Sunday, 27 July 2014

Witty-Woo! Sexy #SherlockHolmes!

To accompany our new London Walks Podcast on Sherlock Holmes…

…we've raided The D.C's archive for posts on the great detective…

Adam writes… A little market research – slightly unscientific market research, but I found the results revealing nonetheless.

On the Sherlock Holmes Walk last Friday, London Walks I asked my group the following question:

“Who is your favourite onscreen Sherlock Holmes?”

It’s a section of his Sherlock Holmes walk that I look forward to – collecting the opinions of Sherlockian London Walkers. I always asks the question in the appropriate surroundings of St Paul’s, the actors’ church in Covent Garden.

When the name Benedict Cumberbatch was mentioned, there was a palpable fluttering among the group.

A similar flutter occurs if talk turns to Johnny Depp on the Jack the Ripper walk.

It would seem that the BBC’s Sherlock is something of a dish.

Being immune to the cadaverously handsome young Master Cumberbatch’s charms on that particular level, it added a new dimension to my understanding of the great detective: Sherlock Holmes As Sex Symbol.

All thoughts on this fascinating new field of research (well, new to ME anyway) will be gratefully received – drop me a line at the usual email address or add a comment below.


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