Sherlock Holmes
StarringErich Schellow
Paul Edwin Roth
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 Episode list
Original release
Release28 August 1967 (1967-08-28) –
13 February 1968 (1968-02-13)

Sherlock Holmes is a German 1967 television series featuring Erich Schellow as Sherlock Holmes and Paul Edwin Roth as Dr. Watson.[1]

The series aired on WDR from 28 August 1967 to 13 February 1968[2] and is formed by six episodes, each one adapting a Sherlock Holmes short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle, though the scripts are based on the adaptations made in the first season of the British TV series Sherlock Holmes (1965–1968).[2][1] A DVD was issued in 2012 as number 45 in the Straßenfeger compilation series of crime-related film and TV productions, along with Conan Doyle und der Fall Edalji [de] (1966) and Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (1962), all with German language soundtracks only, and no subtitles.


Title Broadcast Date Short story the episodes is based on
1 Das gefleckte Band 28 August 1967[2] The Adventure of the Speckled Band
2 Sechsmal Napoleon 2 October 1967[2] The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
3 Die Liga der Rothaarigen 7 November 1967[2] The Red-Headed League
4 Die Bruce-Partington-Pläne 6 December 1968[2] The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
5 Das Beryll-Diadem 9 January 1968[2] The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
6 Das Haus bei den Blutbuchen 13 February 1968[2] The Adventure of the Copper Beeches


  1. ^ a b Davies, David Stuart (2007). Starring Sherlock Holmes. Titan Books. p. 134. ISBN 978-1845765378.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Barnes, Alan (2011). Sherlock Holmes on Screen. Titan Books. pp. 190–191. ISBN 9780857687760.