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Elementary My Dear Watson (TV episode 1973)

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Comedy Playhouse: Elementary My Dear Watson (1973)

Elementary My Dear Watson is the 3rd episode in season 13 of the British TV series Comedy Playhouse which was a collection of series pilots. Starring John Cleese (Holmes) and William Rushton (Watson). Produced by BBC, and aired on 18 january 1973. 30 min.

In this episode, Sherlock Holmes and Watson try to find Edwardian solutions to the contemporary 1973 problems. Moreover, Sherlock Holmes admits that he is the fruit of people's imagination.


  • Director : Harold Snoad
  • Producer : Barry Took
  • Screenplay : N. F. Simpson
  • Music : Burt Rhodes
  • Decoration : Raymond Cusick
  • Costumes : Marjorie Lewis