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Mystery fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras inspire this captivating series that follows ingenious sleuths as they battle with the wicked criminals that terrorize England and the bumbling police who get in the way. Among the detectives featured are ghost chaser Carnacki (Donald Pleasance), churlish scientist Thorndyke (Barrie Ingham), Gypsy pawnshop owner Hagar (Sara Kestelman) and stuffy secret agent Drew (Derek Jacobi).
Summary of Season 1 (1971) - 4 discs
This 1971 British television series features mysteries based on Victorian-era literature that starred a variety of clever and sometimes dodgy sleuths, including blind detective Max Carrados, secret agent Duckworth Drew and French PI Eugene Valmont. Like Holmes, these men and women ply their wits outside the law to help rid London of greedy jewel thieves, shady spiritualists, hooligan fans of the nascent sport of cycling and more.