The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

This series brings to life the many detectives of late Victorian London who were "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes," from R. Austin Freeman’s brilliant forensic expert Dr. John Thorndyke to Arthur Morrison’s notorious villain, private inquiry agent Horace Dorrington, William Hope Hodgson’s world-famous ghost hunter Carnacki and Baroness Orczy’s detective Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.

The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway

51m 49s

In this mystery from Baroness Orczy, a beautiful girl lies dead on the seat of an underground train. Polly Burton, an ambitious young woman who wants to become a crime reporter, takes a ride on the same train. But Polly must beware that all the murderer wants to do is shake hands.


  • A Message from the Deep Sea: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Message from the Deep Sea

    S1 E1 - 48m 54s

    John Neville stars as R. Austin Freeman’s brilliant forensic expert Dr. John Thorndyke. A girl has been found with her throat cut in an East End lodging house. Thorndyke and his partner, Dr. Jervis, examine the body and find a clue which the police completely overlook.

  • The Missing Witness Sensation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Missing Witness Sensation

    S1 E2 - 52m 8s

    A young post office clerk is gunned down at her counter in a violent robbery. Private detective Max Carrados (Robert Stephens) has vital evidence in the case. But a blind man is an easy target to a gang of desperate men.

  • The Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co. Ltd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co. Ltd

    S1 E3 - 52m 5s

    Peter Vaughan stars as Arthur Morrison’s notorious villain, private inquiry agent Horace Dorrington. In this story of fraud and industrial espionage, the deadly rivalry of two big bicycle companies leads to some very dirty work at the race track and at the stock exchange.

  • The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds

    S1 E4 - 50m 50s

    Every jewel thief in the country has got his eye on the fabulous Wiltshire Diamonds, two hundred perfectly matched stones. To help safeguard the jewels, the Duke calls in man-about-town Simon Carne (Roy Dotrice), a rich and charming hunchback with a mysterious side, whose wit and sophistication make him irresistible to women.

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    The Horse of the Invisible

    S1 E5 - 51m 52s

    Donald Pleasence plays world-famous ghost hunter Carnacki, called to Higgins Hall to investigate supernatural threats against the bride-to-be. The family ghost is an invisible horse which, in the past, always caused the death of the daughter of the house on the eve of her wedding.

  • The Case of the Mirror of Portugal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Case of the Mirror of Portugal

    S1 E6 - 50m 33s

    Diamond merchant Leon Bouvier possesses the Mirror of Portugal, but his brother Jacques believes it should be his. Jacques arranges for private agent Horace Dorrington (Peter Vaughan) to steal it, but Dorrington wants the diamond for himself. After Leon is robbed, he calls in Dorrington himself to investigate the case.

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    Madame Sara

    S1 E7 - 52m 7s

    Private detective Dixon Druce (John Fraser) joins forces with Inspector Vandeleur (George Murcell) to investigate the case of a death of an heiress who was under the influence of professional beautician Madame Sara.

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    The Case of the Dixon Torpedo

    S1 E8 - 50m 2s

    Ronald Hynes stars as private investigator Jonathan Pryde in this complex tale of Victorian espionage involving secret weapons and forgery on a grand scale. When Pryde is engaged by the Imperial Russian Embassy to look into forged currency, the Admiralty has another task for Pryde.

  • The Woman in the Big Hat: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Woman in the Big Hat

    S1 E9 - 51m 35s

    Elvi Hale stars as Baroness Orczy’s detective Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. Lady Molly and her policewoman partner Mary Granard meet for tea only to find themselves at a murder scene. Why was the victim murdered, and who was the woman in the big hat who was last seen with him?

  • The Affair of the Tortoise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Affair of the Tortoise

    S1 E10 - 46m 57s

    Private investigator Martin Hewitt (Peter Barkworth) goes to a London lodging house to notify Miss Chapman of an inheritance. But while he’s there, the death of a pet tortoise, the discovery of a voodoo doll, and a missing corpse build an alleged murder case.

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    The Assyrian Rejuvenator

    S1 E11 - 50m 40s

    Romney Pringle (Donald Sinden) is a private investigator and a confidence trickster. Scotland Yard asks him to investigate the Assyrian Rejuvenator – a phony medicine to revive aging spirits – that has taken in an aging military man in love with a young starlet.

  • The Ripening Rubies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Ripening Rubies

    S1 E12 - 49m 43s

    From society ballrooms to the East End dock, private detective and court jeweler Sutton (Robert Lang) follows a trail of stolen jewelry in this Victorian case of robbery and murder.

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