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Encounters was a surreal drama series on BBC2 in the early nineties which as far as I know has never been repeated.
The Other Side presented Sir Arthur Conan Doyle coming face to face with his most famous creation and being forced to examine the darker side of his life and career.
The play is particularly interesting because it's the only occasion on which Richard E Grant played the detective, a part which many Holmes fans think he's perfect for.
The cast includes
Frank Finlay - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Richard E Grant - Sherlock Holmes
Vivienne Dixon - Louise Hawkins
David McKail - Charles Doyle
Written by David Ashton
Produced by Paddy Higson
Directed by Gareth Davies
Transmitted 29th August 1992
Please note: the quality of this is very poor. I think it's taken from a second-generation VHS copy. It also was marked throughout with a very prominent date- and time-code which I've done my best to get rid of. The result is a long way from perfect, but less obtrusive, I think, than leaving the coding in place:
I hope that the extreme rarity of this makes up for the deficiencies.
Encounters: the Other Side
280MB 512x384 XviD
50 mins 55 secs
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