GRANADA'S GREATEST DETECTIVE
A GUIDE TO THE CLASSIC SHERLOCK HOLMES
In the thirty years since its inception,
Granada Television’s grandly envisaged adaptations of the master
detective’s legendary annals have become as classical a piece of
Holmesian lore as the canon itself. Staunchly set to both the spirit and
society of Conan Doyle’s texts and commanded by Jeremy Brett’s indelibly
immortal Sherlock Holmes, these milestone works have never been subject
to rigorous, sequential analysis, until now.
Granada’s Greatest Detective endeavours, for
the first time, to present:
• a detailed background of the genesis of
• an examination of the cultural and
political influences that impacted upon the series.
• an inventory of the title, broadcast date,
writer, director, plot summary and cast of each segment.
• classic and contemporary interviews with
both cast and crew from every single instalment including Michael Cox
(producer), Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Edward Hardwicke, Eric Porter,
Rosalie Williams, Jenny Seagrove, Robert Hardy and many others.
• an extensive critique of all forty-one
• a brief review of lost footage, rarely
seen offshoots and curios from the programme’s ten-year lifespan.
This is the full-length study of one of the
most credible and celebrated interpretations in all of Sherlockian