The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Eligible Bachelor

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April 11, 2019



Anna Calder-Marshall as Fanny Colenso
Edward Hardwicke as Doctor Watson
Jeremy Brett as Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Paris Jefferson as Henrietta Doran
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Reviewed by Neil Doyle 5 / 10 / 10

To call this episode "weird" is an understatement...

This two-hour version of a Sherlock Holmes story that has been embellished with a number of new ingredients and sub-plots taken from other works of literature (most notably, the mad wife from "Jane Eyre"), is an extravagant waste of time for the viewer. I came upon this after the first ten minutes and from then on tried to make sense of the proceedings. This was nearly impossible until I watched at least an hour of it to get to the main thread of the story. Even then, the plot is all over the place with rambling, incoherently staged scenes that seem to lack any sense of continuity. It's as if the editor had a jumbled mess on his hands and didn't know how to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Of course, Sherlock has no such problem. With the thinnest of hints, he manages to solve the entire case using implausible practices. The weird underpinnings of the story are too improbable to bear much scrutiny. Let's just say the settings are fine, the atmosphere proper and the acting is first rate except for Jeremy Brett who seems to be giving his all to an overbaked role that makes Sherlock Holmes look as though he needs a lot of clinical care. Brett looks pale and distraught most of the time, clearly not in the best of health with his asthma hurting his ability to draw his breath at times. Too bad he had to waste so much energy on a badly constructed episode that seemed endless.

Reviewed by Paul Evans 5 / 10 / 10

Enjoyable, if a bit heavy going.

I'll start by saying, whenever I see those words T R Bowen (Screenplay writer) in the opening scripts, I always feel like I'm in safe hands, and that only good things await. I'd class myself as a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, and watching this, it's either a case that I've never seen it before, or I've seen it and don't remember it. 1991 to 1993 had been a lean time for fans of the great Detective, with only a few offerings. Reading the reviews, this seems to be one of the least favoured episodes. I can see why some may not love it, but I really enjoyed it, and found some great features. The usual attention to detail is paid to costumes and sets etc, it looks wonderful. Simon Williams, gives the usual upper class British performance you'd expect from him, the trio of old ladies are excellent, as is Anna Calder Marshall. A deep and dark story, one of revenge, no real suspense or mystery, more one of 'when?' That said, it is quite a dark production, in appearance, it's very grey and heavy, and the tone too, it's not a jolly affair. The flashbacks and dreams are a little overplayed, it is heavy viewing, you need to concentrate hard. Not my favourite, but enjoyable 7/10

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 5 / 10 / 10

What Story Was That?

I have decided to stop evaluating these episodes because they fly in the face of the Holmes canon. This one is about a marriage between a young woman and her ne'er-do- well fiancé, who has had a series of conquests, each involving a death or disfigurement or annulment. Each has one thing in common. It pads his wealth, which he quickly dissipates. Holmes has had trouble sleeping. He has a recurring dream with strikingly horrible visions. The episode starts to fall apart when the dreams connect to reality. Conan-Doyle's character was incredibly critical of anything but deduction and fact. Here he moves in and out of a dream world. Several other factors enter in, including the sought after revenge of one of the previous conquests. There is a leopard running around loose and a man who shows up at the wedding. There are a few entertaining moments and visually the special effects are reasonable. But it doesn't seem to work. It's also hard to watch Jeremy Brett in the latter stages of his life, in the kind of distress we see here.

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