Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's gothic mystery is given a streamlined treatment in this BBC production. One of only four novels featuring Mr. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles
has been adapted many times; this version features characterizations that are unusually true to the original stories. The adventure begins with a visit to 221B Baker Street from country doctor James Mortimer (John Nettles). Mortimer is in London to meet Sir Henry Baskerville (Matt Day), heir to a considerable fortune, a sprawling estate in the Devonshire moors and a family curse. His late uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville, died recently of heart failure, but...