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Alan Wheatley

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Alan Wheatley as Sherlock Holmes (1951)

Alan Wheatley (19 april 1907 - 30 august 1995) was an English actor who played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes, a 1951 British BBC TV series. His Watson was Raymond Francis. There was only six episodes of thirty-five minutes, played live: The Empty House, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Dying Detective, The Reigate Squires, The Red-Headed League and The Second Stain. This is the first sherlockian series produced by British television. Well, if not counting the TV pilot The Man Who Disappeared with John Longden (april 1951).

In 1963, he played Sherlock Holmes again but on BBC radio in The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes with Marius Goring as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.