Responses to Episode 0609

As much as I love the CBS Radio Mystery Theater it's hard for me to warm to their adaptations of Sherlock Homes. The reason that CBSRMT waited until 1977 to even attempt Holmes was probably the difficulty in casting Homes. To me Kevin McCarthy was not a convincing Holmes. In this particular episode there is a lack of decisiveness in the way Holmes speaks. This improved in the later adaptations in which he retained the role, but still not as satisfying as voices like Sir John Gielgud, or Orson Welles in The Mercury Theater.

Holmes is Holmes. As far as I am concerned, the casting is secondary. My beef with with Radio Mystery Theatre is how dressed the stories up with extraneous elements that did not appear in the Canon.

Sherlock Holmes investigates the legend of a ghostly hound that haunts the moors that surround the Baskerville estate.

Sherlock Holmes. I've never been a huge fan... always felt that Holmes was too inbelievable. Guess I'm just a Watsonian type person but not as impressed! hahaha. The story of Henry Baskerville, the heir to a fortune after the death of his wealthy uncle. An old legend about a huge evil hound leads everyone to believe that his death was not an accident and Holmes is brought in to solve the problem.

A Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Convoluted and confusing. Characters & situations pop in and out as this episode rolls along to its conclusion. Bright spot Robert Dryden is always a delight, but this radio play attempts to cover too much. I'm not a fan of Sherlock Holmes stories on Mystery Theater and this episode cements my opinion. 1 star our of 5. JUROR #4

CBSRMT always did justice to Holmes.

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