SUPER sleuth Sherlock Holmes was out hunting for clues in Oxford as a new television show was filmed in March 1990.

The Sheldonian Theatre was chosen as the location by a TV crew recreating one of the detective's famous murder mysteries.

Local people filled in as extras near the Bodleian Library for the filming of a hanging scene in the Holmes adventure The Napoleon of Crime.

Film-makers were also using an address in Oxford as the location for Holmes' famous flat, usually found at 221B Baker Street in London.

The rest of the story was made across several locations in Newbury, London and Buckinghamshire's Pinewood Studios.

Edward Woodward played the detective while his sidekick John Watson's shoes were filled by John Hillerman.

Holmes' nemesis, the villain Moriarty, who is described as the 'Napoleon of Crime' from the title, was played by Anthony Andrews.

The show was made by Yorkshire television and aired later that year.