Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking: Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate following the murders of young debutante daughters of the aristocracy with each new victim found dressed in the previous victim’s clothes. A brand new Holmes mystery not based on any of the Conan Doyle stories. Ian Hart reprises his role as Watson from BBC1’s Hound of the Baskervilles adaptation in 2002 but the Holmes role is taken over by Rupert Everett.
Rupert Everett (Sherlock Holmes), Ian Hart (Dr. Watson), Tamsin Egerton (Miranda Helhoughton), Neil Dudgeon (Lestrade), Jonathan Hyde (George Pentney), Nicholas Palliser (Dr. Dunwoody), Anne Carroll (Mrs Hudson), Perdita Weeks (Roberta Massingham), Jennifer Moule (Georgina Massingham), Eleanor David (Mary Pentney), John Cunningham (Bates), Gina Beck (Maid), Helen McCrory (Mrs. Vandeleur), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Imogen Helhoughton), Julian Wadham (Hugo Massingham), Penny Downie (Judith Massingham), Guy Henry (Mr. Bilney), Michael Fassbender (Charles Allen),
Writer: Allan Cubitt / Producer: Elinor Day / Director: Simon Cellan Jones
UK / BBC One 1x100m / 26 December 2004
<plot>The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she’s a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very loose ends. </plot>