“I have my old favourite” [3GAR]
It's hard to believe, but next year — 2024 — will mark the 40th anniversary of the premiere of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Granada TV.
Then, the early 1980s featured not one but two productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles — one starring Tom Baker and another starring Ian Richardson, who also followed with a version of The Sign of Four.
But it was Michael Cox's production efforts on behalf of Granada TV that resulted in one of the most iconic Sherlock Holmes portrayals of the era. Starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes and David Burke as Dr. Watson (portrayed by Edward Hardwicke in later episodes), we were treated to lavish productions that were mostly faithful to the original stories, with set designs, costumes, and locations that made the stories spring from the page.
And to celebrate the 40th anniversary, our friends at Sherlock Holmes Magazine have commissioned a poll in which they ask us to vote for the greatest Granada Sherlock Holmes episode.e
The results will be published in the Spring 2024 issue of Sherlock Holmes Magazine.
While we have you here, you can listen to the interview with Adrian Braddy, founder and editor of Sherlock Holmes Magazine.
And why not hear how Gus and Luke Holwerda produce their show, The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast?