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Ronald Howard - Sherlock Holmes (1954 - 1955)

Ronald_Howard.jpg (13461 bytes)Produced by Sheldon Reynolds, filmed and scored in France, 39 specially written thirty-minute TV films were made starring Ronald Howard as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson. Ronald Howard (b. 7 April 1918, d. 19 December 1996) was the son of the actor Leslie Howard, with whom he appeared in "Pimpernel Smith". Howard Marion-Crawford (b. 17 January 1914, d. 24 November 1969) is one of those rare Holmes-Watson actors. He was Holmes to Finlay Currie's Watson in a 1948 BBC radio production of The Speckled Band.

howard.jpg (6225 bytes)Review: "...from interesting and adequate dramas, through standard television fodder to the downright silly. In The Texas Cowgirl, for example, a Red Indian Chief in full dress, a fugitive from a traveling Wild West show, erected a tepee inside the Baker Street consulting room..." Michael Pointer, The Pictorial History of Sherlock Holmes

Bob Byrne has based his short story The Case of the Cursed Tower, on The Case of the Exhumed Client from the series. Some of the episodes are available on video and DVD. A full list, together with original broadcast dates, is below.

Broadcast Date Episode
18 October 1954 The Case of the Cunningham Heritage
25 October 1954 The Case of Lady Beryl
1 November 1954 The Case of the Pennsylvania Gun
8 November 1954 The Case of the Texas Cowgirl
15 November 1954 The Case of the Belligerent Ghost
22 November 1954 The Case of the Shy Ballerina
29 November 1954 The Case of the Winthrop Legend
6 December 1954 The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff
13 December 1954 The Case of Harry Croker
20 December 1954 The Mother Hubbard Case
27 December 1954 The Case of the Red Headed League
3 January 1955 The Case of the Shoeless Engineer
10 January 1955 The Case of the Split Ticket 
17 January 1955 The Case of the French Interpreter
24 January 1955 The Case of the Singing Violin 
31 January 1955 The Case of the Greystone Inscription
7 February 1955 The Case of the Laughing Mummy
14 February 1955 The Case of the Thistle Killer
21 February 1955 The Case of the Vanished Detective
28 February 1955 The Case of the Careless Suffragette
7 March 1955 The Case of the Reluctant Carpenter
14 March 1955 The Case of the Deadly Prophecy
4 April 1955 The Christmas Pudding
11 April 1955 The Night Train Riddle
18 April 1955 The Case of the Violent Suitor
25 April 1955 The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids
2 May 1955 The Case of the Perfect Husband
9 May 1955 The Case of the Jolly Hangman
16 May 1955 The Case of the Impostor Mystery
23 May 1955 The Case of the Eiffel Tower
30 May 1955 The Case of the Exhumed Client 
6 June 1955 The Case of the Impromptu Performance
20 June 1955 The Case of the Baker Street Bachelors
27 June 1955 The Case of the Royal Murder 
4 July 1955 The Case of the Haunted Gainsborough
11 July 1955 The Case of the Neurotic Detective
18 July 1955 The Case of the Unlucky Gambler
19 September 1955 The Case of the Diamond Tooth
17 October 1955 The Case of the Tyrant's Daughter