The Hound of the Baskervilles (BBC 1982) now available on DVD from Australia

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The 1982 BBC Classic Serial adaptation of Hound, starring Tom Baker as Holmes and Terence Rigby as Watson has been released on DVD in Australia by Madman –

http://www.madman.com.au/catalogue/view/23503/sherlock-holmes-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-starring-tom-baker-1982

The carrot of this release is a commentary track with Baker on all four episodes, highlights in the clip below.

Whilst this version of the story does have its faults (I’ve never cared for Rigby’s performance, for example, which is a problem since Watson is centre stage for a large part of the story) Baker is a commanding Holmes and it’s a very faithful adaptation of the novel.

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