Sherlock Holmes

Peter Cushing succeeded Douglas Wilmer as BBC TV's Holmes, in one of the corporation's earliest colour series. Cushing was an aficionado of the character and had already played him once before, in Hammer Films' 1959 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The BBC teamed him with Nigel Stock as Dr Watson, with sensational results. The intriguing cast of this lavish production of Hound – filmed on Dartmoor for the first time ever – includes Ballard Berkeley as Sir Charles Baskerville. He is now so well known as the absent-minded major in Fawlty Towers, it's startling to see him give such a tortured performance.