Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
Tonight at 9 o'clock on Masterpiece Theatre.
November 1903. Fresh from an opium den in London's East End, Sherlock Holmes relaxes with green tea and a book on beekeeping, paying no heed to Dr. Watson's plea for help with a baffling case. 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. The original screenplay is by Allan Cubitt (Anna Karenina, Prime Suspect 2), who adapted the classic Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles for Masterpiece Theatre in 2003. This time Cubitt concocts his own tale of serial murder set in high society to challenge the wits of the celebrated brain of Baker Street.