Monday, 27 February 2017

Witty-Woo! It's Sexy #Sherlock

DC Editor Adam writes…

In December 2016 I posted the The Daily Constitutional's blog post number 5,000.

To mark the occasion I've been digging in the archive and over February 2017 I'll be reblogging The DC's "Greatest Hits" – my 50 favourite posts. 

In addition I'll be sharing my 50 favourite London photos to have appeared here since October 2008. 

I hope you enjoy them

Feb 2017

This one was first posted back in February 2012 and features a most educational episode (for me, at least) on Sherlock Holmes as sex symbol…

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

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

“Who is your favourite Sherlock Holmes on screen?”

It’s a section of the 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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