Edward Hardwicke, who played Dr. Watson opposite Jeremy Brett's "Sherlock Holmes" in the Granada Television series of the 1980s and '90s, died Monday, the Telegraph in London reported. He was 78.
Hardwicke replaced David Burke and appeared as Watson in 11 hourlong episodes in Granada's "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" from 1986-88; in two-hour versions of "The Sign of Four" (1987) and "The Hound of The Baskervilles" (1988); and then in seasons broadcast as "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes" (1991) and "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" (1994). He also handled the role on the West End stage with Brett in 1989's "The Secret of Sherlock Holmes."
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