Based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle: Dr. John Watson returns from Afghanistan, and decides to share lodgings in Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, an acquaintance of one of Watson's own friends. Not long afterward, Holmes brings Watson with him when he solves a murder case that has confused Inspector Lestrade. Watson soon becomes Holmes's friend, assistant, and chronicler, as the private detective takes on one baffling case after another.

Sherlock Holmes - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1954-10-18

Sherlock Holmes - Canon of Sherlock Holmes - Netflix

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this context, the term “canon” is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

Sherlock Holmes - "The Man with the Watches" (1898) - Netflix

Like “The Lost Special”, “The Man with the Watches” appeared in the Strand (in 1898), and later in Round the Fire Stories and Tales of Terror and Mystery. It follows the same pattern; the mystery this time surrounds the appearance of a dead man in a railway carriage, with six pocket watches in his jacket. An explanation is offered by an amateur detective but the narrator notes it is flawed, as it doesn't take into account all the facts. A man involved in the accidental murder of the victim writes a letter to the detective, saying that it was a “mighty clever solution” but entirely incorrect and continues to share the true events of that day. It shares the same backing for categorising as a Sherlock Holmes story as “The Lost Special”, and appears in French anthologies. The story was adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 2009 as “The Thirteen Watches”, in an episode from The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The number of watches was changed because the new title came from a reference (in the Holmes story “The Noble Bachelor”) to Holmes' involvement with the watches incident.

Sherlock Holmes - References - Netflix