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Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

Granada’s Telecast of The Mazarin Stone (April 4, 1994) with Mystery Intro/Outro

“It was horrible!”

– The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (NAVA)

Granada Television gave us our viewable adaption of MAZA on April 4, 1994. There is an eariier film adaption by Elie Norwood that is currently unavaiable for viewing that is in the archives of the British Film Institute.

In an unusual twist, the producers combined elements of The Adventure of the Three Garrideba with elements from The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone for it’s episode of The Mazarin Stone for The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, the seventh and final season . This was the 40th of the 41 Granada episodes.  This is the only episode where two story elements were combined into one episode.

Mycroft Holmes investigating the theft of the Mazarin Stone.
Watson investigating the Garrideb mystery

Holmes, played by Jeremy Brett, was only in a small portion of the show due to illness, so Charles Gray’s character of Mycroft Holmes investigates when the Mazarin Stone is stolen from a museum, and Edward Hardwicke’s Watson deals with the promise of a large inheritance if a third person with the surname of Garrideb can be found.

What are your thoughts on this episode?

We are also able to share the introduction and outro videos of Diana Riggs for broadcast in the US on hte PBS series Mystery! Enjoy!

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Mazarin Stone

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Mazarin Stone

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR)   Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Mazarin Stone

Data! Data! Data! – The Mazarin Stone

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) His thick stick half raised, he was crouching for his final spring and blow when a cool, sardonic voice greeted him from the open bedroom door: ‘Don’t break it, Count! Don’t break it!’  ~ Ilustration by … Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Mazarin Stone

The 17 Steps: The Mazarin Stone

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Mazarin Stone (MAZA) BAKER STREET, THIRD PERSON “He looked round him at the scientific charts upon the wall, the acid-charred bench of chemicals, the violin-case leaning in the corner, the coal-scuttle, which contained of old the pipes and tobacco.” What sort of scientific charts… Continue Reading

Charlotte Observer Published The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

Charlotte Observer Published The Three Garridebs on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom.… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Illustrious Client

Data! Data! Data! – The Illustrious Client

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It is… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Illustrious Client

The 17 Steps: The Illustrious Client

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Illustrious Client (ILLU) THE EVER-PERSISTENT WATSON “‘It can’t hurt now,’ was Mr. Sherlock Holmes’s comment when, for the tenth time in as many years.” What was it about this case that had Watson asking to publish it on an annual basis? Did he find… Continue Reading

Elementary Episode #149 has “Three Garridebs” Easter Eggs

Elementary Episode #149 has “Three Garridebs” Easter Eggs

“A very remarkable account,’ said Sherlock Holmes.” -The Sign of the Four (SIGN) The CBS television series Elementary is fast approaching its conclusion with 5 episodes remaining to be aired. The 8th episode of the current 7th season, titled Miss Understanding aired on Thursday, July 11, 2019. No numismatic connections in this episode, but we do have two “Easter… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box – Thor Bridge

From Watson’s Tin Box – Thor Bridge

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading