To accompany our new London Walks Podcast on Sherlock Holmes…
…we've raided The D.C's archive for posts on the great detective…
A little market research – slightly unscientific market research, but we found the results revealing nonetheless.
On the Sherlock Holmes Walk last Friday, London Walks guide Adam asked his group the following question:
“Who is your favourite onscreen Sherlock Holmes?”
It’s a section of his Sherlock Holmes walk that Adam looks forward to – collecting the opinions of Sherlockian London Walkers. He 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 young Mr Cumberbatch’s charms on that particular level, it added a new dimension to Adam’s understanding of the great detective: Sherlock Holmes As Sex Symbol.
All thoughts on this fascinating new field of research (well, new to Adam anyway) will be gratefully received – drop us a line at the usual email address or add a comment below.
Read Doctor Watson’s blog HERE.
Buy Sherlock on DVD HERE.
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