Silver Blaze

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Silver Blaze was a 25 minute episode in ITV’s ‘The Sunday Drama’ series, first aired on 27 November 1977. The joint British/Canadian production by HTV, ATV and TVOntario was based on Arthur Conan Doyle's story of the same name and starred Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and Thorley Walters as Doctor Watson[1].

Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

The film features GWR Small Prairie 4566 and a train including two former SVR resident carriages, LNWRLondon & North Western Railway 6-wheeled saloon, later Army 3005 and SECRSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway Open First (later Family Saloon) No.177, later Army 3006. Holmes and Watson are seen aboard the train, which arrives at Tavistock (Arley) where they alight on their way to Baskerville Hall.

GWR Pannier 5764 also makes a brief appearance at the end of the episode.

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway


  1. IMDB