Welcome back to Killer Serials, our weekly series that highlights the episodic adventures of dieselpunks greatest heroes. We started Killer Serials in October of '09 with the exploits of legendary escape artist Harry Houdini.
We watched Houdini's fantastic adventures against the mob, mad scientists, evil robots, and even the police. Now we change gears to something a little more cerebral.
In honor of the new Sherlock Holmes movie (released on December 25, 2009), I would like to introduce you all to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Starring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he and Dr. Watson battle criminals in London. Each week on Wednesday morning, Dieselpunks will present another episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes that you can watch for free at home.
The first and only American television series of Sherlock Holmes adventures aired in syndication in the fall of 1954. The 39 half-hour mostly original stories were produced by Sheldon Reynolds and filmed in France by Guild Films, starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson. Archie Duncan appeared in many episodes as Inspector Lestrade (and a few as other characters). Richard Larke, billed as Kenneth Richards, played Sgt. Wilkins in about fifteen episodes. The series' associate producer, Nicole Milinaire, was one of the first women to attain a senior production role in a television series.