In this story, Watson enforces a relaxing holiday on Holmes to cure his work-related exhaustion. The eerie Cornish coast provides exactly the opposite when death and horror strike a local family and Holmes risks death to solve the case.
Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, this acclaimed dramatisation brings the world of Holmes and Watson to life, and is guaranteed to appeal to any fan of the great detective.
The world’s greatest detective is back, dragging with him his unwilling sidekick Dr Watson. In this darkly atmospheric story Holmes is recovering in Cornwall from exhaustion. However, when he is approached for help by the local vicar, he cannot resist going against doctor’s orders and getting involved.
As the story unfolds towards a very dark conclusion, Clive Merrison and Michael Williams perfectly capture the relationship between Holmes and Watson. Watson in particular has some poignant moments, revealing himself to be a caring friend who suffers as he watches his ‘patient’ put himself through the rigours of another investigation. Certainly, this is one of Holmes’ most bizarre cases. A girl dies sitting at the table, whilst her two brothers, laughing and singing, make claims of a demonic attack by the Devil. Naturally, Holmes is sceptical and proceeds to investigate, and what unfolds challenges even Holmes’ uncanny powers of deduction and is one of his most chilling cases to date.
The Devil’s Foot is classic Holmes at its best. Its Gothic tone has an ending that will see you listening to the whole adventure again, searching for the clues. The soundtrack and effects are understated, adding to an ambience of mystery and dark forces at work.