“God in Heaven! So they were dead, then, both of them - the great criminal and the immortal crime savant - deep down in the boiling depths, among the jagged rocks of Reichenbach. And Dr. Conan Doyle was free to turn his agile mind to worthier matters.
“He was amazed, he tells us, at the concern expressed by the public. ‘You brute!’ began one vigorous, tearful letter of remonstrance from a woman; and from all sides were heard the sounds of lamentation. It was as if a god had been destroyed by treachery. So children mourn, perhaps, when Santa Claus is murdered by their elders.”
~~ Vincent Starrett, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Posts tagged Granada Holmes.
Side-by-side comparisons between the Granada Television adaptations of The Speckled Band, The Twisted Lip and The Red-Headed League and illustrations from The Strand by Sidney Paget, 1891
Perfect show was perfect.
Unused promotional photo. The photo was retaken after it was realized Brett was still wearing his earring.
Initially, he wanted to be a pirate.
Scandal in Bohemia
“It was a very, very happy time and he’s deeply and sadly missed. I mean, I miss him … he was an extraordinary man and a *great* loss and sadly, I feel, not honored enough for what he did; he didn’t get any gongs for that performance. And it will be remembered, I’m sure, because I think he was an extraordinary Holmes.” - Edward Hardwicke on Jeremy Brett
Filed under Not Going to Happen to Martin Freeman, but jeez this was a great scene.
“He is one of the loveliest people, and I suppose he *is* the best friend that any man has ever had….in life. Which is after all how Doyle describes Watson.” - Jeremy Brett on Edward Hardwicke