If you happen to be home Saturday night and you think there is nothing on TV worth watching I have good news for you; local PBS member station KQED will be showing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (check listings for time). This film is well acted by the distinguished cast (Including Robert Stephens in the titular role and Christopher Lee as Holmes’ elder brother Mycroft) and brilliantly written and directed by Billy Wilder of Sunset Blvd. (and many other superb films) fame. The movie is a bit slow, but give the story time to unfold and Wilder will not disappoint with his clever and thoughtful interpretation of this much beloved character.

— John Morton