Sherlock Holmes
StarringErich Schellow
Paul Edwin Roth
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 Episode list
Original 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 (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.