The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982)

UK, 3 October 1982-24 October 1982
1 series, 4 episodes, average 30m
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A British horror television series starring Tom Baker as .


Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr John Watson travel to Dartmoor to investigate the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. They find that his heir, Sir Henry, may be about to fall foul of an ancient family curse involving a huge, spectral hound.


Directed by: Peter Duguid
BBC Birmingham in association with RCTV INC
Produced by: Barry Letts
Adapted by: Alexander Baron
Based on a Book by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks
Lighting by: Alec Robson
Film Camera: John Kenway
Film Editor: Nigel Pardoe-Matthews
Music by: Carl Davis
Sound: David Hughes
Film Sound: Alex Christison
Costume: Joyce Hawkins
Make-up: Susie Bancroft
Designed by: Michael Edwards

Tom Baker (Sherlock Holmes)
Terence Rigby (Doctor Watson)
Nicholas Woodeson (Sir Henry Baskerville)
Gillian Martell (Mrs Barrymore)
Will Knightley (Doctor Mortimer)
Morris Perry (Barrymore)
Terry Forrestal (Sir Hugo Baskerville)
John Boswall (Sir Charles Baskervillle)
Joanna Andrews (girl)
Christopher Ravenscroft (Stapleton)
Kay Adshead (Beryl Stapleton)
Mike Kemp (Clayton)
Norman Tyrrell (Perkins)
Gideon Kolb (waiter)
Brian de Salvo (reception clerk)
Michael Goldie (Selden)
Caroline John (Laura Lyons)
William Squire (Frankland)
Hubert Rees (Inspector Lestrade)

Extracts included in
This Is Your Life: Tom Baker (2000)


3 October 1982
10 October 1982
17 October 1982
24 October 1982



  • Serials on British Television 1950-1994 by Ellen Baskin p.192 – credits, synopsis